Hustle Gang leader T.I. is making the most out of his TIDAL partnership by releasing a trailer to his upcoming Aaliyah-sampled “Dope” music video this week.
Tip hooked up with the popular streaming service to treat subscribers to a sneak peek at the clip, which samples the late R&B singer’s “Rock The Boat” single, Friday (May 13).
On Monday, the video is premiering pre-paywall on TIDAL and will be exclusively available on the platform for four days. Both fans and TIDAL subscribers alike who visit tidal.com/tipcan Shazam the single art, which will take them to a hidden page where they can watch the trailer and behind-the-scenes footage from the music video. The “Dope” music video is the latest example of the exclusive content and experiences available for TIDAL members, solidifying the platform as a go-to destination to connect fans to their favorite artists.
Recently, the rap veteran launched his “Money Talks Education” TIDAL challenge.
From May 4 to June 15, students and communities will have the opportunity to submit proposals detailing their plans to promote education awareness within their communities through on and offline fundraising efforts. Those looking to support the fundraiser(s) of their choice will have chance to do so between now and June 15 by donating via CrowdRise, which is also where participants can submit their proposals. On June 15, TIDAL will announcing the 5 finalists who have raised the most funding for their initiative. (ESSENCE)
Tip recently talked about possibly releasing his upcoming The Dime Trap album outside of TIDAL.
“There will be some exclusive components, but just because all of my, this is an album that’s dedicated to my core fans,” he says. “The people who went out there the first week Trap Muzik came out, so I’m basically dedicating this album to them and making the music that I know they want to hear me make. So I know those people all of them can’t necessarily afford TIDAL. So we will have some exclusive content and exclusive components. I don’t know if the entire album will be exclusive.” (“The Ed Lover Show”)
Earlier this year, the “King of the South” dished on joining rap mogul Jay Z‘s TIDAL streaming service as an owner.
“TIDAL is trying to put the power and ownership and equity of the art back in the hands of the people who cultivate the artistry. That is what’s important. It’s the only black-owned streaming service and it pays more. When artists get their song played on Spotify or Apple Music or anywhere else, it pays more, offers more back to the artists. As a platform, it’s a multimedia platform.” (Shade 45 Streetz Is Watchin)