Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Hot Act To Bootleg!

The Life of Pablo will likely score the number one spot. The album was released on Sunday by the controversial celebrity agitator/rapper/producer Kanye West.

Kanye who already celebrating his platinum selling album is getting hammered by the junk food media for his diss on rival Taylor Swift. At the Grammy's Taylor fired back at Kanye after he said on his album that this "bitch owed her career to him". Kanye's album must be in-demand because people are taking advantage of buying the album. It may be one of the best albums of the year.

It took over three years of work and retooling. The album received praise and criticism.

It also attracted some major bootlegging.

The downloading torrents have already premiered the release. And many of Yeezy's fans already copped it offline instead of through his exclusively signed deal through Tidal.

Apparently not everyone is interested in paying $9.99 a month just to get access to The Life of Pablo, because TorrentFreak reports that an estimated half-million people had already illegally downloaded a copy of the album via BitTorrent within a day of its release. And that's not counting those who grabbed the album via "various direct download services and hosting sites," TorrentFreak notes. At the time of its posting Tuesday, TorrentFreak saw nearly 10,000 people sharing one of the most popular Pablo torrents simultaneously, "something we haven't seen with a music release before."
Ego drives success!
Many others, who did sign up for Tidal, apparently struggled to actually obtain the album; TorrentFreak says Tidal's support desk was "flooded with complaints." The site estimates that Tidal probably got "tens of thousands of new subscribers" thanks to West's limited release, and Business Insider notes that Tidal "shot ... to the top of the app download charts" after the album's release, so it's difficult to say whether that cancels out the illegal downloads. Google searches for both Tidal and "Kanye torrent" got a huge boost after West announced his release plans for the album, Wired reports. The International Business Times notes that West also sold the album on his website, but only for a few hours Saturday.

Also the ego driven celebrity agitator said that he doesn't want White people reviewing his music.

Kanye told music publications like Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and other "white publications" not to cover him and other black artists. In a follow up tweet to that original statement, Kanye expressed how much he loved white people, but argued that white music journalists couldn’t understand "what it means to be the great grandson of ex slaves and make it this far."

You want to hear music from Kanye West, Beyonce, Lil' Wayne, Rihanna or Jay-Z. You might have to find their new stuff only on Tidal.

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