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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 Album 4:44 Has Lyrics That May Be a Response to Beyoncé's Lemonade - E! Online

Is 4:44 a direct response to Lemonade? Many of the lyrics to Jay-Z's tracks on his new album appear to be in response to lines from wife Beyoncé's 2016 smash hit record, which was about love, infidelity and forgiveness. And then there was Becky. She ...and more »

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: 4:44 review – now for his side of the story… - The Guardian

Beyoncé's last album – 2016's Lemonade – provoked a range of reactions. The internet's conspiracy theorists felt its tale of adultery and resolution to be an elaborate hoax, perpetrated to extend the Knowles-Carter family brand. Others reflected that ...and more »

Jay Z – '4:44' Review - NME.com

Jay Z is really, really sorry, and he wants Beyoncé to know about it on a fireworks-filled 13th album. Jay Z likes to bill himself as anything but human. In his eyes, he's hip-hop's holy prophet, a certified billionaire and an innovator. He's compared ...and more »

Jay-Z's Pitch for Generational Wealth - The Atlantic

If you were not a Tidal subscriber or Sprint customer as of June 26, you'll need a new phone plan to play Jay-Z's new album, 4:44, this week. Simply signing up for Tidal, the streaming service co-owned by Jay-Z and a number of other superstar musicians ...and more »

Jay-Z Apologizes for Cheating on New Album 4:44 - Vanity Fair

Just a little over one year after Beyoncé dropped her seminal album Lemonade and the world learned about “Becky with the good hair,” Jay-Z has released his lyrical apology for his cheating via his new album, 4:44. Throughout the album, which dropped on ...and more »

Jay-Z Apologizes to Beyonce for Infidelity in New Song '4:44' - RollingStone.com

Jay-Z apologizes to Beyoncé for his past infidelities and fallacies as a husband in the rapper's brutally honest "4:44," the title track off his just-released new album. Related. Jay-Z's '4:44': A Track-by-Track Guide. Notes on samples, guests and ...and more »

JAY-Z's “4:44” Is An Apology Track To Beyoncé - The FADER

The title track off of JAY-Z's new album 4:44 is JAY-Z's public apology to Beyoncé for past indiscretions in their relationship. On the track, which features vocals from gospel singer Kim Burrell, JAY-Z comes out and immediately admits to his ...and more »

Jay Z appears to address Beyonce cheating allegations on new album 4:44 - Sky News

The rapper seems to apologise to Beyonce, his wife of nearly 10 years, with personal lyrics addressing family, shame and regret. 15:44, UK, Friday 30 June 2017. Beyonce emerged from the audience in red sequins with Jay Z and sister Solange.and more »