When it comes to creating playlists, JAY-Z can’t take the stress out of anyone.
Following the sale of TIDAL to Square, Inc. earlier this year, the Roc Nation mogul called Square CEO Jack Dorsey on Monday talking about the future of the music streaming service.
During the half hour chat on Twitter Spaces, JAY-Z bragged about his playlist game and how no one can compete with him when it comes to curating the perfect playlist.
“I found so many songs [on TIDAL], my playlist game is A ++, ”he said loudly to Complex. “I challenge everyone out there … I’m definitely one of the best playlist creators.”
JAY-Z has a strong track record when it comes to their playlists. In April he shared a playlist of some of his favorite Nas songs. Before that, he reviewed the year with his playlist “2020 vision” featuring music by Drake, Pop Smoke and Megan Thee Stallion.
In April, Square closed a deal to acquire a controlling interest in TIDAL for $ 302 million. As part of the “groundbreaking” partnership, existing artist shareholders will continue to be co-owners, including Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kanye West, Madonna, Alicia Keys and Nicki Minaj.
And TIDAL has no plans to let up, according to Hov. “We are specifically artistically motivated, so we want everything that moves in the culture to participate in it or react to it,” he said. “TIDAL went through a lot of iterations and a lot of errors and a lot of backlash, and we took our lumps and reacted in the same way. We will continue to do so because the mission and intent of what we want to do is right. We will continue to be part of the conversation and part of the culture. “