You Can Now Stream JAY-Z's Entire Discography on Spotify
The rapper has put his entire discography — including The Blueprint, American Gangster and 4:44 — back on Spotify. Before today, you could only listen to Reasonable Doubt, In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2…Hard Knock Life and other Jay side projects on the platform.
The move was announced on December 4th, which is JAY-Z’s 50th birthday. So now you can listen to “December 4th” on December 4th.
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— Spotify (@Spotify) December 4, 2019
This is the first time since 2017 you can access Jay’s whole catalog on Spotify. In 2017, the rapper took off all of his albums off the platform, with the exception of collaboration projects like Collision Course with Linkin Park and Best of Both Worlds with R. Kelly. At the time, Spotify said the removal was done “at the request of the artist.” Jay is part owner of rival streaming site TIDAL so his discography lived as exclusives on that platform
This year you saw Jay loosen his grip, slowly allowing Spotify to have early career albums. Now you can access it all, including later career gems like 2006’s Kingdom Come and 2013’s Magna Carta… Holy Grail.
JAY Z IS BACK ON SPOTIFY THIS IS NOT A DRILL pic.twitter.com/Gk2sydN96b
— Erik DeArcos (@ErikDeArcos) December 4, 2019