Jay-Z album boosts his Tidal streaming site

Snoop Dogg might be a hip-hop legend and the owner of a vast multi-million dollar fortune, but when JAY-Z’s new 4:44 album dropped, he was, like many of us, a Tidal-less rap fan in search of Hov’s newest project. You don’t have to wait around for radio stations to play a new single or pick up a physical copy of an album in order to have it in your library. “But you know what, I don’t got Tidal, so a ni**a had to bootleg it to me”. The rapper’s streaming service has already caused controversy because of its exclusive access to albums, like Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo and BeyoncĂ©’s Lemonade, and this album is no different. What was surprising was that fans who signed up for the service specifically to hear 4:44 were met with an unpleasant surprise: They weren’t able to stream it.Whether he’s exhausted of exclusivity or simply doesn’t understand today’s technology is still up for debate, but we do know that Snoop was a fan of the “motherfuckin’ hot album”. I’m on iTunes and shit cause, I don’t understand that.”I’m on iTunes and [y’all] gotta explain that to me”.During an interview with Rolling Stone, the album’s producer No I.D said there are “three more songs that are coming out as bonuses”. I don’t understand that.Watch Snoop’s video below. And if you do, you’ll have a whole zip file of new JAY-Z music to enjoy throughout this long weekend. Practice that. Practice showing love.