Snoop Dogg gives JAY an honest shout-out.
Hova's new album 4:44 debuted exclusively on Tidal on Friday. Only subscribers prior to the platform / Sprint customers can stream JAY's 13th studio album until it reportedly makes its way onto iTunes and Apple Music this coming Friday. The ins and outs of the deal weren't crystal clear leading up to the debut, and it got a couple of industry big names talking.
Mark Ronson took to Twitter to vent his frustrations about not being able to stream it. “Why the f**k else would I be signing up for this bull ish?,” he wrote. “I signed up for Tidal solely to listen to a Jay Z album, which turns out is the only thing I can't listen to on Tidal.” He added: “I've. Bought. Every. Jay Z Album. The. Day. Of. Release. Usually. On. Vinyl. At. Rock N Soul Records.”
Same for Snoop Dogg. The rapper posted a congratulatory video review of JAY's record, but admitted he had to have a buddy send him a bootleg version so he could hear it.
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“I want to shoot a shout out to JAY-Z,” he said via Rap-Up. “Just dropped another motherfuckin’ hot album, 4:44. But you know what? I don’t got TIDAL, so a ni**a had to bootleg it to me. 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 his album and I couldn’t find it. But my homie sent it to me.”
After he got his hands on a non-compliant copy, Snoop raved. “Shoutout to JAY-Z, my ni**a, he did it again,” he added. “I ain’t no hater. I love the game for what it’s worth, the young ni**as and the old ni**as. Practice that. Practice showing love. Practice supporting other muthafuckas other than yourself. Yeah, do that.”
Honesty is the best policy.