Jay Z Says Goodbye to Spotify and Apple Music

Jay Z Says Goodbye to Spotify and Apple Music

The rapper pulled his solo albums from both streaming platforms.

Published April 8, 2017

It looks like Jay Z has officially taken the full plunge as, following a move that began two years back, he has quietly removed the remainder of his solo music catalog from major streaming platforms Spotify and Apple Music.

According to Complex, the move was finalized on Friday when Spotify's reps said the records were all pulled "at the request of the artist." Apple Music, however, failed to comment on the removal.

This all comes as Jigga's own streaming service, Tidal, continues to compete with the juggernauts of the industry, having launched just two years ago.

Back in 2015, Hov started the process by removing his classic 1996 debut LP Reasonable Doubt from all of Tidal's competitors. He followed that up in 2016 by taking all three volumes of his Blueprint series off as well. The only albums that remain are his collaborative efforts with R. Kelly and Collision Corse, his joint venture with Linkin Park.

As for Watch the Throne, his monster smash album with Kanye West, that has also disappeared from all streaming services but Tidal.

While the streaming component of his solo albums have been removed, all of Jigga's albums remain available for purchase on iTunes.

Written by Moriba Cummings

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