The streaming wars intensify as Jay Z makes a move to push fans toward his TIDAL platform and removes his entire solo discography from Spotify.
In a statement to The Verge, Spotify said the music was removed ““at the request of the artist.”
The report also said that Hov had removed his catalog from Apple Music, but many of Jay’s albums remain on the competitor’s platform, including The Black Album, Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life, Vol. 3: Life and Times of S. Carter, Kingdom Come and his last solo LP, 2013’s Magna Carta… Holy Grail.
Jigga had previously removed his debut album, Reasonable Doubt, from Spotify in 2015 shortly after announcing his acquisition of TIDAL in a star-studded press conference. A year later, he pulled the Blueprint trilogy from the rival and the newly-founded Apple Music.
Jay is reportedly working on new music and has been seen in the studio with Zaytoven and Rick Ross. Read “What Will Jay Z’s Next Album Sound Like?” for nine theories of what to expect from Hov’s new LP.