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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'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 »

JAY-Z Admits He Cheated on Beyoncé in Deeply Personal Song: 'I Apologize, Often Womanize – I Don't Deserve You' - PEOPLE.com

Sounds like JAY-Z has dedicated a song off his newly released album 4:44 to his wife and the mother of his three children, Beyoncé. In the fifth track, titled “4:44,” on the rapper's fourteenth studio album and thirteenth solo album, the new father to ...and more »

Beyonce & Jay-Z Twin Names Rumi and Sir Carter ... So It Seems - TMZ.com

Beyonce and Jay-Z's twins' names are a mystery no more -- at least it appears that way. It seems Rumi and Sir Carter are the new additions to the family. We know that because the company run by Bey and Jay that owns the trademarks to their names filed ...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 »

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: 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 »

Jay Z's New Music Video Uses America's Long 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 »

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 »