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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 »

JAY-Z Bares His Soul On '4:44' - NPR

JAY-Z, shown performing at Barclays Center of Brooklyn Oct. 20, 2015, has released 4:44, his first album in four years. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for TIDAL hide caption. toggle caption. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for TIDAL. JAY-Z, shown performing ...and more »

Jay-Z's '4:44': A Track-by-Track Guide - RollingStone.com

Jay-Z's '4:44' takes a pro-black stance and addresses intergenerational conflicts in hip-hop. Credit: Theo Wargo/Getty. By Elias Leight, Mosi Reeves, Al Shipley. June 30, 2017. More News. Jay-Z's Mother Comes Out on '4:44' Song 'Smile' Jay-Z Lashes Out ...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 '4:44' References Those Cheating Rumors, and Beyoncé's Beyhive Is Freaking Out About It - Glamour

Well, it finally happened. Jay Z copped to everything that Beyoncé called him out on via her groundbreaking album Lemonade last year. Or, at least, we think it happened. Just before midnight on Thursday, Jay Z dropped 4:44, his first album in four ...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 Complete Guide to Jay-Z's New Album 4:44 - Vulture

Let's get straight to it, shall we? Jay-Z's 13th solo album, 4:44, is here, and yes, it addresses head-on all the betrayal Beyoncé divulged on Lemonade. In ten tracks clocking in at just over 35 minutes, Hov makes short work of releasing his most ...and more »

All the Lyrics in Jay-Z's New Album That Everyone Thinks Are About Beyoncé - Vogue.com

At midnight, Jay-Z's new album 4:44 finally dropped on Tidal. Long rumored to be a follow-up to Beyoncé's Lemonade, Jay-Z's latest does in fact feature a few songs that address his wife's opus on infidelity. And let's just say, Jay-Z's definitely sorry ...and more »

Decoding the lyrics — about cheating, back stabbing, and Kanye — on Jay Z's new album - The Boston Globe

Jay Z's most noted accomplishment might be marrying Beyoncé, but late Thursday night, the rap icon sought to remind the public that there are two — not one — musical geniuses in the Knowles-Carter union. With his new album titled “4:44,” the Brooklyn ...and more »

Jay Z New Album '4:44' Proves Sprint-Tidal Relationship Is A Win (And Serves Tea) - Forbes

Adrienne Gibbs , Contributor Adrienne Samuels Gibbs covers TV, music and film. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Blue Ivy, Jay Z and Beyonce onstage at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. fmpg/MediaPunch/IPX. My ...and more »