Stream Kanye West's 'The Life of Pablo'

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The Life of Pablo

 Kanye West’s new album, The Life of Pablo, is now streaming on Tidal. 

Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo is the latest in a string of new releases to stream exclusively on Tidal. Last month, Rihanna’s was available through Tidal during its initial rollout.

The album follows a litany of hiccups: three title changes (from So Help Me God to Swish to Wave to The Life of Pablo), missed deadlines, clever misdirections, and last-minute edits.


The Life of Pablo was initially unveiled during West’s fashion show at New York Fashion Week. 

The Life of Pablo has been a long time in the making. West first announced the album last year, when it was still titled Swish. He released a handful of singles to support the project: “All Day,” “FourFiveSeconds,” and “Only One.” The songs came and went. The album was delayed indefinitely.

In fact, none of those early singles made the final cut. It's unclear if West scratched the original project or if TLOP is a hybrid of old and new ideas.

Then came a series of new singles, including “Real Friends” and “No More Parties in L.A.” in January. Within a week, West announced a February 11 release date, changed the title from Swish to Wave, Twitter-battled Wiz Khalifa and changed the album title again.

On February 14, 2016, The Life of Pablo finally arrived exclusively on Tidal and West’s website. But not without one last hitch.


Despite West’s announcement that The Life of Pablo was available on his website,, the site was playing a message from Yasiin Bey (p/k/a Mos Def) about his detention in South Africa for attempting to depart the country with a world passport.

It’s an interesting listen, but it’s not The Life of Pablo.

TLOP features the likes of Ty Dolla Sign, Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensah and Future.

The Life of Pablo Tracklist

  1. “Ultralight Beam”
  2. “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1”
  3. “Pt. 2”
  4. “Famous”
  5. “Feedback”
  6. “Low Lights”
  7. “Highlights”
  8. “Freestyle 4”
  9. “I Love Kanye”
  10. “Waves”
  11. “FML”
  12. “Real Friends”
  13. “Wolves”
  14. “Silver Surfer Intermission”
  15. “30 Hours”
  16. “No More Parties in LA”
  17. “Facts (Charlie Heat Version)”
  18. “Fade”
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Adaso, Henry. "Stream Kanye West's 'The Life of Pablo'." ThoughtCo, Feb. 14, 2016, Adaso, Henry. (2016, February 14). Stream Kanye West's 'The Life of Pablo'. Retrieved from Adaso, Henry. "Stream Kanye West's 'The Life of Pablo'." ThoughtCo. (accessed November 24, 2017).