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Lawrence Kim
June 18, 2018

NY rapper Nas might not say it so the Internet is imagining what's going on through his head with JAY-Z and Beyoncé's new Everything Is Love dropping hours after his NASIR studio release arrived.

Tidal's exclusive on Beyonce and Jay-Z's album Everything is Love lasted about 48 hours - a quick turnaround for a service positioning itself as a velvet-rope home to exclusive content from its megastar owners. But now that's changed.

Naturally, fans without Tidal subscriptions were upset because the album was unavailable on more widely used services, like Spotify or Apple Music.

Ironically, in the album Beyoncé raps about how, "My success can't be quantified / If I gave two f***s about streaming numbers, would've put (previous album) Lemonade up on Spotify". Notably, it's only available on Spotify's Premium tier. In April Jason Aldean's Rearview Town became the first major release to be "windowed" on Spotify, so we may begin seeing this type of rollout occur more frequently.

But Tidal on Monday announced it has a new exclusive from the Carters, just as it lost its exclusivity on Everything Is Love: A single titled Salud.

Everything Is Love is also up on Amazon Music.

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