Big Labels Look Away as Kanye West Plans to Distribute His New Album, 3 Years After Donda

Published 10/15/2023, 7:19 AM EDT

via Getty

The last few months have been a wild ride for Kanye West fans. The hype for his new album has been the only thing that took over their minds amidst the controversies. The frequent leaks and previews only added to the hype as to what the album would be like. Ever since ‘Donda 2,’ this will be the rapper’s next big thing. The album was with alternate tracks and a bevy of guests, including Jay-Z, The Weeknd, Kid Cudi, Travis Scott, and DaBaby, brought Ye many accolades.

Just when fans are closer to getting another such iconic album, the rapper does not have the support of big labels in distribution.

Big Labels opt-out as Kanye West shops for new album distributors 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Billboard sources recently revealed that the former billionaire and his collaborator, Ty Dolla $ign are looking for distributing partners. In fact, the duo has taken five different offers under consideration for the release already. As per one source, the music mogul will “make a decision soon,” while another revealed how the album release was originally going to release on October 13. Before any distributor goes ahead with one of the ‘Famous’ rappers’ best work in the last 5 years post ‘Ye,’ they need to weigh down the pros and cons.

via Imago

This will mark the first release since he called upon the fury of people on himself with antisemitic remarks. The controversy has certainly affected his image in the industry and some label leaders do not want to partner with him tells Billboard. But the singer still has options and companies like Too Lost made an offer to him. This is the same distribution and publishing company that holds the rights to his music on YouTube.

DIVE DEEPER

The Fate of the Kanye West Event in Reggio Emilia Teeters on the Outcome of an Upcoming Meeting

5 months ago

The outlet also pointed out the reason why major brands are staying out of the deal. And all of that narrows down to his infamous controversies.

Ye’s controversies hit at him again

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Fans could not forget how all the major brands severed their ties with Kanye West after his antisemitic remarks. Adidas who made millions from his unique line, Yeezy took the hard decision, putting aside their profits. Now production houses are doing the same because his actions are unpredictable. However, Billboard has confirmed that the new album does not touch on antisemitism or any recent controversies. Without any controversial lyrics, Ye has higher chances

via Imago

Fans should tighten their seat belt for streaming tracks as the release has almost arrived on the horizon. It is only a matter of time before the ‘Praise God’ singer finally takes the offer of one of the companies. Until he comes up with his new album, the rapper will be sweetening the deal with his upcoming concert in Italy. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

DIVE DEEPER

Kanye West’s Upcoming Concert: More Than Just a Date – Exciting Details With Updates

5 months ago

Are you excited about Ye’s new album? Leave your comments below!

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Shikha Arya

2077 articles

Shikha Arya is an experienced entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie, having contributed over 1000 articles to the platform. She holds a Master's degree in English Literature from a prestigious university and has honed her writing skills over three years. Shikha's forte lies in crafting thought-provoking pieces about the lives of pop culture icons.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

EDITORS' PICK