WHOA! Jay Z turns 50 today and has decided to bless us (not worthy) by making his entire discography available on Spotify overnight, like some sort of hip hop Santa Claus.
This is YUGE news and something I had long ago accepted in my heart would never happen.
From world class classic Reasonable Doubt all the way through to not as classic 4:44, it looks like every song from the 20+ year career of one of the most highly regarded rappers of all time is now available for your listening pleasure. This too includes Watch The Throne! My ears simply don’t know which way to look, I am feeling very overwhelmed and might even need a nap later from all this excitement.
Jay Z had removed the majority of his music from Spotify way back in early 2017. He also removed The Blueprint from Apple Music, in a push to get more streams through Tidal, a streaming service he bought in 2015.
Tidal’s main selling point was exclusive content, and artists such as Beyonce, Rihanna, Daft Punk and The White Stripes started releasing both music and music videos to Tidal for a time period before making them available to all.
But while Jay thought he was being a genius getting into the streaming game, we were like, “We love you Hov, but…”
Thank god, it seems like he’s stopped trying to make Tidal happen – now his music can reach and be enjoyed by the masses, who might not be able to afford 3 different streaming platforms per month, and isn’t that what life is all about?
FYI I will be banging ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ four hours straight, starting approximately now.
There’s also an important Beyonce update – I can confirm for you that ’03 Bonnie and Clyde, Jay’s iconic track with now-wifey Bey is also on Spotify. What a fucking relief. Link here.
Now if you could excuse me I must go, Jay and I have to make up for so much lost time.
SOMEONE QUE I.Z.Z.O.