(AllHipHop News) Jay Z and the rest of the new owners of Tidal promised the streaming service will offer exclusive content. Users can now watch director Jeymes Samuel’s They Die By Dawn exclusively on the platform.
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The 50-minute film is based on real life stories of African-American cowboys and cowgirls. The all-star cast includes Michael K. Williams, Rosario Dawson, Erykah Badu, Giancarlo Esposito, Jesse Williams, Nate Parker, Isaiah Washington, Bokeem Woodbine and Harry Lennix.
“I was like, ‘Ok, look. I’m gonna shoot this [film], I’m gonna write this story, and I’m gonna assemble almost every single real character that existed and I’m assemble them like the Avengers and put them in one place at one time – in one of the first Black settlements post-slavery, 1890 in Langston, Oklahoma,'” Samuels told Life+Times in 2013. “We got Black Wall Street. All of these places that are criminally unsung. So I set this story in 1890 and I threw everyone in it: Ben Hodges, Rufus Buck, Nat Love, Bill Picket, Stagecoach Larry, Jordan Anderson, etc.”
Stream They Die By Dawn exclusively on Tidal. Watch the trailer below.