JAY-Z's 13th studio album, 4:44, has gone platinum in less than a week!
If you haven't yet indulged in Mr. Carter's most vulnerable sonic compilation (no Tidal subscription uh?), I am happy to announce that the visual for "The Story of O.J.," one of the project's most thought-provoking tracks, is now available for viewing viaYoutube.
Check out the Jigga Man and Mark Romanek directed clip below:
Last night, Rap’s longest victor Jay Z took NYC’s Terminal 5 stage to conduct his very first B SidesConcert. Tight that you weren’t able to go or view the extravaganza online? Should of download TIDAL then! When Mr. Carter initially launched his new streaming service, he promised to deliver extremely exclusive content to subscribers. The Jigga man offered gratis tickets to Tidal users that curated the best B-Side themed playlist while the rest of the customers were able to cuddle up with their pre-summer fling and experience it from the comfort of their own home (D’ussé bottle in hand).
During the concert, Jay performed a slew of under-the-crate fan favorites and even surprisingly brought out the whole State Property gang (reconciled with Beanie Siegel!). The most intriguing segment of the evening was his new freestyle directed towards Google, SpotifyandYouTube.
Roc Nation’s head honcho boldly proclaimed, “I’m the bad guy out here only because I don’t go with the flow. I don’t let nobody take advantage of me and I love my n*ggaz……….Ay everybody wanna give you an advice tonight, don’t ever go with the flow be the flow”. Those last words meant a lot to me because it practically describes my life. Through various efforts of hoping to land a prominent writing gig for a major publication or other “promising” situations nothing ever fell through. There was no choice left but to create my own platform. Now, I’m not saying I’m my own Boss (hopefully one day incredible revenue can come) but it’s truly an incredible feeling to provide something for the culture with absolutely no co-sign in sight. Don’t ever wait around for the right situation because you’ll only miss out on yourself.