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Drake Becomes First Artist to Gain 50 Billion Streams

Drake Becomes First Artist to Gain 50 Billion Streams

Drake is currently the first artist to ever cross the 50 billion mark for streaming across all global streaming platforms. The new record comes shortly after Drizzy accumulated 1 billion streams in a week, and broke both Apple Music and Spotify’s first-day record. The news was confirmed by Republic Records Media, which represents Young Money, Cash […]

Will Smith Recalls the Time he Slapped a Red Carpet Correspondent

Will Smith Recalls the Time he Slapped a Red Carpet Correspondent

Remember back in 2012 when Will Smith slapped Vitalli Sediuk, a red carpet correspondent for trying to kiss him on the lips? It was during the premiere of Men In Black 3 in Moscow. Smith sat down with Tidal’s Rap Radar  and discussed the phone call he received from JAY-Z regarding the fiasco. “I get […]

50 Cent Thinks Jay-Z is Still Taking Jabs at Nas

It’s a well-known fact that 50 Cent is not one to hold his tongue. Whether it’s his very own personal business or the business of his industry peers, we can always count on 50 to give it to us straight with no restraints. During an interview with DJ Whoo Kid, 50 expressed his thoughts on […]

Migos’ Reference Track for JAY-Z, Beyonce’s ‘Ape Sh*t’ Surfaces

Migos' Reference Track for JAY-Z, Beyonce's 'Ape Shit' Surfaces

While this may be bad news for JAY-Z and Beyonce, the Internet is rejoicing because a Migos demo of their collab joint, “Ape Sh*t” surfaced the web. HipHop-N-More got their paws on a rough draft of the lead single on the couple’s surprise joint album, Everything is Love. This version is credited to the entire trio, […]

Tidal Hires Cyber-Security Firm to Investigate Data Breach

For Tidal, When it rains it pours. The streaming giant has been under a wave of allegations as of late and now their CEO, Richard Sanders, announced the service may have fallen to “a potential data breach.” In a statement to Rolling Stone, the claims against Tidal recently that the company falsified numbers for Kanye […]

Google to Relaunch Music Streaming Service as ‘YouTube Music’

Spotify, Apple Music, and TIDAL will now have more competition as YouTube Music is joining the mix of the streaming world. Google has announced the relaunch of YouTube Music, their streaming for this coming Tuesday, May 22. It will feature two versions, one is free with ads and the other will carry a $9.99 price […]

TIDAL Accused of Consciously Bluffing Kanye West and Beyoncé Streaming Numbers

When Jay-Z inherited TIDAL back in 2016, the act left TIDAL competitors in qualm about their own futures. The erupting success of the platform has lifted the streaming brand into a worldwide digital music haven of milestone history. Kanye West‘s 2016 The Life of Pablo, which was exclusively available on TIDAL for six weeks hit […]

Tidal to Livestream Angie Martinez Interview With Meek Mill

If you have Tidal as your streaming service, you’ll be able to livestream Meek Mill‘s second interview since he got out of jail. The interview will be conducted by Power 105.1 Radio Personality Angie Martinez from an undisclosed location in New York City. The livestream will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8. In […]

Rich Homie Quan Releases Debut Album, ‘Rich As In Spirit’

A lot has changed for Rich Homie Quan after receiving quite the success during the early stages of his career with his breakout song “Type of Way,” and originally being affiliated with Birdman’s Rich Gang label, and even closer affiliation with his former partner in crime, Young Thug. After not releasing any new work for […]

Nipsey Hussle Unveils Highly Anticipated “Victory Lap” Tracklist

Slauson’s favorite rapper, Nipsey Hussle, is approaching the release date of his long awaited LP Victory Lap, which is set to drop on February 16. Nip has released two singles to support the album — “Rap N***as” and “The Last Time That I Checc’d” featuring fellow West Coast rapper YG. Nipsey posted the tracklist on […]

Tekashi 6ix9ine Sits Down with Fat Joe For the Coca Vision Podcast

Tekashi 6ix9ine dropped by Fat Joe’s Coca Vision Podcast on Tuesday for a 25-minute conversation about the “Gummo” rapper’s career to this point. On the Tidal podcast, Fat Joe praised the half Mexican, half Puerto Rican rapper’s work thus far expressing his appreciation for a Latino rapper from New York making moves in the music […]

TIDAL Releases New Exclusive Cardi B Documentary

In a new TIDAL exclusive seven minute documentary Cardi B shares with viewers her innermost feelings in regard to her newfound stardom and the perks that accompany her lavish lifestyle. In short she stated, “I’ve came a long ass way. It makes me feel like — I’m here m*thafckas!” Simple yet profound, “I’m Here M*thafckas!” was […]

Rapsody Releases New TIDAL Exclusive Documentary ‘Where Flowers Bloom’

Rapsody‘s Laila’s Wisdom was rightfully nominated for 2-Grammy awards. In a new TIDAL documentary, she details the making of said masterpiece and gives us an exclusive look into her life, her background, and everything and everybody who has influenced her artistry and the great success she’s achieving today. The inspiration behind the album title, Laila’s […]

Joey Bada$$ Announces “47 Minutes” Podcast To Be Aired By Tidal

Last night, PRO ERA general Joey Bada$$ announced that he will be launching a new Tidal generated podcast titled “47 Minutes”. The show, centered around Hip Hop culture, politics and spirituality, doesn’t have a tentative launch date as of yet, but the 22 year old Brooklyn emcee said that he will be discussing “whatever the […]

Jay-Z Teases “Family Feud” Video with Beyonce and Blue Ivy

Just last week, Jay Z released the Tidal exclusive videos for his 4:44 records “Smile,” “Legacy” and “Marcy Me” to Youtube. This morning, Tidal released a 34-second teaser of the music video for “Family Feud” featuring Beyonce. In the short clip, you can see Jay-Z and Blue Ivy walking through a church, then scenes of […]

Apple Sued Over Unpaid Independent Artist Royalties

Words by Comfort Nnala Kalu The main sale and attraction of streaming services is that they pride themselves in how much they pay for artist royalties. However, Apple has recently received a new lawsuit over unpaid royalties for independent artists. The lawsuit contradicts the value that they promise to artists. In a report written by […]

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

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

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 […]