Jay Z

Music mogul Shawn "Jay Z" Carter enlisted the aid of his powerful celebrity friends to exert pressure on you to dish out $20/month (in addition to your cable and Netflix bills) to stream music from his new music service.

The aging rapper teamed up with celebs such as Kanye West, Rihanna, Madonna, and his long-suffering wife Beyonce to promote his new TIDAL music streaming service to their fans.

The service is not actually new; Jay Z and his deep pocketed silent partners purchased the struggling TIDAL high-definition music streaming service. Now they need you to cough up your hard earned cash to make them richer compete with other music streaming giants such as Apple/Beats, Spotify, Pandora, Rhapsody, Google Music, etc.

There is nothing special about TIDAL's music streaming platform -- other than the fact that it's owned by a narcissist who only cares about your money.

Jay Z (and his silent partners) hired a PR firm to try and put a new spin on his music service to make it stand out from the more successful services.

The press releases mention something about TIDAL taking the music industry in a "new direction" from both a "creative and business perspective.” Whatever that means.

It doesn't seem like the public is buying what Jay Z (and his silent partners) are selling.

A sampling of tweets on social media platform Twitter.com shows users have little interest in supporting TIDAL, or making Jay Z and his silent partners richer. Twitter users are savvy enough to recognize that this is just another money grab by wealthy hip hop investors who take your money and look down on you from their lofty perches.

Do better, Jay Z.

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  • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

    :nono: Not as long as there is a little thing called MP3 skull.. Im good I "purchase" all my music there and off YouTube via DVDSoft... :tea:

  • B. Stoners

    I mean my Pandora works fine. :shrug: I wont knock the hustle though. :tea:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Nope :nono: I'm good

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Pandora and Prime works fine for me and my own collection :yes: thanks but no thanks

  • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

    Shyyd for 20$ a month... I betta have 2 tickets to somebodys show every year or something. I can't swing it pawtnah..

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FjWe31S_0g Milanisti

    20 a month? As long as I can continue to convert youtube vids to mp3 for free, I'm good :tea: #noshame

  • You is Petty, You is Messy, You is Extra aka TM

    @Dubb,

    I am….that’s 3 hours less of hibernation time, not including the 1 hour lost to dst.

    @TM,

    I hafta, if I want to comb my hair. I just press it to take summa the curl out. As soon as watah hits it, it reverts right back up, just with a looser curl pattern.

    @Phro,

    Yes indeed…..I memba tha too. Mom have 20 ponytails in my head, clacker balls or ribbons up top, and barettes at thebottom. She took inventory erry day when I came home from school. Each item lost was 1 lick. As me how many i lost. My hair was an exhibit like Mona Lisa. Look, but you bet not touch! :rofl:

    by Unshakable on Mar 30, 2015 at 12:59 pm
    ——
    Shoooooot, you ain’t gotta explain that to me Shake. It doesn’t even have to be water for me. My body temp could rise or I could just walk into a building that didn’t have climate control and mine starts to revert.
    The last time I got my hair straightened I was going on a triple date. So of course I wanted to be FLAWLESS!! It wasn’t snowing when we left my place but it started on our way there -strike 1- the restaurant was downtown so of course we had to park and walk, I didn’t have an umbrella -strike 2- we get inside the restaurant and they have the heat on Serengeti. I mean condensation on the damn windows -strike 3- I walked into the bathroom and didn’t even recognize myself. :lol: My hair was reverted at the roots and curly straight at the ends. Life just wasn’t fair that night :no:

    by You is Petty, You is Messy, You is Extra aka TM on Mar 30, 2015 at 1:14 pm

  • Unshakable

    @TM,

    Guhl, I came home looking like a hybrid between Frederick Douglass and Maxwell. Mom's face ---> :angry:

    @Butta,

    Chile I still got emotional trauma from alla that, do you hear me? (not really.....you take them licks like a champ, and keep it pushin to create the next fiasco).

    @Phro,

    Lemme come up and tell my momma those kinda calculations.....she woulda calculated that flip flop right across my behind. :rofl:

  • You is Petty, You is Messy, You is Extra aka TM

    I mean my Pandora works fine. :shrug: I wont knock the hustle though. :tea:

    by B. Stoners on Mar 30, 2015 at 1:05 pm
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    :yes:

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

    :hi: Let me read this post

  • Phrozen1der

    @Petty :rofl:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    Chile I still got emotional trauma from alla that, do you hear me? (not really…..you take them licks like a champ, and keep it pushin to create the next fiasco).
    ==========
    I call myself wanting to curl my bang one day. My 6 year old self commences to take a pocket comb (the little black one) and twist my hair around it :smack: Of course it got tangled. Mama Butter eventually got it out without having to cut it, but she made sure I saw all of my hair that came out with it. Then she spanked me with the comb. I just wanted to by fly :Wail:

  • Unshakable

    @TM,

    Baby.....we are >>>>>here<<<<< You ain't by yo self. My hair reacts at the slightestbit of heat, humodity, or any condition that makes me sweat. When I can spell able, I would like to invest in me some braids. Times like this I wish I had a braid conneck that took classess at icdc, but do mines for gratis because i used to give her ice cream/candy lady money. :facepalm:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Have enough stuff coming out of my account :tea: #TeamBudget ... trying to eventually retire in peace

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

    I be mad paying the $9 for my Spotifly. But I enjoy listening to all the musics so I suck it up :lol: I don't mind them coming up with another app or something to retain more money and rights to the music that they produce...I am just trying to figure out how is this any different than what I got now :shrugs: Other than the fact that Jay Z did it. Maybe if I cared enough I would DO THE EDUCATION and find out... MAYBE ..but right now I am stuck on $20 vs the $9 I been fine with

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    Dam Petty! Your hair too beligerent! :rules:

  • B. Stoners

    Jay acting like they didnt make $200 million dollars this past summer. Yall got almost $500 from my household for floor seats.(it was worth every penny :yes:) Greedy phucker. He trying to get all my coins. :nono:

    Gone on some where Jay. :chase:

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    Prime, Pandora, ITunes Radio, Sirius. I'm good. That's more than my Hulu, Netflix, and Sirrius a month COMBINED!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqjT_YqmNas Long Time Lurker

    :no:

    The last time I paid for music was J Cole - Cole World (2011). Before then it was Lil Brother - The Minstrel Show (2003). I only bought those cause they are all NC natives. Lurk20 was the King of finding music for free.99 :yes:

    I'm one of the ones that tend to think, they make enough money. :shrug: The few pennies I spend on a CD (now streaming service) ain't gonna keep nobody's light from getting cut off. :coffee:

  • Phrozen1der

    @Butter :lol:

  • Unshakable

    @Stoner,

    While meanwhile he livin like King Henry and lay people livin like peons and paupers and looking like court jesters :nono:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky: says:

    I be mad paying the $9 for my Spotifly.
    _____________

    My friend trying to get me on spoitfy .... I'm good .... if it's an artist I like I just buy and download the album .... if I want to listen to different stuff... hit up the pandora ... todays hip hop and pop station .... I have netflix coming out my account and Prime .... anything else is useless to me :no:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    Yeah, I won't be signing up. :nono: Besides I got Time Waster. :love:

  • Unshakable

    @TakeTake,

    It shole is good to see you! :hug:

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    All my daughter has to do is look at other kids playing & her hair goes into hysterics :lolsign:

    Thats why they mk u pay for school pix in advance cuz a bih like me refused to put a pickaninny looking picture on my wall :nono: I still pick the cheapest pkg just in case.

    My kids' school pix be looking like they from the group home. :no: ol orphan annie lookin selfs

  • http://youtu.be/7fSfM0vk0qk Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

    WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill: says:

    :nono: Not as long as there is a little thing called MP3 skull.. Im good I “purchase” all my music there and off YouTube via DVDSoft… :tea:
    ______

    Hellooooooo....She won't be subscribing to something that is free everywhere else. Boy bye and have a seat...

  • bama_n_jersey

    :listen: <<<<my Project Pat Pandora Station..I'm good and I got Prime, and XM..that's enough music for moi

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Long Time Lurker says:

    :no:
    The last time I paid for music was J Cole – Cole World (2011). Before then it was Lil Brother – The Minstrel Show (2003). I only bought those cause they are all NC natives. Lurk20 was the King of finding music for free.99 :yes:
    I’m one of the ones that tend to think, they make enough money. :shrug: The few pennies I spend on a CD (now streaming service) ain’t gonna keep nobody’s light from getting cut off.
    ______________

    I will give an artist some love if I like their music :yes: Last Album I bought was Taylor Swift and Jazmine Sullivan .... :yes:

  • B. Stoners

    Shake
    :yes:

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

    @Unshake :happy: VDot..EVERYBODY!
    @Jenieif you got all the other stuff then yea. My $20 on entertainment subscriptions already goes to Netflix and Spotifly. Music and movies. Now if his app gave me all of the in one..ok maybe. But if he wants me to do this on some sort of honor code :rofl:
    Let me hush before Waste comes in here capping :ak47:

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    We bout Lecrae, Andy Mineo, and Jhene Aiko I believe.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    pickaninny

    *******

    Last time we used this worword we got a big :nono: so......use it again :hahaha:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    :lol: yeah I see no point in this :no: but eh I'm sure someone will subscribe :yes:

  • Unshakable

    @User,

    And memba how they gave us that .50 cent spryte comb to style our hair right before they snapped our pics? Me lookin at that comb like Whet? :blink:

    What's that posed to do fa mah hair? :rofl: Meanwhile, them spryte kids goin to town, lookin like shirly temple and ricky schroeder from silver spoons. :hahaha:

  • sassyshe

    See Jay not smart. What Jay shouldve done was team up with a phone carrier and manufacturer where they can give you the basic service for free and then make you pay for the add-ons. :smack: my bad Rhapsody did that :lol:

  • http://youtu.be/7fSfM0vk0qk Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

    Now they need you to cough up your hard earned cash to make them richer compete with other music streaming giants such as Apple/Beats, Spotify, Pandora, Rhapsody, Google Music, etc.
    _________

    This makes no sense to me. Why if I have other music streaming companies that are FREE (key word) would I pay for the same damn service? This makes no sense to me.

  • Unshakable

    @TakeTake,

    No, you on a roll....keep goin! :rofl: I will be on the lookout and give a "Cole" animal sound warning when she roll up in heah. Until then, carry on!

    Matta fack....where is SnickSnack and Saint Cinders Sue? :think:

    Saint Cinders is prolly stuck in someone else's chimaney.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    Word is Taylor a Swift put her music up there, so you know the crazy teens will pay

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

    This makes no sense to me. Why if I have other music streaming companies that are FREE (key word) would I pay for the same damn service? This makes no sense to me.
    -----------------
    They got some hard core fans that will buy it just cause.Might be some on here right now that got mad 3 seconds into reading this :hahaha: :kona:

  • http://youtu.be/7fSfM0vk0qk Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

    They got some hard core fans that will buy it just cause.Might be some on here right now that got mad 3 seconds into reading this
    ______

    Take Take you mean the ones that have had their brains snatched already?

  • bama_n_jersey

    @Hair...it's supposedly going to be on another level :shrug: no idea how. I put my blues on (Pandora or CD) when at home...so I'm good.

  • Unshakable

    @Hair,

    He didn't thank you would be so smaht. Maybe he assumed (albeit wrongly) that his massa was the only one teachin coloreds how to read and write. He figures our comprehension ain't too keen. :lol:

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

    Went back and read some other posts. Folks still on the bull swanky huh? :facepalm:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    lovezoe says:

    Word is Taylor a Swift put her music up there, so you know the crazy teens will pay
    ____________

    :yes: she refused to put it on spotify for reasons of not getting enough money for these streaming companies ... :yes:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Taylor and Jay all have a deal going on .,.. he paying her good money to stream her music :yes:

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

    Take Take you mean the ones that have had their brains snatched already?
    ____________________
    I ain't saying Waste and Luvie some of JayZ hardore fans are brainless cause some of them are my e-friends..I am just saying they will be able to explain to us logically while this all makes sense over everything else :waiting:

  • sassyshe

    lovezoe says:

    Word is Taylor a Swift put her music up there, so you know the crazy teens will pay

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Exactly thats why he got Madonna for the old school queens, Bey and Rih for the Beehive and Navy, ye for the Kardashians to promote, so he should be fine

  • bama_n_jersey

    Supposedly he already has a lot of the 'known' artists (from different genres) so some will get it

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

    Does this mean they are going to snatch their stuff off the other apps? :bite: They will probably just not release any new stuff on there. Well let's see :thinking: Madonna... I ain't buying nothing new..Jay Z ...he might have a few things left in him..Rhianna...she w ill be around for awhile...Beyonce too..
    It could work.

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    Wts wrong with pickaninny? I called my kids porch monkeys just this weekend :shrugs:

    Yard apes, crumb snatchers, tar babies, bean head, biscuit head, bucket head.....chile its more where that came from :lol:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    sassyshe says:

    lovezoe says:
    Word is Taylor a Swift put her music up there, so you know the crazy teens will pay
    ————————————————————————
    Exactly thats why he got Madonna for the old school queens, Bey and Rih for the Beehive and Navy, ye for the Kardashians to promote, so he should be fine
    _______

    These artist are already streaming on other services... unless. they pull out from the current ones.... I don't see this going anywhere :tea: I could be wrong though... unless they offer ... deluxe albums or something exclusive for just subscribing :tea: I'm sure he will

  • SOTHERNGRL

    I'll stick with Spotify. It gets the job done :shrug:

  • Unshakable

    I understand how it benefits them, just not seeing how it benefits me. No right or wrong answer, just what works for you and your pockets. I thought that when someone is trying to sell something, the product is profitable for the merchant, yet beneficial to the consumer. But maybe that's just my interpretation.

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky: says:

    Does this mean they are going to snatch their stuff off the other apps? :bite: They will probably just not release any new stuff on there. Well let’s see
    __________

    I just buy the album or the song.... can't say shyt or take shyt away when ya purchase it.... these streaming services are just icing for me ..... Chile my music catalog so huge hunty :tea: I don't even have to stream .... I just create a playlist ... I own all of my music

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    Vdot: Is it a real rule tho? What bout edomite? :kona:

  • Unshakable

    @Usee,

    Babe, you done took it allaway back to the plantation/pickin cotton days nah! :yes:

    Speakin of which, who picks the cotton fields in America nah? Do they still have sharecroppers here in America? :think:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqjT_YqmNas Long Time Lurker

    PLUS sites like Viperial & AlbumKings has the new cd's days, sometimes a couple of weeks before they even drop.

    :listen: Wale & Ludacris since Saturday night :shrug:

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    Well Taylor pued her stuff, so I can see other artists doing the same. The people I listen to, doubt it.

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    Shakey: mecicans & machines & some rednecks & blk folk still pick cotton :yes:

    I got all those terms from my father & grandmother. They crack me up

  • http://Scam-Or-Nah.com KiMi0414

    I just use Beats music and iHeart radio. But I'm sure people will buy just to say they have it. To each his own :shrug:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    I look at it like this..... there may be an artist I may not want to support ... when I use a streaming service like spotify or Tidal hell or portion of my payment still going to them clowns.... I'm good on that shyt .... I have a problem with that.... I want my album purchase (money) to go to the artist it's intended for :tea:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqjT_YqmNas Long Time Lurker

    :offtopic:

    Larry Fishburne can't catch a break with his family's personal business. First Montana got her pock marked booty cheeks all over PornHub and now his mama bout to have all her shit up and down the street cause she bout to lose her apartment.

    :eek: He still got his 80 year old mama paying rent in a apartment? Off appearances alone, I couldn't have that much money and my mama still pating rent. :shrug:

  • SOTHERNGRL

    Larry Fishburne can’t catch a break with his family’s personal business. First Montana got her pock marked booty cheeks all over PornHub and now his mama bout to have all her **** up and down the street cause she bout to lose her apartment.
    He still got his 80 year old mama paying rent in a apartment? Off appearances alone, I couldn’t have that much money and my mama still pating rent.
    ************************
    Furious aint bout chit for this. ION think ol Larry boy is giving out money. That must be why HannaMontana was out here with her twat out for the world to see :shrug:

  • http://youtu.be/7fSfM0vk0qk Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    :tea:

  • http://Scam-Or-Nah.com KiMi0414

    First Montana got her pock marked booty cheeks all over PornHub
    ____________________________________
    :ghost: I just spit on my computer behind this. :hahaha:

  • B. Stoners

    Larry Fishburne can’t catch a break with his family’s personal business. First Montana got her pock marked booty cheeks all over PornHub and now his mama bout to have all her **** up and down the street cause she bout to lose her apartment.
    ___________________________________________
    :ghost: :rofl: She got chicken pox :buttshake: :wail:

  • SOTHERNGRL

    @Hair where is your pic?

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    :newpost:

  • sassyshe

    jeniefrumdabloc says:

    sassyshe says:

    lovezoe says:
    Word is Taylor a Swift put her music up there, so you know the crazy teens will pay
    ————————————————————————
    Exactly thats why he got Madonna for the old school queens, Bey and Rih for the Beehive and Navy, ye for the Kardashians to promote, so he should be fine
    _______

    These artist are already streaming on other services… unless. they pull out from the current ones…. I don’t see this going anywhere I could be wrong though… unless they offer … deluxe albums or something exclusive for just subscribing I’m sure he will

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    From what he was saying its supposed to give advance on tickets, special promos and all that other stuff the stans go gaga for. The problem is that only the established artists can get into this cause most music companies owe the rights to artist music, so the music companies determine who gets to stream music. The names he has are the ones with recently negotiated contracts who are able to determine where their music goes

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

    This is why Tidal is different: A music industry executive told us, “Tidal isn’t just about streaming music. Users will be able will be access audio, video, social media , B-roll, merchandise, ticketing. Users will be able to have a special connection to the artists.
    __________
    :shrugs: I guess I just don't care enough to want to see all of this :lol: So you buying this app to feel like you special to Jay Z and nem? They are going to be in the camera like I released this album just for you and everybody be like :yahoo: I bet you think that shout out was about you?

  • Phrozen1der

    @User :rofl:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    Wts wrong with pickaninny? I called my kids porch monkeys just this weekend ?

    Yard apes, crumb snatchers, tar babies, bean head, biscuit head, bucket head…..chile its more where that came from ?

    *******

    :dead: and :ghost: no real rule. People took offense that our black azzes were using it :lol: Deez jokes ain't for errybody *in my Take Take voice* But dees nuts are :yea:

  • Phrozen1der

    :rofl:

    "Wts wrong with pickaninny? I called my kids porch monkeys just this weekend ?

    Yard apes, crumb snatchers, tar babies, bean head, biscuit head, bucket head…..chile its more where that came from"

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    I got my daughter calling my son a lazy lima bean :rofl:

    Got it from the jamaican skit on living color. Me got treeeeee jobs :grill: back when Kim Coles was FINE :phew: