Yes, it’s true. In total, four federal trademark applications were filed by Kanye West for the title ‘Yeezy Sound.’ The trademark was filed in November and is set to cover a service which includes the “streaming of music, audio, images, video, and other multimedia content, over the Internet.”
After a money dispute involving estimatedly $3 million, Kanye has left Jay Z’s high fidelity streaming service TIDAL. Four months after his leave, the trademark registration process began. TMZ released that sources between them stated that “Kanye West, a key player in Jay Z’s Tidal stable, has left the company over a money dispute and Tidal has threatened to sue him.” Fear of more tension between the two is rising from this split. However, this tension was first noticed when Jay-Z called out Kanye in his 4:44 album. During Kanye’s Sacramento concert for his Saint Pablo Tour, his set was cut short 30 minutes early while he started to claim Jay Z had the means to kill him. Inside sources state that the two have been settling their differences.
Kanye allegedly predicted to Diplo years ago: “Guys, I’m going to marry Kim Kardashian. I’m going to be president one day. And I’m going to be a fashion designer.” Where was his prediction for starting this new streaming service? Perhaps, this idea is a new part of West’s growing empire. But for him, how hard could it be? Yeezy does it.
Article by Nichole Heller.