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JAY-Z marked his 50th birthday with a very special gift for his fans. The hip-hop legend and owner of streaming platform TIDAL has restored his entire music catalogue to Spotify.

In 2017, JAY-Z pulled his discography from Spotify and Apple Music and made them exclusive to TIDAL. Since then, the only JAY works fans were able to stream outside of TIDAL were Reasonable Doubt, In My Lifetime, Vol. 1Vol. 2…Hard Knock Life and Collision Course, his 2004 album with Linkin Park.

Now fans can once again stream classic compilations like The Black Album, Watch The Throne and Kingdom Come on Spotify. The streamer made the announcement on Twitter today, writing “Happy birthday, Hov. Welcome back to Spotify.”

It remains to be established if the move to restore JAY’s discography is permanent or whether the records will be removed again at a later date.

On this week’s episode of The Dropcast, we are joined by Chef JJ Johnson to hear about what he’s got cooking. The James Beard Award-winning chef specializes in his signature pan-African cuisine, which he brought into popularity during his residency at New York’s Chefs Club. Listen below.

Words by Sarah Osei
Staff Writer