Fun fact for you hip-hop enthusiasts: Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter turns 50 today. To celebrate HOV’s half-centennial birthday, the famed rapper hands us the gifts, as his entire discography returns to Spotify.
— Spotify (@Spotify) December 4, 2019
Five years ago with the launch of his streaming service TIDAL, Jay-Z previously removed his music—alongside other “artist-owners” Beyoncé, Alicia Keys and more—from the service’s direct competitors. While other artists have slowly trickled back to sites like Spotify, Jay-Z’s return is a whole other deal as the TIDAL owner himself.
From the ’96 “Reasonable Doubt” to 2017’s “4:44,” listen to the rapper’s albums here, or check out Spotify’s Best Of playlist below:
Still from “Anything”