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Rap mogul Jay Z isn’t giving up on his flop Tidal music app. Atlanta’s own rap tycoon T.I. has joined the long list of artist owners of the failing Tidal music app.

T.I. signed a distribution deal with Jay Z’s Roc Nation for his upcoming album, Dime Trap, on his independent Grand Hustle Recordings label.

T.I., 35, celebrated the latest addition to his portfolio with a live pop up concert at Greenbrier Mall in Atlanta on Monday, Feb. 22.

“Newest artist owner in the @TIDAL fam! #TIDALXTIP #BankRollMafia HustleGangOverErrrrthang” he wrote in a photo caption on his Instagram account.

T.I. joins a long list of artists who haven’t seen a dime from their initial investments in Tidal.

The list includes Jay Z’s wife Beyonce, and their friends J. Cole, Rihanna, Keyshia Cole, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Li’l Wayne, Madonna, and more.

T.I. follows in the footsteps of Rihanna and Kanye West who both released albums on Tidal that tanked. But thanks to creative back room shenanigans, both albums ranked high on the charts despite the lack of hard sales.

The rapper also celebrated his mother, Violeta Morgan‘s birthday this week.

TI and Violeta Morgan


  • harley_quinn2.0

    T.I. joins a long list of artists who haven’t seen a dime from their initial investments in Tidal.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    LMAO

  • PhillyFacts

    Bad investment

  • iWasteTime

    Oh so we still praying and praying for their downfall … lmao!

  • Afiya

    Why TI look like he peed his pants?

  • Full Monty

    I really wished Floyd had slapped all the taste out of his mouth!

  • Afiya

    Is Tidal REALLY a flop? I don’t think so.

  • Milani

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I mean it’s really got to be Hustle Gang OR Family Hustle over everything. They both can’t be over EVERYthing…it’s not possible….it’s not possible TI.

  • Mel

    But is anyone still checking for TI and his music ? This is a serious question ?

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Sooooooooo, have yall discussed trash TV?

  • iWasteTime

    Tokyo Toni has spoken … lol

  • PhillyFacts

    Why does it take a dozen celebrities to promote one app? At some point one of them gotta come to the conclusion that the app is pure garbage..

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Congrats to ya at Clifford!!!!!!

  • It’s Taurus Season

    OH SCHNAP

  • iWasteTime

    She said FOH. Y’all so influential but it took my child to get him a trainer, to lose 45lbs and out the damn house!!

  • Ni Ni

    Is this Precious mother too or is she TI’s sister by his dad

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    He might have.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    I love her so SEW TSO murch.

  • Yoni

    My TV didn’t come on yesterday. What happened?

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    “TSO” -WAILING!!!!!-

  • Str8tUpMenace

    *fuggin dead* They ain’t influential. Rob just ain’t about that going under the knife life. LMAO

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Why this tickled me so bad though?

  • Yoni

    He’s one of my Pandora stations.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    ‘TSO’ made me hungry. Thanks.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    He got the sugars. So now he probably cant. He would have to go to another country to get it done. And I dont think he leaving this country after he came back mad from Italy lol

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I like his old stuff. But his new stuff, is a no for me

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Even if their relationship is contrived, the fact that she helped push him back from his pre-diabeetus state is a great thing to me. And for the record, it may be contrived to Chyna (who knows?!), I do believe Rob is happy sit his fat on her back ( (c) Keya!). LOL!

  • Str8tUpMenace

    *dead* He was pissed to the highest level of pisstivity.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    I will hate @NakeyaJ for that visual forever man.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    LOL!!!!! Yeah, but it makes me chuckle every time I think it or type it.

  • Mel

    Yoni so u looking forward to his new music ?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I don’t blame him. They let Jaden Smith sit up there with a white batman suit on, but they were bytching at Rob?! SMH

  • It’s Taurus Season

    TI has at least 2-3 hits on every single album. His last one debuted in the top 3. Aint like its been 5 years. Just last year. So Imma say yes.

  • Mel

    I agree his old stuff was way better

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Hurt is my shiznit

  • LeBrick James

    Tidal = sinking ship.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Thank goodness I have all his good music….

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Its a no to me too. But he has hits. Folks indeed still feeling him. Im in the south, so he will always have a place with most long time fans.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Exactly. But I ain’t paying TIDAL to listen to ‘What u know about dat’.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Still a chess move in the south.

  • MookieFly

    I wish they would stop trying to make Tidal happen.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Saw that tso and I instantly want some shrimp lo mein and orange chicken…and kung pao shrimp, no peanuts.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I agree. Trap Muzik and Urban Legend is some of his best work imo.

  • Mel

    Ok I see so even if he ain’t really banging here in NY he is still on heavy rotation down there well that’s good

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    TI mother lookin’ Tiny’s age.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    NOT FETCH AT ALL.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    I’m not but I’m not his target demographic.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    He has his own artist. It’s not just about his music.

  • Yoni

    If it comes out and it’s good, I’ll listen. :shrug:

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Both of those albums still get played in my playlist! Loved them!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    The funny thing is, I thought the artist music would exclusively be on that app for streaming. But, Rihanna’s album clearly was on Rhapsody a week after Tidal.

    I did read that Tidal will be streaming exclusive live concerts… I guess that’s a way to increase subscription.

  • Yoni

    GIRL! And “Tell’em I said that…”

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Trap Mruzik my fave TI album. I listen to that like its new.

  • LeBrick James

    This is like buying shares of the Titanic.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Sean Carter said “while everybody worried about streaming, I’ma make some distribution deals…”

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lol

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Stock market crashing again too. Gotta put your money somewhere.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Yes girl. Tbh I don’t get excited about hip hop anymore. Outside of Kendrick, the current kings of the genre do nothing for me.

  • Full Monty

    LOL! I just don’t like him at all.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Told yall I l equate music based on wtf I was going through when it dropped. When Trap Muzik came out I was making a long long ass ride from here to Bama damn near once a month to go see my grandmother. Outkast had just dropped Speakerboxxx/The Love Below too.

  • AnonymousRose

    Greenbrier Mall *******************, THEY STILL OPEN

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Focus up.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Arsenio aka Moe was labeled as a snitch since she filed a restraining order against Young B.

    Arsenio aka Moe snatched one of Mariahlynn’s tracks.

    Yandy proved that she still messy as hell.

    And Rahshida showed Yandy and the world once again, that her big ass is bout that life.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Giggles

  • AnonymousRose

    well atleast they are sticking together, Black men….lets give them hope, chyt it ain’t like we own anything, in KKK country…I supported tidal..

  • askquestions

    More artist are escaping the slave-master driven record business. Look @ Keisha!

  • soflystann

    I don’t know why I’m just not interested in Tidal. I’m not big on exclusivity, which is what Tidal promotes…

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Told yall I l equate music based on wtf I was going through when it dropped.
    ————————–
    This is definitely me! There’s a Commodores song that I cried for years when I heard it on the radio because it was playing in the car when we drove home from my grandma’s house after it caught fire. My sis and I were in the house at the time so it stuck with me for years. And let’s not even talk about the songs that remind me of exes, former friends and good childhood memories. I remember the first time I heard Woman to Woman in the car with my dad. Got a lecture on not letting some trifling negro spend all my money and was told I better not ever fight over any man. At 12 y.o I was just like, uhh…okay. LOL!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    LOL!!!!!! Barely…

  • MookieFly

    I guess thats something nice if you like you like the artist and can’t make it to the show. Still can’t get me to part with pennies

  • Yoni

    Sounds yummy. What did Rashida do?

  • MookieFly

    Lol i was gonna make a more direct reference but didn’t know if peole would get it

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    YOU KNOW THERE’S ALWAYS ONE IN THE GARDEN…SOMEWHERE SOMEHOW

  • LibraGirlonly

    I do have Tidal and I am happy with it. I don’t have to worry about buying music because i can listen to the entire album on Tidal and the sound Quality is amazing. I found some music (black artist) on there that I wouldn’t know about if I didn’t have Tidal. I enjoy watching the concerts live too.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    “NOT NEVA” -KATT WILLIAMS VOICE-

  • T’acheItEzee15

    Could it be possible that these artists are hopping on the bandwagon
    because they are seeing something on the back-end that the public isn’t
    seeing. ***Shrugs*** I wish Tidal nothing but success.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    snatched a chick up, and threw a bottle at her. LMAO.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.daniels.7311 Lisa Daniels

    He don’t care. Hell , he did curse us with Iggy.

  • AnonymousRose

    oh, cause last time i was in there was like 2001 -2002

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    This pic of TI’s mom is lovely. And I see a lot of his daughter Deja when I look at his mom here.
    #GoodMamasRock!

  • iWasteTime

    Cleaning out my DVR, watching the “Finding your roots” with LL and Diddy.
    It is goodt! I had no idea LL’s dad shot his mom and Gpa, with a younger LL in the house …

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Never heard of that show, what channel is that on? Sounds like something I would like.

  • Yoni

    I heard it was a GOOD one!

  • Yoni

    When do folks get too old for that type of nonsense?

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    The new stuff they can keep

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Yep. Read it in his book :(

    AWFUL. Can you imagine?

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lmaooooo

  • iWasteTime

    Not at all! And he found them. Lucky he became the man that he did

  • iWasteTime

    PBS!

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Some of them be like that? Foe-EVAH *Cardi B*

  • iWasteTime

    Yes it is and overwhelming!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Remember that song, “I don’t fight, I don’t argue, I just hit that chick with a bottle”? I wonder what happen to that singer…

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    I should be shame but “You don’t know me” is another of my commute-to-work mainstays… I definitely arrive at work feeling ‘some kind of way’ LOL! I’m no molla employee, but my work persona is strictly professional…. these folks just don’t know (me) LOL!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Is this the Skip Gates show?

  • iWasteTime

    yes ma’am. the Henry Gates Jr show

  • It’s Taurus Season

    For SURE. That whole thing coulda ended up a whole tragedy more than it was.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    some folks are permanently about THAT life… I don’t judge ’em, but I can’t do it… I got a GOOD retirement plan, and I won’t jeopardize my ‘pension’ for nobody’s foolishness. LOL!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I did too. His was my first ever cassette tape purchased, I had buttons and errythang. So proud of all he continues to do. Simone too.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Ah, okay. Yes, I enjoy those shows. So fascinating. My mom just took a seminar this past weekend on how to research your family tree a little deeper.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    NEVERRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LMAO

  • It’s Taurus Season

    That book was one of the FIRST celeb biographies I read. Awesome.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    saw it Wed night! it gets better… so many unknown facts and surprises… had my ‘allergies’ acting up watching it, LOL!

  • Yoni

    RIGHT LOL

  • Yoni

    This!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Finding your roots is back on the air?

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    yes! I was surprised too (after Ben Aff*ck was less than proud to discover his family history)

  • iWasteTime

    That is awesome!! On my dad’s side we have a extensive tree. It is awesome !

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Yes ?…..Afflac pissed me off. Sir, it’s not a shocker that your ancestors owned slaves. Get over yourself. What day does it come on?

  • iWasteTime

    I just got there and my “allergies” are acting up too!
    What a shock

  • Divame

    They really chasing those pennies… Mustve presented him with a growth chart

  • iWasteTime

    So thats where the lips come from!! Lordt!!

  • It’s Taurus Season

    IDK but I think of it at least once a week listening to the Rickey Smiley Morning Show with Da Brat lol

  • iWasteTime

    Tuesday’s at 8pm!
    I’m a little behind, I try to save for WFH days

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    yes! LL’s whole story was just fascinating! (I won’t spoil it for folks who haven’t seen it yet, but I didn’t anticipate the turn it took). Diddy’s was equally touching when you see him struggling to accept the way his family members were treated, even the very young children…. slavery was a disgusting enterprise with ongoing repercussions, but folks want Us to just ‘get over it’ smh…

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    chile! *swoons*

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Season 3 premiered Jan 5th ?…I got to catch up

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    I believe Wednesday nights. and I THINK you can login to PBS and watch previous broadcasts…

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    oops! Waste said TUES

  • iWasteTime

    yes and lordt!! He needed the whole damn hour!

  • Yoni

    chasing those pennies
    ____________________

    Can’t have the million without’em. :tea: :nun:

  • boomboomroom

    T.I. suck so bad. How the hell Tiny let a dude way younger than her, control her every move.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Yes it is.

  • LeBrick James

    He’s rich?

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Its perfectly good ratchet chit going out in the world Sandra, that a post could be wrote’ed about you know.

  • stav

    All Jay-Z is doing is ridding himself of that company bit by bit. He can’t own up to failure, so he’s selling it off to unsuspecting , non business wise , artist (or so called artist).Bad move !

  • LeBrick James

    Spreading his risk out I guess. That would be a smart business move on his part. Cant blame him for that.

  • 1/8

    The internet has destroyed the music business as we knew it. We have an entire generation of consumers who have never had to pay for music and they aren’t about to start now.

  • Cricket404

    I would buy Tidal, marketing sucks though. They need to offer it in cars/rental cars like I pay for this Sirius radio.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    @Harley, I logged on my local PBS site and the video is available for viewing (I pulled it up on my kindle)

  • Fendi

    I like MF Doom and Curren$y, but they’re still considered “underground”/backpack.

  • Fendi

    When Rah threw that Ciroc bottle at that linebacker looking bish at the Gwinnin’ Fest, I hollered. Rah said she has good representation. If he got her off once, he can do it again.

    Shawty right there, that’s my bish.

  • stav

    Bad move for those that buy into the fledging company.

  • nicelyput32

    And those folks can just go to he!!

  • Divame

    He has a better chance at winning the mega millions than having 1 billion streams on tidal. That would equal $500,000 according to their pay?

  • Yoni

    I’m just saying, you can’t have the million without the penny. Get yo change. LOL

  • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

    “Less than proud”.. I can tell you’re a sweet person cause he was downright flexing his white male privilege. Got the show not to ‘expose’ him and was acting victimized. I bet if they dug deeper they’d see he is a bonafide confederate flag waving racist. He is a New Englander so it’s not a stretch. Them northern whites have long practiced the art of masked racism. That’s why the kkk has been so successful.

  • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

    Yes! It’s like trying to explain why people choose credit unions over banks. Ownership is king and jay learned that when dame kept those reasonable doubt masters. Had he had any music history he’d have known Sam Cooke and Ray Charles were the true tidal pioneers.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    so true. that’s partly why I never bought him and J. Lopez as a long-term couple (you can’t tell me his folks wasn’t cracking jokes about him “sleeping with the help”)

  • Li

    8 owners. That tells you something right there.

  • Alisa

    I think they are going to try some hostile takeover or something to piss off the Jewish music industry side. But it’s going to be real quiet then BAM they own all the airwaves…hmmmmmm

  • Sal Penya

    I’m too cheap. Sal bootlegs off of youtube. I know it’s bad, but I’m paying off student loans. Maybe in 30 years I can purchase music again.

  • BZandaz

    Notttt interested….#TeamSpotify

  • T3

    Is Precious from the show really his sister? Why does she look the same age as his moma? I’ve always wondered about this.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Precious is his half sister. They have the same father.

  • T3

    Totally makes sense. Thanks AuntTea.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Hmmmph….?? They determined to ?? ride this out!!!