*Kanye West has reportedly scrapped his free music offerings on Fridays in protest of the hackers who leaked tracks from his upcoming album onto the Internet.
The rapper had been treating fans to a brand new download via his website every week since August as part of his “G.O.O.D. Fridays” promotion. But according to his recent tweets, he was livid when several of his songs – including “Touch It” with Common, and “Lost In The World,” which features a sample of Bon Iver’s “Woods” – hit the internet without his permission on Wednesday. [Listen to both below.]
In a series of Twitter posts, West wrote, “It’s messed up that one hacker can mess everything up for everyone… I love to take a year to finish my songs and deliver them to you guys in there (sic) most completed form. It would have seemed like since I give free music every week even the lowest form of human being would respect that enough not to leak unfinished songs from my real album.”
In another tweet, he adds, “Due to blogs leaking unfinished songs from my actual album I’ve decided to pass of Good Fridays this week.”
Listen to the unfinished “Touch It” (NSFW!) and “Lost in the World” below.