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Jay-Z Revels in the Catharsis of Confession on '4:44' - New York Times

When rapper self-mythologizing was in its infancy, Jay-Z was its most faithful student. He absorbed the art of the boast, and built on that to create one of pop's most fascinating characters: the street-corner hustler turned multimillionaire, slick and ...and more »

'I Don't Deserve You': Jay Z Admits Infidelity On New Album 4:44 - Latin Post

After media has spent most of this morning doing an extensive analysis of each song released in 4:44 Jay Z new album, we broke down the most important rumor you should know: he probably cheated Beyoncé. Most of the action happens on the 5th track in a ...and more »

The affair, the twins, his mother's coming out: Jay-Z's '4:44' makes news as it reveals beautiful truths - Los Angeles Times

He didn't tweet. He didn't post on Instagram. And he certainly didn't spill his guts to a dude with a camera from TMZ. So where did Jay-Z turn when the fiercely private but closely watched rapper was finally ready to make some announcements? Get this ...and more »

Jay-Z's new album '4:44': Here's everything you need to know - Washington Post

It's been quite a month for the Carters. Just a couple of weeks after Beyoncé reportedly gave birth to twins — though the family has yet to release an official statement — Jay-Z dropped his 13th solo album. “4:44” debuted Thursday night at midnight ...and more »

Have Beyonce and Jay-Z revealed the names of their twins? - Sky News

The A-list couple file copyright applications identical to the one they sent after the birth of their first child, Blue Ivy. 05:18, UK, Sunday 02 July 2017. Beyonce and Rapper, Jay-Z attend the Oklahoma City Thunder game against the Los. Image: Beyonce ...and more »

Jay-Z: 4:44 review – a bracingly honest but conservative confessional - The Guardian

Back in the 80s and 90s, rap albums just got released. No matter how big the artist, it was simply another album, and rarely a cultural event that had people up in the night, waiting to analyse every lyric. How Jay-Z must wish it were 1996 now, the ...and more »

Premature Evaluation: JAY-Z 4:44 - Stereogum

“I dumbed down for the audience to double my dollars.” That was Jay-Z 14 years ago, just before his fake retirement. At the time, it was a remarkable admission. Jay was, if not the best rapper working at the time, at least top three. And here he was ...and more »

Jay Z's New Music Video Uses America's History of Racist Cartoons to Deliver a Haunting Message - Slate Magazine (blog)

With her visual album Lemonade, Beyoncé sampled and recontextualized centuries' worth of imagery of black women. Now, with his new video for “The Story of O.J.,” released shortly after his new album 4:44 early this morning, Mr. Carter is taking on a ...and more »

Where to stream Jay-Z's 4:44 (if you don't already have a Tidal subscription) - Vox

Jay-Z just released his new album, 4:44, and with it, he seems to have confirmed everything Beyoncé implied about him on last year's Lemonade: He almost definitely cheated on her. So maybe you can't normally justify a Tidal subscription, but this is ...and more »

Jay-Z Releases His Personal and Political Album '4:44' on Tidal - New York Times

Jay-Z is back, and he is vulnerable. But for now, his secrets are exclusive to Tidal. This veteran Brooklyn rapper, 47, ended weeks of speculation near midnight on Thursday, releasing “4:44,” his 13th studio album, as a digital exclusive on that ...and more »