Jay-Z dropped his 13th studio opus of his legendary rap career after four years of album absence on Friday (June 30), and hip-hop heads everywhere rejoiced.
Well, at least the TIDAL-subscribing hip-hop heads were able to while the rest waited patiently to grab their earful of Jay’s 10 self-actualizing tracks when it became available on other music-streaming services. But, if you’re only issue was that you didn’t have TIDAL to listen to the album, Snoop Dogg is here to tell you that you were not alone.
In a new video of Uncle Snoop’s, he hands his props to Jay for another outstanding hip-hop undertaking. Admittedly, however, he had his own means of listening to 4:44 outside of its TIDAL home for a simple enough reason: he doesn’t know how it works.
“I want to shoot a shout out to Jay-Z just dropped another motherf**kin’ hot album, 4:44…4:44,” he said. “But you know what? I don’t got Tidal, so a n**ga had to bootleg it to me. I’m on iTunes and sh** because I don’t understand that—y’all gotta explain that to me.”
It’s quite obvious that Snoop hasn’t been keeping up with much news about music-streaming services after he added that he initially went to iTunes in search of the album. When he couldn’t find it, a friend sent it over. We’re sure there’s no harm done from just one little illegal listen though, especially after it inspired his next message that was iterated on Jay’s “Family Feud.”
“See, I ain’t no hater, I love the game for what it’s worth—the young n**gas and the old n**gas,” he said. “Practice that. Practice showing love. Practice supporting other motherf**kers other than yourself. Yeah, do that.”
See Uncle Snoop’s hilarious alternative to a 4:44 album listening and his message to Jay below.
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