Jay-Z speaks on Tidal and ‘politics’

The R-O-C Nation founder, Jay-Z , addressed the “politics” of the industry, and a few other issues the nation faces last night (May 17). Last night the Tidal CEO gave a private concert, B-Sides, for
Tidal subscribers at Terminal 5 in New York City.

Jay-Z is representing his label, Tidal, to the fullest and there’s no chance for a change.

 

He dropped this freestlye minutes before the show:jay-z-tidal-performance

“And I don’t need no middle man to talk to my niggas


I understand if you don’t understand, I figure I’m Jigga


That’s where we differ


I take what’s mine, you accept what they give ya, I get ya


I don’t take no checks, I take my respect


Pharrell even told me go with the safest bet


Jimmy Iovine offered a safety net


Google dangled around a crazy check


I feel like YouTube is the biggest cul-pu-rit


Them niggas pay you a tenth of what you sposed to get


You know niggas died for equal pay, right?


You know when I work I ain’t ya slave, right?


You know I ain’t shucking and jiving, and hi-fiving
You know this ain’t back in the days, right?


Well, I can’t tell by the way they killed Freddie Gray, right?


Shot down Mike Brown, how they did Tray, right?

Let ’em continue choking ni**as
I ain’t ya token nigga


You know I came in this game independent, right?


Tidal, my own label, same difference


Oh, niggas is skeptical when it’s they own shit


You bought nine iPhones and Steve Job is rich


Phil Knight worth trillions, you still bought those kicks


Spotify’s 9 million, they ain’t say shit

The only one they hatin’ on look the same as you


That’s cool, I know they tryin’ to bamboozle you


Spending millions on media trying to confuse you


I had to talk to myself, ‘Hov, you used to it.”