Kanye West is packing away his CDs after announcing in a series of tweets he will produce music for streaming only.

"I was thinking about not making CDs ever again... Only streaming," Kanye said.

The US rapper explained his 2013 album Yeezus, which was simply covered by a plain plastic case with a red sticker, was a farewell to the music format.

"The Yeezus album packaging was an open casket to CDs. r.i.p," he tweeted.