Because Tidal has been suuuuuper popular, Kanye West may have decided the best way to stick it to ex-friend Jay-Z is to launch his own music streaming service. Good luck, Yeezy!
The Blast reports Kanye is planning to launch Yeezy Sound after obtaining legal documents for the potential streaming service. The docs say Yeezy Sound will be trademarked for purposes like “streaming of music, audio, images, video and other multimedia content over the internet.” Kanye, a self-reported genius, is known for his ahead-of-its-time sound and inventions, so he is really extending himself by pursuing a venture not seen anywhere else. You know, not anywhere if you block your mind to Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, and whatever the hell that thing is Amazon hawks to listen to tunes.
Kanye’s horns have been locked with Jay-Z’s over what Kanye claims is the $3.5 million he’s owed in advances and bonuses for The Life Of Pablo, which was a Tidal exclusive early on. Business soured, and so did their friendship. Kanye dragged the Haus of Blue Ivy and Beyoncé (I guess Jay, too) through the mud by bringing those two up during rants on his Saint Pablo Tour. Jay responded with a maybe-maybe not diss track, and things between the two of them have been about as frosty as the petri dishes Kimye passed over to their surrogate.
It’s unclear when Yeezy Sound will grace our ears. But I really hope it also includes the same cluster of windbags recreating the signing of the Declaration of Independence that Tidal had. Or at least Madonna. I could see her showing up for Kanye, or as she calls him, the black Madonna. Plus, it’s been a while since Madonna tossed her leg up on a table for the sake of publicity.