Jay Z's Prince Reference In 'All The Way Up' Remix Might Come Into Fruition
Jay met with Prince's sister and offered $40 million in exchange for the Purple One's unreleased music.
“We never gonna let the elevator take him down.”
Jay definitely has Prince’s back-- even in the post-mortem stage. The legend is reportedly in talks to purchase the late singer's unreleased music, TMZ reports.
The "Spiritual" rapper met with Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson and her husband in New York this week to make his pitch. Sources claim the offer was around $40 million. Before anything could be signed, Mr. Carter would need approval from all the singer's heirs to the estate which include six full and half-brothers and sisters.
At the time of his death, the singer's vault was rumored to contain enough music to last the next one hundred years. Also before his passing, Prince was in negotiation with his former label Warner Bros. to receive the rights to all of his previously-released masters--which he successfully achieved, hence Jay's verse in 'All The Way Up (Remix)': "Prince left his masters where they safe and sound."
Considering the history of Jay and Prince, one would assume that the unreleased music should go to Tidal but, there's a lot to consider like the company's uncertain future and the new generation's interest in the singer's discography. Then again, Tidal could emulate the same “free-trial” campaign they used for Rihanna’s Anti project, but who knows?
We’ll just have to wait and see.