Jay-Z To Fans: Please Steal My Music

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

iTunes buyers who want to purchase Jay-Z's newest album, the soundtrack to the American Gangster movie, are out of luck. That's because the rapper insists that fans buy the entire album, not individual tracks, and Apple's (AAPL) online store won't allow that.

Jay-Z's not the first artist to stay off of iTunes because of an album vs. tracks dispute (other notable holdouts include Radiohead). But is the first time he's had a problem with it: You can buy much of his earlier music, track by track, on iTunes today. What gives?

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