The Tidal X Benefit Concert is headed back to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, and this year’s show will welcome some of our favorite singers to the lineup.
Lil Wayne, Lauryn Hill, and The Lox will be joining Teyana Taylor, Meek Mill, Queen Naija, Black Thought, Anderson Paak, Normani, SiR, BlocBoy JB, and more onstage at the 4th annual show, being held on October 23.
Tidal announced Wednesday that this year’s philanthropic concert will support the fight for criminal justice reform across the United States. One hundred percent of the event’s net earnings will be donated to charitable organizations dedicated to changing the way the system works including #Cut50, Equal Justice Initiative, REFORM, and the Innocence Project.
The concert series has raised $10 million for social justice causes, including disaster relief and education since its origin.
This year’s cause hits particularly to home for performer Meek Mill
, who earlier this year was imprisoned for parole violations. His imprisonment sparked national outrage in the hip-hop community.
Tidal owner, Jay-Z, even penned an opinion piece in the New York Times
advocating for the rapper’s release, and Beyoncé immortalized the phrase “Free Meek” in her verse on the summer hit “Top Off.”
Can’t make it to the Empire State? Don’t worry! The global music and entertainment streaming platform will be live streaming the show
so you can get a clear view of all of your favs on your overpriced iPhone XS — the way Hov and Steve Jobs intended.