Jay-Z turns 50 today, and is still as relevant in hip-hop as he was at 25. And to celebrate, the Brooklyn rapper/mogul gave fans and fanatics alike a birthday gift himself by returning his full album catalog to Spotify. “Happy birthday, Hov 🎁 Welcome back to Spotify,” the streaming service shared on Twitter with a video highlighting Jay’s numerous album covers.
The release includes his most recent album 4:44, as well as Watch the Throne, The Black Album, American Gangster, all of The Blueprint albums and more. Jay-Z originally pulled most of his catalog from the streaming site in 2017 ahead of the release of 4:44, presumably to encourage fans to sign up for his service TIDAL. No word on how long Jay’s album collection will be available via Spotify, so let’s all enjoy and reminisce while we can.
Happy Birthday, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter!