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It seems Jay-Z is once again redefining how digital albums are released. 4:44 is now available on other streaming services outside of Tidal.

Previously 4:44 has been a Tidal exclusive; even giving Sprint users first listen to the Rap icon’s 13th album. Now Apple Music, Google Play, and Amazon Music Unlimited users can now relish in Hov’s latest effort legally. Spotify, not so much.

The world’s leading music streaming outlet, boasting 140 million active users, did not get Jay’s blessing. This should not come as a surprise as he pulled all of his music from Spotify in April without explanation. Many speculate this move was due to the fact that the material is available to both paying and non-paying users thus chipping away at potential artist net profit.

A physical album has also been confirmed; the hard copies will feature three bonus tracks including “Adnis”, “Blue’s Freestyle / We Family” featuring Blue Ivy and “MaNyfaCedGod”.

For those still living in the dial-up struggle, you can peep the visual to “The Story of O.J.” here.

Photo: WENN.com

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