In the wake of Drake‘s semi-new Care Package and other artists releasing their previously released albums to streaming services, Jay-Z has joined the party. The veteran rapper has recently released his iconic debut album to more streaming services through Equity Distribution. Jay’s Reasonable doubt album was formerly exclusive to his platform, TIDAL but he has now expanded its reach to more streaming services. Sadly, the album wasn’t released to Apple Music and Spotify.
This means that the album is now available to streaming services including; YouTube Music Premium, SoundCloud, Google Play Music, Amazon Music, iTunes, iHeartRadio, Napster, Pandora, Tesla, and Slacker.
The rapper did this through Equity Distribution, a platform which assists artists in getting their music to fans on a global scale, allowing them to retain masters ownership. Equity Distribution boasts partnerships with 125 digital service platform across the world. Speaking about the release, Krystian Santini, president of Equity Distribution said;
“Reasonable Doubt is one of the prominent albums in history and we’re thrilled to distribute this classic body of work to music lovers worldwide. This is a landmark milestone for Equity Distribution and we look forward to continuing to expand our platform and collaborate with talented artists from different backgrounds.”
Jay’s Reasonable Doubt was released on June 25, 1996/as his debut studio album by Roc-A-Fella Records and Priority Records. The album debuted on the Billboard 200 at number 23, and as at 2006, had sold 1.5 million copies in the United States alone. It is ranked as one of the greatest rap albums ever by many music publications.
“This album literally saved my life…….. I can’t thank you all enough,” Jay-Z tweeted on Saturday.