JAY-Z is reportedly working on a posthumous Prince record which will be a Tidal exclusive. That album, HITNRUN Phase One, debuted shortly after Prince pulled his music catalog from other streaming services like Spotify.
The press release reads, "Our only goal is to share Prince's music with his fans as he wanted..."
The previously unresolved legal matters between The Prince Estate and TIDAL have come to an end.
Two years ago, when Prince's previous executors struck a new global agreement with the superstar's former record company Warner Bros Records to release new records, they had to contend with a verbal deal that Prince had struck with TIDAL.
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Indeed, he has often looked like a passenger, left trailing after younger, fitter but less talented players in most games. The club later said he has a knee injury and was receiving treatment at their training base before leaving around midday.
Jay-Z, obviously not happy with the situation, mentioned the dispute and the estate's controversial attorney Londell McMillan in the song Caught Their Eyes on his Grammy-nominated album 4:44.
The latter is, along with the estate, picking out "previously unreleased music sourced from Prince's vast archive of vault recordings". The music icon died on Thursday 21st April 2016 at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota at the age of 57.
Prince's Estate and Tidal were recently enthralled in a legal battle after the estate sued Tidal in 2016 claiming Prince's music was being streamed without his permission.
This news comes after it was reported that Prince's family filed a lawsuit against the hospital that treated his first opioid overdose after it was announced by authorities no criminal charges would be made surrounding his death. Court filings several months after Prince's death suggested it was worth around $200 million before taxes, but the actual valuation could have gone up or down since then.