Jay Z brought the house down Saturday, May 16, during his Tidal B-Sides concert at Terminal 5 in New York City.
Hov performed many of his rare classics and fan favorites, but the highlight of the night was when Beanie Sigel surprised the crowd by coming out to perform “You, Me, Him and Her” with Jay and Memphis Bleek.
Hov also took shots at YouTube, Spotify and Nike chairman Phil Knight for the criticism his streaming service Tidal has received.
“And I don’t need no middle man to talk to my n*ggas
I understand if you don’t understand, I figure I’m Jigga
That’s where we differ
I take what’s mine, you accept what they give ya, I get ya
I don’t take no checks, I take my respect
Pharrell even told me go with the safest bet
Jimmy Iovine offered a safety net
Google dangled around a crazy check
I feel like YouTube was the biggest cul-prit
Them n*ggas pay you a tenth of what you’re supposed to get
You n***** die for equal pay right?
You know what I’m worth? I ain’t ya slave right?
You know I ain’t shuckin’ and jivin’ and hi-fivin’
You know this ain’t back in the days, right?
Well I can’t tell the way they killed Freddie Gray, right?
Shot down Mike Brown, how they did Tray, right?
Let ’em continue choking n*ggas
We gonna turn style (turnstile), I ain’t ya token n*gga
You know I came in this game independent right?
Tidal, my own label, same difference
Oh, n***** is skeptical when it’s their own sh-t
You bought nine iPhones and Steve Jobs is rich
Phil Knight is worth millions, you still bought them kicks
Spotify is nine million, they ain’t say sh*t
Lucy you got some explainin’ to do
The only one they hatin’ on looks the same as you
That’s cool, I know they tryin’ to bamboozle you
Spendin’ millions on me to tryin’ to confuse you
I had to talk to myself, Hov you should be used to it
It’s politics as usual”