Why Jay Z’s Music Streaming Service Will Be Your Next Netflix
For Halloween, Jay Z might have dressed up like a prince (Prince Akeem from Coming to America specifically while Beyoncé and Blue Ivy also adorably donned costumes for characters from the film) — he’s definitely more of a mogul IRL. Ever since the rapper acquired Tidal in January of 2015, he’s been growing the music streaming company steadily and it now boasts of over one million subscribers. And now, according to the latest news from Engadget, Tidal is going where no music streaming service has ever gone before (sorry, Spotify) by picking up two original TV shows. Watch out, Netflix.
The shows are season two of Money & Violence, originally a drama web series on YouTube by actor and director Moise Verneau that centers on the streets of New York, and No Small Talk, a series that profiles up-and-coming stars in the comedy world. Money & Violence was a self-funded hit on YouTube that accrued over 20 MILLION views during it’s first series, so its move to Tidal is guaranteed to bring viewers.
Clearly, HOVA has his sights set on conquering the entire multimedia world of entertainment by offering everything from music to exclusive music videos, like “Feelin’ Myself” by none other than his wife Bey and the inimitable Nicki Minaj, to now original TV shows.
What do you think of this Tidal news? Tell us in the comments below!
(h/t Engadget, photo via Theo Wargo/Getty)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!