Jay Z Confirms New Album '4:44'
Good things come to those who wait, and Jay Z's actions have his fans believing so. After countless rumors of '4:44' banners leading to a movie or album, Hov confirmed he is releasing an LP. The album will be released on June 30th through Tidal. This is the rapper's first album since his 2013 release, Magna Carta..Holy Grail.
Jay Z, who welcomed twins this week, released a clip from the 4:44 film which premiered on Father's Day night (June 18). During the clip, a snippet of Jay Z's new track can be heard, "Adnis." The lyrics are:
"Letter to my dad that I never wrote. Speeches I prepared that I never spoke. Words on a paper that I never read, proses never penned, they stayed in my head."
Damien Marley told Billboard that he was in the studio with Hov. He said, "We did some work in the studio recently and he wanted to come to Jamaica to get a tour of the place. He's been to Jamaica before, but never Kingston. So he wanted to come down to Kingston and asked us if we could have been there to show him around and give him a tour musically, in terms of our history in Kingston."
He also admitted to working on other stuff with the Magna Carta Holy Grail artist. Marley said, "Well, I did some work with him for some stuff that he's working on. I'm not really sure of the details of his project in that sense, but we worked on some music together. I've been a fan of his music since he came out. We've never done any musical work together. So that was a joy to finally work together musically."
Vic Mensa and Damian Marley are not the only ones who have confirmed working with Jay Z. Swizz Beatz previously uploaded a photo to Instagram of him and the "On To The Next One" rapper where he captioned, "Album ModeZone."
Let the Hov Hive rejoice and patiently wait for June 30th!