The Revolution Will Be Spotified: The Ex-Stream Wars Rage On

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Words by Khari Clarke From our #267 issue On March 30 of this year, Shawn Carter, better known as Jay Z, held a conference to announce the launch of his newly acquired, Sweden-based music streaming service, TIDAL. At the time, another Sweden-based company, Spotify, occupied an overwhelming portion of the internet’s music streaming territory. Territory […]

Kranium Discusses His Jamaican Roots in Video “Where I’m From”

Kranium Discusses His Jamaican Roots in Video "Where I'm From"

International artist Kranium partnered with Tidal and Appleton to showcase his roots in video, “Where I’m From”. The Dancehall artist gave fans an intimate preview of his forthcoming mini documentary which shows what developed him to be the man he is today. Jamaica is a place of fashion, dance, and creativity. A lot of its […]

Cam’ron to Kanye West: “Be Yourself, You Ain’t Gotta Go AWOL”

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Last week Cam’ron announced that he was dropping a mixtape, and it’s finally here. We were prepared for the unexpected with The Program because Cam made a post on Instagram saying he was “on some bullshit on this joint,” then warning “If u emotional don’t listen.” But who knew he would’ve came for Kanye West? On […]

Is Kanye About To Enter The Streaming Wars?

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“Stadium status. My big brother was B.I.G.’s brother. Used to be Dame and Biggs’ brother. Who was Hip-Hop brother, who was No I.D. friend. No I.D. my mentor, not let the story begin.” Kanye West has unapologetically blazed his path in the years following his Graduation. Becoming a father and husband to only woman who […]

The Lox Dropped a Surprise EP, #4NoReAsOn


The Lox came through from the left field with a surprise EP called #4NoReAsOn. The four-track project features Derez Deshon and L-Biz. #4NoReAsOn just dropped exclusively on @TIDAL. Listen on TIDAL.com/TheLox #TIDALXTheLox A post shared by The LOX (@real_lox) on Oct 27, 2017 at 8:23am PDT But here’s the catch: The EP is exclusively available […]

Chris Brown Brings Out Dave East, Fabolous, Yo Gotti at NYC Pop Up Show

Chris Brown Brings Out Dave East, Fabolous, Yo Gotti at NYC Pop Up Show

Fresh off performing at the Tidal X benefit concert last week, Chris Brown partnered up with Tidal for an intimate pop up show on Wednesday October 25th. The R&B superstar was introduced by TRL’s DC Young Fly and got the crowd pumped as they eagerly waited for CB to hit the stage. Once he came out […]

TIDAL X: Brooklyn Charity Concert Powered by BACARDI


Last night, global music and entertainment platform TIDAL held its 3rd Annual “TIDAL X: Brooklyn” charity concert presented by BACARDÍ. Hosted by Angie Martinez, the benefit concert featured an epic lineup of artists including: JAY-Z, Jennifer Lopez, Stevie Wonder, DJ Khaled, Kaskade, Chris Brown, Cardi B, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Daddy Yankee, Yo Gotti, A$AP […]

Tidal X Brooklyn Combines Music and Philanthropy


Words by Shanice Stephanie Looks like Tidal X Brooklyn is the place to be. A couple of weeks ago Tidal released the line up for the upcoming benefit concert and it looks like Joey Bada$$ couldn’t miss out. A member of Hip-Hop group Pro Era Joey teams up with Tidal to support victims affected by […]

TIDAL Pledges to Send Plane With 200,000 Pounds of Supplies to Puerto Rico

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Jay-Z is furthering his effort to help with the ongoing Hurricane Maria relief of victims in Puerto Rico. Hosting a TIDAL charity event in Brooklyn, the streaming platform has also partnered with New York governor Andrew Cuomos and the Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort to export 200,000 pounds of supplies to Puerto Rico. Backing […]

JAY-Z Shares New Motivational Poem ‘Dream. On’

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JAY-Z partnered with Budweiser to release a poem titled Dream. On ahead of the annual 2-day Made in America festival. The poem is accompanied by a video that gives viewers a glimpse of where the mogul came from. We see a 1980’s version of his apartment in Marcy Projects: A small black-and-white television and vinyl records […]

Watch The Video For Yo Gotti’s “Rake It Up” Featuring Nicki Minaj

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The “Rake It Up” video is finally here after Nicki Minaj playfully teased that it was never being released. We decided to not put the #RakeItUpVideo out anymore so that ppl can stop twerking and start reading. Let's change our world 1 book @ a time — NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) August 18, 2017 Nicki continued […]

JAY-Z Drops a New Video for Damien Marley Collaboration “BAM” [Watch]

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JAY-Z has added a new video to his visual collection from his latest project 4:44. The latest video, “BAM,” answers the questions surrounding the picture that surfaced of Hov and Jamaican MC Damian Marley back in June. The video, directed by Rohan Blair-Mangat and shot in Jamaica, features both artists walking down the streets of Kingston, working in […]

Kanye West Officially Departs from Tidal

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Following JAY-Z’s 4:44 release, rumors began to circulate surrounding his relationship with fellow emcee Kanye West, also bringing to light West’s decision to part ways with the former’s Tidal streaming platform. As orginally reported, the plans to leave Tidal had nothing to do with Jay and Ye’s personal beef, but rather monetary issues where West says […]

On This Day In 2013 JAY-Z Released ‘Magna Carter Holy Grail’

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On July 4, 2013 JAY-Z released his twelfth studio album Magna Carter Holy Grail exclusively for Samsung customers via the Magna Carta app. It was later released for retail n July 8, 2013. The album featured appearances by Justin Timberlake, Rick Ross, Nas, Frank Ocean, and Beyonce. The album got lukewarm reviews by music critics but […]