Snoop Dogg says he illegally downloaded Jay-Z's new album

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    WestcoasthiphopinnovatorSnoopDogghasrevealedthatheillegallydownloadedJay-Z’srecentalbumbecausehedidnothaveTidalandwantedtohearthenewmaterial.

    AsJay-Zisonetheco-ownersTidal,hislatestalbumtitled‘4:44’wasonlyexclusivelyavailablethesubscription-basedmusicstreamingservicewhenitwasreleasedlastweek.Tidal’ssubscribersarecomparativelylowtotheotherstreamingplatformslikeSpotify,andlikemanymusicfans,Snoopisclearlynotasubscriber.

    InavideoreviewJay-Z’salbum,Snoopsharedthathewasforcedtodownload‘4:44’byothermeans:’IwanttoshootashoutouttoJayZ,justdroppedanothermuthafuckin’hotalbum…Butyouknowwhat?Idon’tgotTidal,soaniggahadtobootlegittome.’

    Snoopwentontosaythathe’sperplexedwhyhewasnotabletindJay-Z’salbum:’I’moniTunesandshitcuz,Idon’tunderstandthat—y’allgottaexplainthattome.IwenttoiTuneslookingforthisalbumandIcouldn’tfindit.Butmyhomiesentittome.Youunderstandme.Hediditagain.’

    LastyearTidalsharedthatithadapproximately3millionusers,whichisalongwayffromSpotify’s50millionsubscribers.

    Jay-Z’s‘4:44’albumisstillonlyavailabletostreamonTidalanditisnotyetclearwhetherornotitwillbereleasedelsewhere.

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