In April 2017, nearly two years after The Life Of Pablo dropped, it became the first streaming-only album to go platinum. As his eighth platinum album, it was only a matter of time before one of the tracks followed suit.
“Pt. 2” has now emerged at the forefront, making its mark as the project’s first single to hit platinum status, beating out “Famous,” controversial video and all. The song features prominent interpolations of Desiigner’s “Panda,” which helped the young New York rapper’s single turn five times platinum.
In June 2016, Kanye’s team decided that they would push both parts of “Father Stretch My Hands” to radio stations as TLOP‘s second single after “Famous.” There were rumors at the time that Kanye and Desiigner were going to shoot a music video for “Pt. 2,” but that never came to fruition. Instead, Kanye made a brief cameo in the “Panda” music video.