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Will TIDAL Phone App Users Have To Dig Deeper Into Their Pockets For Subscription Rates?

TIDAL is not getting cheaper...

Apparently, like Jay Z tweeted a couple of days ago, his new music streaming service TIDAL is doing just fine. That it is, but there have been some discrepancies when it comes to its pricing. At first, TIDAL’s premium plan—which gives consumers limited access to its library at 320 kbps—was priced at $9.99 (the same price Spotify charges for a similar service).

Starting today, at first glance it looks like TIDAL bumped up its subscription rates. On the phone app, it's showing that it's now $12.99 a month and the company’s HIFI service, which enlists lossless, high-fidelity audio, has jumped from $19.99 to $25.99 a month.

However, some reports are claiming it's not the case. According to The Verge, there's a small pricing difference in TIDAL website and TIDAL iOs app prices due to Apple's own fees.

Apple takes 30 percent of the revenue made through apps in the App Store, so in order for TIDAL to cover those fees, signing up through their iOs app will cost a little more.

So... are you down with TIDAL yet or nah?

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UPenn Grad John Legend Talks "Rigged" Education System Amid Cheating Scandal

John Legend is weighing in on the college admissions cheating scandal that rocked Hollywood and the wealthy community earlier this month. Legend specifically discussed the challenges with America's education system while attending the iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles last Wednesday (Mar. 13).

While Legend highlighted the wrongdoing in the parents who reportedly paid and bribed their children's way into elite schools, he suggested that people focus on the bigger picture. "I went to a good school," Legend, who studied English with an emphasis on African-American literature at the University of Pennsylvania, said. "I think it's a longer conversation because I think a lot of people look at this rightly as fraudulent and dishonest."

He continued: "But the bottom line is, the system has been rigged for wealthy people for a long time," he continued. "The admissions system rewards people's parents being wealthy and people's parents having gone to a certain school. There's a lot of legal ways to do that that still aren't really that fair to a lot of other people."

As previously reported, the U.S. federal prosecutors charged 50 people who were allegedly part of a secret college admissions scheme. Wealthy parents, including Full House star Lori Loughlin and Desperate Housewives' Felicity Huffman, allegedly paid more than $25 million to a "college admissions counselor" who used the money to fake test scores and bribe college officials.

Shortly after the news broke, Chrissy Teigen made fun of the situation by posting a an image of a professional soccer team with her and husband John's faces Photoshopped on two of the bodies. She was referencing court documents that alleged Loughlin paid to have her daughter appear to be a recruit for the University of Southern California's crew team.

The FBI is still pursuing the investigation.

does this look real? we are trying to get into harvard @jenatkinhair @mrmikerosenthal @johnlegend pic.twitter.com/jpcNGq2mVi

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 13, 2019

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H.E.R. Shares Studio Photo, Teases Collaboration With Ty Dolla $ign

While fans patiently await the release of H.E.R.’s debut album, the Grammy-winning singer is dropping hints on at least one upcoming collaboration. H.E.R. seemingly confirmed via social media Friday (March 15) that her full-length studio effort could be in the works.

The “Hard Place” singer tweeted a photo captioned, “Issa album coming,” and it looks like Ty Dolla Sign is involved.

Issa album coming. pic.twitter.com/x2YBguongb

— H.E.R. (@HERMusicx) March 15, 2019

Since the Bay Area native failed to clarify if the album on the way is her heavily anticipated debut (though it seems pretty clear), some fans are wondering if a joint album with Ty could be in the works.

Whatever the case, the 21-year-old R&B star's cryptic posts are keeping fans on their toes, and giving them a peak into her creative journey.

In VIBE's latest cover story, H.E.R. shared how she deals with pressure of being one of the most buzzed about new artists in R&B. “It’s a great expectation,” said the Bay Area native. “It’s a great thing to hear people putting me up to this standard and putting me on this pedestal and expecting greatness from me, but at the end of the day, I’m just trying to be a better me as an artist musically. As a person, I’m just trying to be better than I was yesterday and continue to elevate. I keep hearing all this stuff. It’s so easy to second-guess and overthink everything you’re doing now that people are watching. That’s when it starts to go downhill when you give in to that pressure.

“I have to keep doing me,” she continued. “I have to not look at what everybody else is doing, or what everybody else thinks should be happening right now.”

See video of H.E.R.’s recent studio session below.

 

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I’m playing drums again. Lol. I’m about to get nice. Just wait 😂 @tydollasign @theycallmecamper @flippa123 @saintluk3 WE LOCKED. 5AM VIBES

A post shared by H.E.R. (@hermusicofficial) on Mar 14, 2019 at 10:10am PDT

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Teyana Taylor Enlists ASAP Rocky And More For "Issues/Hold On" Video

Teyana Taylor is back with the latest visual from her 2018 studio album. The singer dropped the video for "Issues/Hold On" on Friday (Mar. 15),  featuring an all-star cast.

The nearly 4-minute video, which was also directed by Taylor, appears to be set it in the 1970s. It follows the love story of Teyana and her partner, ASAP Rocky. The video shows snapshots of key moments in their lives, including the first time they locked eyes and a retro wedding. Their love story isn't all butterflies though. The couple is forced to confront each other after Rocky is caught getting too close to Teyana's bestie, Lori Harvey. The video also includes cameos from Tyler The Creator, and ASAP Ferg.

"Issues/Hold On" is the latest single to receive video treatment from Teyana's album, KTSE. The album, which debuted in June 2018, was the last release from the G.O.O.D Music imprint.

Moments after the video hit streaming platforms, Teyana took to Instagram, explaining how important it was to her. "Let’s gooooooooo! This video is very special to me and I would like to thank everyone apart of making this magical with me," she wrote.

Watch "Issues/Hold On" in above.

 

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ISSUES/ HOLD ON IS OFFICIALLY HERE!!!!! And avail on all platforms! Check it out now!!! Link is in my bio!!! Let’s gooooooooo! This video is very special to me and I would like to thank everyone apart of making this magical with me! @asaprocky @asapferg @lori_harvey_ @feliciathegoat @kristennoelcrawley Powered by @theauntiesinc Directed by: @aspiketeejoint AD: @dimpace DP: @turtlevanbry Line producer: @madebyyusufali @ikc.pro Gaffer: @gregloebell Key grip: @abitofbuffalo 1st AC: @tavodood Wardrobe/stylist: @seannita @ejking Hair: @stylezofporscha MUA: @japanesefaces PAs: @grahamfromthecrypt @kelo_of_dopeness @andeewarhol @a_mighty_life The Petunia’s and Petunia Band: @iamchloemitchell @japanesefaces @coco_gilbert @marlon23rd @juju_anr Casting: @espritcasting 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕

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