On April 21, 2016, the Purple Legend Prince died in his Paisley Park estate, and left many of fans heartbroken. But that is not the only thing that he left behind. The popular singer was known to make a lot of great music, and when he passed away he left a vault of unreleased music and other media. I’m sure any Prince fan would love to hear all of that new music, and keep it as their own, but so as Jay Z. Three days after Prince’s death, his music sales increased by 42,000% from people buying his records. Nowadays, those who want to listen to music will usually stream it or buy it from the internet, but Prince’s music was not found on Spotify or any other music services because before he passed away he took his catalogue back from some services instead of Jay Z’s Tidal.
The rap star supposedly made a huge bid with Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson of $40 million to get a hold of Prince’s unreleased music, but as nice as that sounds it won’t be that easy. Before Tyka excepts that offer she has to get a confirmation and discuss this over with the rest of Prince’s siblings, but why would Jay Z want Prince’s music. As mentioned, Tidal is the only service that Prince’s music was not taken away from, so just image what that would do for Jay Z’s Tidal ratings. Before Prince passed away he spoke about Tidal saying how it is something brand new, and how impressed he was with it. A lot of those people, who do not have a Tidal subscription and are Prince fans, will mostly likely end up subscribing as soon as Jay Z gets a hold of the music.