Jay-z Puts His Music Back On Spotify & Streaming Services For 50th Birthday
Remember that in April 2017 , Jay-Z removed his music from spotify and other streaming services, making it exclusively available on TIDAL, his own network.
One of the albums that was available until now was his collaborative project with Kanye West, Watch The Throne but even that one’s status has been on and off for past two years.
But in celebration of the legendary rapper’s 50th birthday (Dec. 4), he has unlocked his full discography on Spotify, the world’s leading music service. Yes, that includes Reasonable Doubt, Vol. 2.. Hard Knock Life, all of The Blueprints plus more.
The move isn’t accidental as Spotify released a full trailer to make the announcement so it definitely has been green lit Hov himself. Back in August, Jay released his debut album Reasonable Doubt on other streaming platforms but excluding Spotify and Apple Music through Equity Distribution, the independent music distribution arm of Roc Nation.
In April, Jay’s wife Beyoncé made a similar move when her hit album Lemonade went from being exclusively streamed on Tidal to making its way over to Apple Music and Spotify. Next up is Aaliyah whose catalog will finally hit streaming services, but fans will have to wait until the late singer’s birthday, January 16, of next year before they’ll be able to get it.
Aside from Jay’s Spotify announcement, the internet offered up their birthday wishes for (arguably) one of the best emcees to pick up a microphone. To ring in Hov’s big day, let us know your favorite Jay Z album, track, and/or lyric. Just for kicks.