Making your album available on a single streaming service is all well and good, but you’re never going to get everyone who wants the record signed up.
Snoop Dogg is not a Tidal subscriber and has no plans to become one. Possibly because he wasn’t one of the artists recruited as a celebrity shareholder when Jay-Z acquired the streaming firm. Or possibly just because he doesn’t really get all this new fangled streaming nonsense.
But, worry not, he was still able to turn in a review of Jay-Z’s new record ‘4:44′, despite it being released exclusively on Tidal. How? Good old piracy of course!
“Top of the morning”, begins Snoop in a video. “I want to shoot a shout out to Jay-Z just dropped another muthafuckin’ hot album, ‘4:44′”.
“But you know what?” he continues. “I don’t got Tidal, so a nigga had to bootleg it to me. I’m on iTunes and shit. I don’t understand [Tidal] – y’all gotta explain that to me. I went to iTunes looking for his album and I couldn’t find it. But my homie sent it to me, you understand me?”
So now he has the record, what is his view? “He did it again. See, I ain’t no hater, I love the game for what it’s worth – the young niggas and the old niggas. Practice that. Practice showing love. Practice supporting other muthafuckas other than yourself. Yeah, do that”.
Isn’t “you did it again” traditionally something you say to someone to avoid having to say they were rubbish – again? Oh well, lucky Snoop clarified his position. Practise that.
Here’s the video:[from http://ift.tt/2lvivLP]