Kanye appears to be a little baffled. Apparently, his record label Universal released his new album without his permission. Some are speculating that this was all a part of Universal and Kanye’s plan. At least that is what some people think.
The Anticipation Is Over: Kanye’s Album Is Now Out
Kanye fans have been anxiously awaiting Kanye’s new album “Donda.”Well, the wait is over. According to Kanye, his 10th studio album was released before his approval. And, he left a message on Instagram for fans to see, as reported by Revolt. In addition, Universal Music Group blocked the song “Jail.” The album was supposed to be released on September 3rd. Or at least, that is the date Kanye gave his fans. From what I can gather, Universal owns Kanye’s masters. Obviously, they did not need Kanye’s permission to release the album.
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In an interview with Joe Rogan of the “Joe Rogan Experience,” Kanye talked about owning his own masters. Here is what Kanye said to Joe,
“I’m going to buy Universal,” ‘Ye said at the time. “I was thinking about buying my masters [but] I realized that was too small of a thought. I’m going to buy Universal.”
After, this alleged incident with Universal, do you think Kanye will buy the company? After all, Kanye does have the money to do so. Or maybe not. The listening parties Kanye gave to build up the Donda were very pricey. Not to mention, Kanye rented out Mercedes Benz Stadium for the price tag of $1M per night. Of course, I am not sure the money spent to rent the stadium was out of Kanye’s pocket or Universal’s. Be that is it may, either way, Kanye’s album is live streaming as of August 29th. Now, fans can listen and give their opinions. Did Kanye create another masterpiece? If you can all remember Kanye’s first album “College Dropout” sold $3.5M units. College Dropout is his highest-selling album to date. Here is a quick rundown on the rest of his albums
- College Dropout – $3.5M
- Late Registration – $3.1M
- Graduation – $2.7M
- Watch The Throne – $2.M
- 808s & Heartbreak – $1.7M
- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – $1.3M
- Yeezuz – $750K
- Jesus Is King – $109K
- Kids See Ghost – $101K
It looks like his album “Ye” ($85K) was a collaboration with Def Jam but was released on Kanye’s own label, as reported by The Richest. Also, Kanye’s and Kid Cudi’s (Kids See Ghost) was a collaboration done with Kanye’s “GOOD Music, as well. So, we have to wait and see how well “Donde” will do compared to”College Dropout” and Kanye’s other albums.
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