Jay Z Pulls Reasonable Doubt Off Spotify
Reasonable Doubt, Jay Z’s all-time classic debut album, has been removed from Spotify. Jay’s camp hasn’t provided official word as to why the record was removed, but given that it disappeared from Spotify just a week after Jay and his famous friends relaunched Tidal, it seems like he might be trying to force his fans to subscribe to his new pet project. If that’s the case, blah. Jay has every right to withhold his music from whichever streaming service he likes, but I hate the idea of the streaming wars devolving into a fragmented library across multiple platforms. Read our essay about why we’re skeptical of Tidal here.