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OTR II

By Vaughn Lowery

Last night concluded the Los Angeles leg of OTRII tour, featuring Beyoncé and Jay-Z.

DJ Khaled opened up for the Carters alongside of special guests – Tyga, Tank, YG and Ella Mai. With thousands of screaming fans, Bey and her husband transformed the Rose Bowl into an iconic night to commemorate. Massive LED screens, scores of dancers coupled with pyrotechnics and a state-of-the-art sound system commanded one of the most powerful performances of our lifetime. No wonder the show (earlier this year) has been decorated by both Michelle and Barack Obama’s presence as well as the Kardashians and Oprah. ‘Apeshit‘ off of their latest collaboration Everything is Love was a crowd favorite as Bey spits some serious bars with her epic flow which rivals some of today’s top lyricists.

With less than 8 shows left, you may want to consider making arrangements to see this landmark presentation at on of its last stops.

If anything to witness the bright smiles of 11 high school students who will receive one $100,000 scholarships (per city) from both the BeyGOOD and Shawn Carter foundations.

Remaining OTR II tour dates.

Beyoncé, Jay-Z, 360 magazine

Beyoncé, 360 magazine

Beyoncé, 360 magazine

*Photos courtesy of Frank Micellotta

TIDAL × MERCEDES-BENZ

(Courtesy of MBUSA)
Mercedes-Benz and global music and entertainment platform, TIDAL, have announced a long-term partnership – in the next few months, Mercedes-Benz customers that have connected their car to the Mercedes me Portal will be able to access a complimentary TIDAL HiFi membership. Customers will be able to stream more than 50 million songs, over 185,000 music videos and hundreds of carefully curated playlists, free of charge for twelve months in their vehicles, on their smartphones or on their music systems at home. Not just a streaming service, TIDAL also offers a variety of exclusive content in High Fidelity sound quality to its members across 52 countries. The TIDAL X program connects artists directly with fans via one-of-a-kind live events, meet & greets, ticket giveaways, livestreams and more with artists like JAY-Z, Beyonce, Bon Jovi, Nicki Minaj, Damian Marley, Lil Wayne, Alicia Keys and more. Providing a platform for fans to engage with the musicians they love is key to the TIDAL experience. Mercedes-Benz and TIDAL are marking the launch of their collaboration with an exclusive concert taking place during the me Convention at Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA).

“Thanks to the cooperation with TIDAL, we are enhancing the Mercedes me lifestyle range with a unique entertainment experience. Our customers can stream music and videos at home or on the go virtually unlimited. We also offer exclusive opportunities to contact artists or experience them live”, Dr Jens Thiemer, Vice President Marketing Mercedes-Benz Cars, explains.

For the launch of their collaboration, Mercedes-Benz and TIDAL are presenting an exclusive concert Friday, 15 September, 2017 at the me Convention in Frankfurt. The artist will be announced shortly and participants of the me Convention can sign up for a ticket via the event App during the convention. Additional tickets will be raffled over the Social Media channels of TIDAL and Mercedes-Benz

“TIDAL is honored to partner with the world’s premiere automobile manufacturer,” said Lior Tibon, TIDAL. “The joint mission of superior quality and excellence is a natural synergy between both brands. Mercedes customers value ingenuity and we’re proud to share TIDAL’s elevated music and entertainment experience with them.”
Starting from 2018 all Mercedes me customers are provided with a free 12-month subscription in hi-fi streaming quality. After that complimentary trial, customers can continue to use the TIDAL subscription to access albums, live streams, and Tidal X concerts for €9.99 (premium quality) or €19.99 (hi-fi quality). There will also be Mercedes-Benz playlists at www.tidal.com.


About the me Convention

As part of IAA in Frankfurt, Mercedes-Benz and South by Southwest (SXSW) are organising the first me Convention – an inspiring platform to discuss topics of the future. On 15 and 17 September 2017, the me Convention will bring together the technology, design and creative industry for a dialogue about the future. Under the slogan #createthenew, the focus will be on the topics New Creation, New Urbanity, New Leadership, New Realities, and New Velocity. Topics of the future will be discussed critically in workshops, expert panels, keynotes, co-working spaces, and on interactive platforms. The me Convention will take place in the Festhalle Frankfurt in a festival-type atmosphere and will be accompanied by a line-up of evening events with parties and concerts in the city’s Bahnhofsviertel, the quarter surrounding the railway station. For more information about the programme and me Convention, the events, and the lecturers, please visit www.me-convention.com.


About TIDAL

TIDAL is a global, experiential, entertainment platform built for fans, directly from artists around the world. TIDAL members enjoy exclusively curated content that directly connect artists with their fans in multiple ways. The service offers high-fidelity, CD sound quality music, high resolution video, an opportunity to discover new artists via TIDAL Rising and unique experiences via TIDAL X. TIDAL is available in more than 52 countries, with more than a 50 million song catalog and 185,000 high quality videos.

Follow TIDAL at http://facebook.com/tidal, http://twitter.com/tidalhifi and https://instagram.com/tidal/

More information from Mercedes-Benz
www.media.daimler.com and www.mercedes-benz.com

For more information about TIDAL, please visit www.tidal.com

JAY-Z 13TH ALBUM 4:44 SCORES BIG!

In 4:44Shawn Carter discusses his infidelity to Beyonce, the meaning of the title, how Blue Ivy’s birth made him more mature and addresses the Kardashians.

In addition, his mom (Gloria Carter) ‘comes out’ as a lesbian during a touching duet.

At midnight 6/30, he dropped an exclusive audio clip during iHeartRadio‘s The Beat.

*No I.D. aka “Godfather of Chicago Hip-Hop” was named Executive Producer on 4:44.

“4:44”

“‘4:44’ is a song that I wrote, and it’s the crux of the album, just right in the middle of the album. And I woke up, literally, at 4:44 in the morning, 4:44 AM, to write this song. So it became the title of the album and everything. It’s the title track because it’s such a powerful song, and I just believe one of the best songs I’ve ever written.”

“Bam”

“The song ‘Bam’ with Damian Marley, it’s just jammin’, it’s just like the song. But it’s secretly Shawn Carter saying, ‘Man, you need a bit of ego.’ It was because of me and the things that I’ve done, this is JAY-Z saying you needed a bit of ego for us to arrive at this point.”

“Caught The Eye”

“‘Caught The Eye’ is a song that’s dealing with just being aware of your surroundings. There’s a line in it, and it says, ‘Your body language is all remedial, how could you see the difference between you and I?’ Just being so sharp about your surroundings.”

“Family Feud”

“‘Family Feud’ is about separation within the culture. Like, new rappers fighting with old rappers, saying all these things. So, the line is, ‘Nobody wins when the family feuds.'”

“Kill JAY-Z”

“The first song is called ‘Kill JAY-Z’ and obviously, it’s not to be taken literal. It’s really about the ego. It’s about killing off the ego, so we can have this conversation in a place of vulnerability and honesty.”

“Legacy”

“The song is just about what it is, it’s like a verbal will. Just a song about speaking to my daughter. She starts the song off, and she says ‘Daddy, what’s a will?'”

“Marcy Me”

“‘Marcy Me’ is a nostalgic walk through Marcy, and it’s about that hopefulness, that feeling of ‘Man, can I really do this? Can I really be one of the biggest artists in the world?’ You have these dreams, ‘Can I be one of the biggest basketball players?’ We have these dreams.” 

“Moonlight”

“The hook is ‘We stuck in La La Land/Even if we win, we gonna lose.’ It’s like a subtle nod to La La Land winning the Oscar, and then having to give it to Moonlight. It’s really a commentary on the culture and where we’re going.”

“Smile”

“‘Smile’ is just what it is. There are gonna be bad times, and those bad times can do two things: they can get you in a place where you’re stuck in a rut, or it can make your future that much better because you’ve experienced these things.”

“The Story of OJ”

“‘The Story of OJ’ is really a song about we as a culture, having a plan, how we’re gonna push this forward. We all make money, and then we all lose money, as artists especially. But how, when you have some type of success, to transform that into something bigger.”