"4:44" Banners Spark Jay Z Album Rumors
Jay Z might be blessing his fans with a new project.
After Swizz Beatz posted on his Instagram, an "Album ModeZone" post, it had fans speculating when they could hear the next possible LP from Hov himself. According to RapUp, as of recently, "4:44" banners have been appearing in New York City and online. When excited fans looked into it, some claimed that it linked back to TIDAL, for a song or album called, "Superhero." This would be the rapper's first album in four years.
The number four has always played a significant role in the rapper's life. His birthday, Beyoncé's birthday, and his mother-in-law's birthday, all land on the fourth of different months. His daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, is rumored to have been named after that number as well.
In 2013 when Mr.Carter dropped his most recent LP, Magna Carta Holy Grail, many claimed that it wasn't his best work. RollingStone stated that Jay-Z is running out of things to make music about. "Jay-Z has been telling us about himself since 1996. He retired, then unretired, and that was four albums ago. Maybe he's starting to run out of things to say - or maybe, absent a foil like Kanye West on 2011's superb Watch the Throne or Kendrick Lamar on this year's "B*tch, Don't Kill My Vibe" remix, he can't find the energy to push himself creatively."
Last year, the soon to be father of twins was also rumored to be working on a joint album with his wife Beyoncé. Detail, a producer who worked on their song "Drunk In Love" said to Billboard, "Me and Beyoncé and Jay Z are actually doing something together this year. When you think of Jay and Bey together, you think 'album.' You should already know."