West coast hip hop innovator Snoop Dogg has revealed that he illegally downloaded Jay-Z’s recent album because he did not have Tidal and wanted to hear the new material.
As Jay-Z is one of the co-owners of Tidal, his latest album titled ‘4:44’ was only exclusively available via the subscription-based music streaming service when it was released last week. Tidal’s subscribers are comparatively low to the other streaming platforms like Spotify, and like many music fans, Snoop is clearly not a subscriber.
In a video review of Jay-Z’s album, Snoop shared that he was forced to download ‘4:44’ by other means: 'I want to shoot a shout out to Jay Z, just dropped another muthafuckin’ hot album… But you know what? I don’t got Tidal, so a nigga had to bootleg it to me.'
Snoop went on to say that he’s perplexed why he was not able to find Jay-Z’s album: 'I’m on iTunes and shit cuz, I don’t understand that—y’all gotta explain that to me. I went to iTunes looking for this album and I couldn’t find it. But my homie sent it to me. You understand me. He did it again.'
Last year Tidal shared that it had approximately 3 million users, which is a long way off from Spotify’s 50 million subscribers.
Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ album is still only available to stream on Tidal and it is not yet clear whether or not it will be released elsewhere.
[Via: Daily Mail]