Snoop Dogg is a big fan of JAY-Z's newly-released album, 4:44, but in order to hear the album, which was released on Friday, June 30, as a TIDAL exclusive, the veteran rapper was forced to go below-board.
"I don't got TIDAL, so a nigga had to bootleg it to me," Snoop admitted on Snapchat. "I'm on iTunes and shit, cuz. I don't understand that. Y'all gotta explain that to me. I went to iTunes looking for his album, and I couldn't find it. But my homie sent it to me."
Given TIDAL's current position behind Spotify and Apple Music in the on-demand streaming marketplace, it's likely Snoop Dogg isn't the only Hov fan who procured a copy of 4:44 by any means necessary upon its release last week. Nor is it shocking to hear that a 45-year-old rapper whose latest album, Neva Left, debuted at No. 54 on the Billboard 200, moving a paltry 11,000 album equivalent units, is still checking for new albums on iTunes.
But c'mon, Snoop. Couldn't you just sign up for a free trial? (Wait, don't answer that.)
I don't have the time (or the desire) to help Snoop understand the ins and outs of the current streaming wars, but Snoop, if you're reading this, I would highly recommend that you download and install a non-bootlegged anti-virus program for your PC. Those Zippyshare links can be a bitch.