To celebrate his 50th birthday, JAY-Z surprised fans by making his entire music catalog available on Spotify again, two years after making it exclusive to TIDAL back in 2017. However, that’s not the only way Hov celebrated the big 5-0.
As reported by VIBE, JAY-Z gave out 50 bottles of D’USSÉ “1969 Anniversaire” cognac to his closest friends and family, paying homage to the rapper’s birth year. Unlike most D’USSÉ offerings (of which JAY-Z is part co-owner), this special birthday edition was aged in a single oak barrel, and fans will also be able to buy a bottle sometime in 2020.
As expected, birthday wishes from JAY-Z’s peers and other celebrities started pouring in early, with everyone from Drake to Timbaland celebrating him on social media. Scroll below to see how celebrities celebrated JAY-Z’s 50th-birthday.