Jay-Z’s music catalog has become a little more difficult to find online.
Hov has removed the majority of his music from Spotify, with just a few early albums and collaborations left on the streaming service. The only remaining Jay Z albums on the streaming music service are his 1997 records In My Lifetime Vol. 1 and Reasonable Doubt, 1998’s Vol. 2 Hard Knock Life and Collision Course, the album he recorded with Linkin Park in 2004.
Only a handful of singles including his Kanye West collaborations ‘N****s in Paris’ and ‘Clique’, and a remix of ‘All The Way Up’ [Fat Joe and Remy Ma].
Spotify told Billboard that “some” of Jay Z’s music had been removed “at the request of the artist”.
Jay Z’s solo work is also almost entirely absent from Amazon Music’s catalog, but can still be found of Apple Music with the exception of The Blueprint and Reasonable Doubt.
Fortune notes that the removal of Jay Z’s music has taken place incrementally, which is possibly due to licensing agreements involving third parties. Which does makes sense that Jay Z co-owns a rival service that has a bigger focus on artist exclusives.
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