By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Ever since Jay Z decided to throw his hat in the music streaming race, the media has been trying its hardest to take down Tidal and even big time music publications are writing biased articles proclaiming the company a flop when it’s only been in Jay Z’s hands for several weeks.
Jay Z called out the media for its agenda recently on Twitter and now he’s speaking his mind about the situation in a new freestyle.
Jay Z hit the stage at New York City’s Terminal 5 tonight for “Tidal X: Jaÿ-Z B-Sides” , a B-sides concert presented by his streaming service Tidal. The extensive setlist included a slew of guest appearances: Memphis Bleek and Beanie Sigel (who did “You, Me, Him, and Her” with Jay, Young Chris, and Neef), Jay Electronica (who followed his appearance on “We Made It” with a performance of “Exhibit C” with Just Blaze), and Young Jeezy (who did “Go Crazy” and “Who Dat”). Elsewhere, Jay broke out a rare freestyle in which he took jabs at YouTube and Spotify and paid tribute to Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, and Trayvon Martin; he also honored the late B.B. King with a moment of silence.