The streaming wars between Spotify, Apple Music, TIDAL and others has been a major point of contention in the music world over the past 18 months, with major artists opting to release their content exclusively to the highest bidder. Drake scored a multi-million deal with Apple Music in 2015, just months after Jay Z became the head of TIDAL along with other artists. Kanye West, who also owns a stake of the streaming service, released his highly anticipated The Life of Pablo album on TIDAL exclusively and it will not be available on any other platforms.
Today, HotNewHipHop has revealed that Jay Z’s classic Blueprint trilogy consisting of The Blueprint, The Blueprint 2, and The Blueprint 3 has been removed from Spotify. Though a good majority of the music in the trilogy is still available on Spotify via other compilation projects, this might have been just another shrewd business move on the part of Jay Z, whose Blueprint series is considered one of the hallmarks of his entire catalog.