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Appropriation, Capitalism, Blackness and Beyoncé

Ernest Owens | Posted 02.10.2016 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

When you listen and watch "Formation," just know that Beyoncé is making bank off of a variation of blackness that she isn't currently living in or experiencing. I guess that's the price we pay for black excellence when it comes at the cost of our own exploitation. I'm already prepared to apply more Bey-Hive repellent this time around.

Can Someone Please Help Jay Z Figure Out Snapchat?

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 02.08.2016 | Entertainment

He's got 99 problems, and Snapchat is one.  Rap mogul and Tidal owner Jay Z showed he's a little behind the times when he just couldn't seem to ...

Jay Z's Tidal Is Giving Back To Groups Demanding That Black Lives Matter

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.08.2016 | Black Voices

Jay Z's streaming service Tidal announced on Friday that it would be donating $1.5 million to social organizations, including non-profits that make s...

Rihanna's Album 'Anti' Is Here, And You Can Download It For Free

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 01.28.2016 | Entertainment

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The Beatles Are Coming To 9 Music Streaming Services

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 12.24.2015 | Entertainment

Turns out Universal Music Group was everyone's Secret Santa this year.  The music behemoth, which owns the rights to The Beatles' ...

Beyoncé, Jay Z, Prince Among Acts Slated For Huge Charity Concert

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 09.30.2015 | Entertainment

Beyoncé, Jay Z, Prince, Nicki Minaj, Usher, Lil Wayne, T.I.: It reads like a list of some of the most successful musical artists working today...

Black Tech Genius: Elliott Breece on Taking His Talents to Google Play | Posted 09.04.2015 | Black Voices

The humble and dedicated Breece is still on a mission to create more software for music-lovers to enjoy, even after selling Songza to Google. Now as a product manager at Google Play, Breece is constantly keeping in tune with what users want to listen to and working on new ways to deliver content.

Interview With Prince: Purple One Talks the Tidal Wave | Posted 08.31.2015 | Black Voices

He wore purple and gold like the Minnesota Vikings, MPLS emblazoned across his zip-down jacket. His Afro was back to its 1979 For You fullness. He was laid-back, full of conversation and, as usual, averse to being officially recorded for this exclusive interview.

Prince Calls Record Contracts 'Slavery' And Teams Up With Jay Z For Next Release

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 08.11.2015 | Black Voices

When it comes to music industry norms, Prince has always been known to take the road less traveled. Lately, he's encouraging newer artists t...

The Producers of "Money and Violence" Discuss Success, Season Two, Jay Z and Social Issues (Video)

Timothy Cooper | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment
Timothy Cooper

On a muggy Friday afternoon in Clinton Hill, two native sons of the borough took time to discuss the sensation that is their acclaimed online series "Money and Violence."

Pop Culture Highs And Lows Of 2015 Thus Far

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.03.2015 | Entertainment

We were pretty bored around the midway point last year, but 2015 has given us more than enough to celebrate (and condemn). It's been a wild six months...

The 5 Best Music Apps That Won't Tear Through All Your Data

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 06.26.2015 | Technology

Hate paying data charges because you’ve been streaming too much music? There's a solution: Go offline. We've compiled a list of the five best app...

Should You Get Apple Music? Here's What You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Cameron Love | Posted 06.17.2015 | Technology

At a presentation on June 8, Apple announced its music streaming service, Apple Music. The company is hoping the service will prove a worthy rival ...

Lili K Is Rising

Azeem Khan | Posted 06.05.2015 | Entertainment
Azeem Khan

If you go onto the homepage of Tidal right now you will see a mini documentary with Lili K, a Tidal Rising artist. She is a jazz artist from Chicago who has collaborated with Chance The Rapper and Vic Mensa.

No, Sony Isn't Removing Beyonce's Songs From Tidal

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 06.01.2015 | Entertainment

Don't worry, Tidal subscribers: Queen Bey isn't going anywhere. On Thursday, a Bloomberg story critical of Jay Z's Tidal reported that all of Beyon...

Vania Schlogel: The Woman Behind the Tidal Wave

Azeem Khan | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Azeem Khan

Tidal is a company that has faced constant criticism in the media. Since their launch, people have questioned their motives, called them a flop, and found every avenue they can to try to discredit the entire operation.

Damon Dash Responds To Jay Z's 'Stream Of Consciousness' YouTube, Spotify Diss

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.28.2015 | Black Voices

Jay Z debuted his latest freestyle last weekend at the Tidal X: B-Sides show. In the freestyle called “Stream of Consciousness,” the business mogu...

Nicki Minaj And Beyoncé Have An Awesome Summer Party In 'Feeling Myself' Video

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment

Tidal subscribers were in luck on Monday when Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé dropped the video for "Feeling Myself" exclusively on the streaming service. Th...

Noel Gallagher Slams Spotify: 'I Don't Agree With It'

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.04.2015 | Entertainment

Even though former Oasis member Noel Gallagher's music is on Spotify, he hates it -- like, really hates it. In a conversation with HuffPost Live about...

Remembering The Social Relevance Of Tidal

The HuffPost Show | Posted 05.28.2015 | HPSN

Jay Z's artist-owned streaming service Tidal claims to preserve sound quality and give musicians the profits they deserve, but after skeptics attacked...

A Trojan Horse Called Tidal: It's the Strategy That Matters

Seth Schachner | Posted 06.28.2015 | Business
Seth Schachner

Barely a month after the launch of Jay Z's Tidal, with major artists lining up to show support and journalists signaling the arrival of a big new digital music gorilla, the tide of opinion seems to have dramatically turned.

After a Tidal Wave: Why the Music Industry Has Its Finger in a Dyke

Kat Bailey | Posted 06.28.2015 | Entertainment
Kat Bailey

The music industry must wake up and control the tide. Times have changed and we need to do a total 180. If we listen, understand and change before it's too late, the damage done in the past decade is reversible. If we don't, we'll be washed away by a tidal wave of our own making.

Jay Z Responds To Tidal Criticism On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 04.28.2015 | Entertainment

Jay Z's music- and video-streaming service Tidal has been experiencing a wave of bad press ever since its March launch. Critics have predicted the fai...

Beyoncé And Jay Z's Rumored Joint Album Reportedly To Premiere On Tidal

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 04.22.2015 | Entertainment

It may be time to actually sign up for Tidal. The long-rumored Beyoncé and Jay Z joint album will reportedly be released exclusively on Tidal, acc...

Watch Jay Z's New Video For His Blue Ivy Song 'Glory'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 04.16.2015 | Entertainment

On Thursday, Jay Z dropped the video for his 2012 song "Glory," which was dedicated to his daughter Blue Ivy. The video was released exclusively on Ti...