Kanye West’s Team Posts Cryptic Clues Regarding ‘Vultures’ Spotify Absence

Published 02/10/2024, 1:39 PM EST

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Kanye West served his fans, the mother of all gifts, when he dropped ‘Vultures’ alongside Ty Dolla $ign for streaming, half a day behind schedule. Discarding the delays, fans took social media by a chokehold with first reactions, reviews, and sheer hype coming through. However, a major disappointment came crashing in when the album appeared to have missed Spotify and YouTube Music entirely out of its release without any plausible explanation or worse, without even a single official listing or an expected date.

With several listeners left in the lurch, the situation now turns out to be more complex than what appeared on the surface, judging by the team’s recent posts.

Kanye West calls for “Independence Day” as Vultures misses Spotify

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After months of clamoring, fans finally received ‘Vultures 1’ from Kanye West with a total of 15 songs and a runtime of 50 minutes. However, while many began to stream on Apple Music, Tidal, and the leaks, Spotify users, most notably, stood in the lurch. Now, taking to his Instagram stories, one of the album’s producers, The Legendary Traxster, posted a cryptic one-word of “Standby” while adding that “Nothing is gonna stop us”. 

The story came right after Kanye West posted a screenshot of their conversation on his stories. Additionally, soon after, Ye added another clue, this time a monochromatic poster of Will Smith’s Independence Day hinting at a possible blockade of his music at the platform’s end. As of now, neither team has added any updates nor has the album dropped on Spotify and YouTube Music.

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Meanwhile, fans had a whole other reason to rejoice, but not before suffering another numbing dead-end.

Vultures disappears hours after Apple Music drop only to re-emerge at the top

Barely 12 hours after Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign dropped ‘Vultures’, it climbed up to secure the top #1 position on iTunes. The massive show of musical influence from Ye comes after his absence from mainstream music-making after ‘Donda 2’. Additionally, the album also raked up sales figures, as it had itself listed for pre-order sales on the Yeezy website, starting from $5 for a digital version.

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An unexplained occurrence happened a few minutes ago when the entire track list disappeared from Apple Music. However, within moments, it was back with the addition of one extra song, taking the total count to 16 and the runtime to 55 minutes. As of now, Kanye West and his team stay busy pushing ‘Vultures’ live on platforms such as Spotify even as the album gains more numbers.

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What are your reactions to Kanye West hinting at ‘Vultures’ absence from Spotify? Let us know in the comments below.

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Imteshal Karim

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Imteshal Karim is a Hollywood News reporter at NetflixJunkie. With a penchant for writing in multiple forms, he is a published writer with his works published in anthologies. A star at his college’s writing competitions, he loves telling a good story and hopes to tell impactful ones about the unexplored side of the Entertainment industry.

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