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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 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'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 »

Jay-Z Breaks Down All the Songs on New Album '4:44' - Hollywood Reporter

While the internet freaked out over the release of Jay-Z's 13th studio album, 4:44, the legendary MC went on iHeartRadio Thursday night to break down the stories behind the 10 deeply personal tracks on the Sprint/Tidal exclusive release. As the album ...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 »

Here's how you can stream Jay-Z's new album, '4:44' - Business Insider

Jay-Z's album "4:44," released Thursday, is available now as an exclusive release on his streaming service, Tidal, but it may be coming to other services sooner than expected. Sources have told Variety that the album will be available on Apple Music ...and more »

Here are all the moments Jay-Z apologized to Beyoncé for his infidelity on his new album - Business Insider

Jay-Z's new album, "4:44," is an immensely personal and revealing work from the 47-year-old rapper. Over the course of the 10-track, Tidal-exclusive LP, Jay confronts the turbulence of his relationship with Beyoncé. They were married in 2008 after ...and more »

The strange and ingenious evolution of JAY-Z's approach to selling albums - Business Insider

When JAY-Z made that famous boast on a Kanye West song in 2005, he was in the midst of his "retirement" from rapping and had shifted his focus to the strictly corporate side of music and popular culture. In his three-year hiatus from music after the ...and more »

Today in Entertainment: Beyoncé and Jay Z appear to have named their twins; Comic-Con will stay in San Diego ... - Los Angeles Times

Beyoncé and Jay Z appear to have named their twins — or at least the company that trademarked Blue Ivy Carter's name has applied to trademark "Rumi Carter" and "Sir Carter," so that's a pretty big clue. The applications were filed Monday on behalf of ...and more »