Despite the title of his upcoming album, Turbo Grafx 16, being a blast from the past, named after one of the earliest video game consoles ever invented, Kanye West is – as per usual – looking to the future, and officially leaving CDs behind him in the process.

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While it’s certainly no secret that the compact disc has been well past its prime ever since the emergence of online downloads, especially once iTunes came into the picture, the majority of artists continue to sell CDs – or at least make an attempt at it.

But with the emergence of online streaming services like Spotify, Google Play, Apple Music, and Tidal – the latter of which, keep in mind, is currently the only legal destination for listening to Kanye’s latest LP, The Life of Pablo (he is, after all, a part owner of the Jay-Z-helmed company) – the Chicago MC has taken to Twitter to announce that he’s done releasing music in CD format.


Taking into account the resurgence of vinyl in recent years, and Eminem‘s recent decision to re-release 1999’s The Marshall Mathers LP on cassette tape, perhaps CDs are also on the verge of becoming simply collectors’ items if nothing else, but Kanye West – for reasons undisclosed – no longer appears to be interested in their novelty regardless.