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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 apologizes to Beyoncé on new album - New York Post

Jay-Z dropped his long-awaited new album, “4:44,” exclusively through TIDAL on Friday. His first since 2013's “Magna Carta, Holy Grail,” it's a 10-track mini-odyssey of introspection and newfound maturity, which frequently addresses his emotional ...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 »

Beyoncé Was Even More Involved in Jay-Z's 4:44 Than You Think - Vulture

With Jay-Z aging gracefully on his newest album, 4:44, listeners might've been surprised (or not) to learn that the rapper directly addressed Beyoncé's Lemonade numerous times, confirming that he was, indeed, up to some lying and philandering while ...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 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 »

'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 »