Kanye West's new album is redefining the music industry

Nearly a month after officially releasing his new album, “The Life of Pablo,” Kanye West replaced one of the songs with a slightly different version on Tidal.

The album doesn’t exist in physical copies, and West has insisted it never will. Instead, he’s treating “Pablo” as a public work in progress — tweaking songs and readjusting tracklists in a way that both defies the traditional concept of an album and explores the possibilities of digital-only distribution.

Story by Tony Manfred and editing by Chelsea Pineda

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