Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has fans in utter confusion right about now. New reports claim the hip-hop star’s now-classic The College Dropout is no longer on streaming giant Apple Music.
According to reports, Ye’s epic LP has mysteriously vanished off the digital empire and YouTube.
Kanye West’s opus The College Dropout has disappeared from Apple Music and his YouTube channel, disappointed fans have found. Screenshots of messages from Apple customer services posted on a Reddit thread explain that the album was removed at the request of West’s label. The Independent has contacted The Island Def Jam Music Group for comment. (The Independent)
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A Def Jam representative has since come forward to blame the disappearance on a technical glitch.
UPDATE 10:28 am: A rep for Def Jam told Stereogum that the label did not remove the album from Apple Music, blaming the issue on “some sort supply chain glitch.” The rep also said they’re working to get the album back up on the service. (SPIN)
Despite the current album drama, the rest of Kanye’s music is still streaming on Apple Music.
For the record, all of West’s other albums, including the recent Kids See Ghosts and Ye, are still streaming on Apple Music. Other streaming services like Spotify still carry College Dropout, though the prospect of hearing Spotify ads and Broke Phi Broke skits is a little daunting. And there are some College Dropout-era live tracks up on Apple Music. Still, for some of us, it might be time to go dig up that CD copy. (Stereogum)