Posts Tagged ‘Jay-Z’

Great Songs From (Mostly) Horrible Movies

The late '90s represented the nadir for “black film,” but it was also, strangely, the absolute apex of the black film soundtrack. If we followed the history of these films (defined as movies that have been... Read more »

11 Videos of Today’s Music Stars Before They Were Famous

You've got to start somewhere. It doesn't matter if you're covering TIME magazine or just starting to climb the blog charts: as smartphones become increasingly omnipresent, more and more videos of music's stars before the fame... Read more »

Beyoncé’s Discography Could Soon Be Removed from TIDAL

For better or for worse, Jay Z’s streaming service TIDAL continues to make headlines. However, the most recent news may not go over well with many fans. Sony and TIDAL have been in ongoing negotiations over... Read more »

Jay Z and Beyonce Have Been Bailing Baltimore Protestors Out of Jail

During his B-Sides concerts this weekend, Jay Z didn’t hold his tongue when it came to Tidal and his rival streaming competitors. He also had a line about Freddie Gray during a freestyle, a rare show... Read more »

Jay Z Reunites With State Property And Disses Spotify At First ‘B-Sides’ Show

Jay Z performed the first of two Tidal-exclusive “B-Sides” shows at New York’s Terminal 5 last night, bringing back classic songs and the Roc-A-Fella stalwarts that made them. Jay Electronica, Young Jeezy, and State Property all... Read more »

Forbes Announces Five Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists of 2015

It’s that time of year again. Forbes has just revealed the top five wealthiest hip-hop artists of 2015. While the names on the list have remained the same, it appears that the order has changed slightly—as... Read more »

TIDAL Executive Defends JAY Z: “Our Actions Will Speak Louder Than Words”

Ever since TIDAL’s debut, it seems like the company has been engaged in damage control, being criticized by the media and fans on everything from the price of the streaming service (which just went up for some people),... Read more »

Tidal Raises Monthly Fees on Mobile App, Offers Free Jay Z Concert For Users

The launch of Jay Z’s Tidal continues to make headlines. The streaming service has positioned itself as artist-owned and artist-friendly, but wariness is abundant. Jay Z took to Twitter to defend the service, as did Grimes, but it seems... Read more »

This #TidalFacts Parody Twitter Account is Hilarious

Look, this Tidal business is no joke. Music streaming—and the entire music industry, really—is in a weird place, and starting a new business based around a streaming model has proven extremely complicated, even for the most... Read more »

Grimes Defends Tidal

After a star-studded introduction, some internal turmoil, and a few big exclusives, Jay Z’s Tidal has remained something of a mystery. Without too many specifics available, this new streaming service has been met with suspicion, but today... Read more »