Jay-Z’s 13th studio album ‘4:44’ , released on July 30th, 2017 via TIDAL has already achieved platinum status and was certified by the RIAA in less than a week. Tidal’s partnership with Sprint played a big part in this.
On February 1, 2016, the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) announced that albums could be certified as gold or platinum based on streams.
As noted by Billboard, “the RIAA set the new Album Award formula of 1,500 on-demand audio and/or video song streams = 10 track sales = 1 album sale.”
Sprint offered the album as a free download on Tidal after Sprint customers submitted a voucher code and email address on Tidal. Sprint customers were also offered a six month free trial of Tidal.
The source also reported that a physical release of 4:44 is set to drop this weekend, including three bonus tracks.
Blue Ivy is getting all of the shine as she freestyles with her dad on the song “Blue’s Freestyle/We Family.”
The five-year-old did not hold back, spitting:
“Everything, everything is my only single thing / Everything I hear is my answer…I never hear that / I be in the posse / Never seen a ceiling in my whole life.”
A lot of the lyrics are difficult to understand but the rhythm and potential is there. Listeners are feeling it and took to social media to express their thoughts.
Listen to the snippet and check out the most hilarious reactions below:
— My Mixtapez (@mymixtapez) July 7, 2017
Me at Blue Ivy's freestyle even tho I didn't get a single word she said pic.twitter.com/u3LONHuG1P
— BOOMSHAKALAKA ⚠ (@beyhasmywig) July 7, 2017
— Charlotte Davis (@charlottendavis) July 7, 2017
Me @ this Blue Ivy freestyle. pic.twitter.com/9VnS0SeUZf
— mino. (@KaeMaraj) July 7, 2017
DJ Khaled: "Jay,I just heard Blue Ivy's freestyle and I'm thinking maybe Asahd can produce her album you know what I'm saying? pic.twitter.com/zUWAhXDMot
— Samurai Lee. (@_Northking) July 7, 2017
Me doing background vocals for Blue Ivy's freestyle pic.twitter.com/5aCeJh8Q1b
— phólanthropist (@pholanthropist) July 7, 2017
— J-Rap (@Mr_ImmaculateX) July 7, 2017
Blue ivy: cjxkdnsbfksbdb and tbsksjsbsbfkf sks
Actually me: pic.twitter.com/oasiEfS1RN
— quinta b. (@quintabrunson) July 7, 2017
Heard Blue Ivy's freestyle and had to fix the cover. pic.twitter.com/SY5LMBDObS
— Cycle (@bycycle) July 7, 2017
#BlueIvy : "Everything is shaka. Everything is Flacka"
— Communion Nuggets (@thedanielreid) July 7, 2017
Dj khaled after listening blue Ivy freestyle drop ,Imagining Beyoncé voice with Jay z flow 🤔 pic.twitter.com/eZOrhi1BJi
— Innocent (@yengscharles) July 7, 2017
ME: Blue Ivy rapping and it's fire? Timeline always gassing something
BLUE IVY: Boom shakalaka. Everything in shaka everything in faka
— Jozen (say Joe-Zen) (@jozenc) July 7, 2017
"boom Chaka Laka….everything in Chaka" – Blue Ivy
"I'm EVERY woman, it's all IN ME" – Chaka Khan pic.twitter.com/KahqlnHtnE
— TEEJAY (@travisTHX) July 7, 2017