After pulling his entire catalogue from top streaming services all but a day ago, Jay Z’s music has made its return to Apple Music.
Subscribers of Apple Music can once again enjoy Hov’s music, with all but less than a handful of his albums making their return. The only glaring omissions are Reasonable Doubt, Vol. 1 and The Blueprint trilogy, all of which were already absent prior to the recent removal.
However, it looks as if Spotify subscribers may have to wait a little longer, with Jay’s R. Kelly collaboration albums being the only ones available on the streaming provider. This is most likely because said albums were released Rockland and Jive (R. Kelly’s label deal at the time), in addition to Roc-A-Fella and Def Jam Records.
Many have theorised that the removals may have been in relation to Jay trying to lure subscribers towards his own streaming service, Tidal, which has been known for its perks of streaming exclusivity, including as Beyonce’s Lemonade, and many of Hov’s best albums.
For those who cannot access Mr. Carter’s catalogue for the time being, may we suggest listening to “Biking” his new collaboration with Frank Ocean and Tyler, The Creator, released early this morning: