Jay-Z’s ‘Blueprint’ Albums Are Back on Apple Music
Jay-Z’s ‘Blueprint’ Albums Are Back on Apple Music: Last night (May 22), fans who had not made the switch to Tidal rejoiced when they discovered The Blueprint 1, 2 and 3 are all available for streaming on Apple Music. Since relaunching Tidal in 2015, Jay kept his extensive solo catalog in-house and prevented any other competing streaming service like Apple Music, Spotify and others from playing his music– until now.
“Jay Z put blueprint 1 and 3 on Apple Music today is definitely gonna be a good day,” one Twitter user said.
The Brooklyn native has managed to keep his discography away from the competition ever since Hov removed Reasonable Doubt from Spotify in 2015. Two years later, the Roc Nation CEO removed his catalog from all streaming services except Tidal in 2017. Even though Sprint bought 33 percent stake in Tidal that same year, it seems as though Hov’s Blueprint album series is no longer exclusive to his ground-breaking music streaming service.
Now that a majority of Hov’s catalog is available on Apple Music, the only Jay-Z album that remains exclusive to Tidal is Reasonable Doubt. Unfortunately, Spotify does not have any of his albums. As of this report, Jay-Z nor his Roc Nation team has commented on the Blueprint albums on Apple Music.
See reactions of fans below;
When I found out Jay z put The Blueprint on Apple Music pic.twitter.com/mwWeWutHK7
— Dre Curry (@ADOTBRITO) May 22, 2019
— Amil🦂🏁 (@j_amil222) May 22, 2019
Apple done messed around and put Jay Z’s the blueprint trilogy back up. It’s a holiday fasho lol
— Shawn. (@shawnbrummett) May 23, 2019
I can finally listen to the blueprint again on Apple Music about time jay z stopped being difficult bc I wasn’t signing up for tidal 😂
— Koonce (@KO0nce) May 23, 2019