Ghostface Killah is taking a page from Kanye West for his next album. The Supreme Clientele MC will be releasing the project through the Stem Player, which is expected to ship next month. The album will be available in a $240 cream version that includes five exclusive songs; fans also have the option of purchasing the black version, which retails for $360 and will feature 10 exclusive tracks.
Speaking to Fast Company, Ghostface explained that the Stem Player allows him to “cut through” the oversaturated streaming services and get more revenue. It also connects him with fans in a more exclusive venue.
“This is music for these people who care about me,” he said in a statement. “I’m not saying people don’t care about me, but when you’ve got dedicated Ghostface or Wu-Tang [Clan] fans—these are hardcore fans for life.”
Those who don’t purchase a Stem Player can listen to the album by subscribing to Ghost’s feed on the Stem’s website. They’ll also have access to exclusive content, including Ask Me Anythings (AMAs), in-person meetups and new tracks he cuts over time.
Ghost plans to record exclusive videos on the Stem Projector and release them on a Ghostface channel. He also hopes to throw a Stem Festival.
“This is what I’m getting you. Every few months, take that!” he said. “It’s nothing for me to go in the studio and cook something up and just give it to [fans]. I don’t care about that. If you want it, you’re going to go get it.”
Ghostface’s new single “6 Minutes” is available to stream for free for the next 36 hours.
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