Jay Z Albums Return to Apple Music, Not Spotify – Pitchfork
Jay Zâs albums disappeared from Apple Music and Spotify on April 7, but today, it appears thatÂ they have been reinstated on Apple Music. Notably, his 2011 album with Kanye West, Watch the Throne, is back on the service. His Blueprint albums remain unavailableÂ on any streaming service other than Tidal. Spotify users areÂ still out of luck. The only Jay Z albumsÂ available on the service are his collaborative records withÂ R. Kelly (2002âs The Best of Both Worlds,Â 2004âs Unfinished Business) andÂ hisÂ 2004 collaboration with Linkin Park. A Spotify representative told Pitchfork that âsome of Jay Zâs catalog has been removed at the request of the artist.â Pitchfork has reached out to representatives for Jay Z and Apple Music for comment.
Jay has been busy with other projects of late. Heâll be producing a film and documentary series about Trayvon Martin, as well as Lin-Manuel Mirandaâs new film In the Heights. Over the weekend, heÂ andÂ Tyler, the CreatorÂ appearedÂ onÂ Frank Oceanâs new song âBiking.â