Tidal wave aids Hurricane Maria victims

Tidal placed this notice on their site to encourage efforts for their project.


Tidal placed this notice on their site to encourage efforts for their project.

Dissatisfied with the efforts Donald Trump and other government executives are putting into relief for Puerto Rico’s damage from Hurricane Maria, hip-hop artist Jay-Z provided his own aid through Tidal. Tidal is a subscription based music streaming service that provides high quality sound and music videos. It streams music from artists such as Jay-Z, DJ Khaled, Stevie Wonder, Cardi B, Remy Ma, Yo Gotti, Fifth Harmony and Asap Ferg.

  The streaming service collaborated with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort to send over 200,000 pounds of relief supplies for residents without power, electricity, drinking water, and other necessities. Although Jay-Z headed the project, other Tidal artists made it a point to do their part. Fat Joe, Romeo Santoes, and radio host Angie Martinez went to donation collection stations in New York to lend a hand in sorting and sending items.

 On October 17, Tidal hosted a benefit show, called Tidal X: Brooklyn, in which all ticket proceeds went to raise $3.7 million for people affected by Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as by the earthquakes in Mexico.

 Junior Nyah Roberts fully supports the idea of celebrities using their fame for good. She stated “If people see someone they idolize doing something good for the global community, then it will inspire them to do so also.”

 Hoping citizens across the globe will pitch in, Tidal announced that donations of any amount can be made at their page through TIDAL.com/PuertoRico.