This week, keen eyes noticed that Jay Z's three The Blueprint albums can no longer be found on Spotify, Apple Music, or Google Play. These are popular records: each volume of The Blueprint spawned at least two crossover hits. Unsurprisingly, the full albums are still available via Jay's own platform, Tidal.
"Jay Z's Blueprint albums have not been available on any streaming service except Tidal for a few months now," a Spotify spokesperson told Pitchfork. "We hope he brings them back soon so that his millions of fans on Spotify can enjoy them again."