Jay-Z Releases A Visual For "The Story of O.J"
The world is currently rejoicing over the fact that Jay-Z dropped his 13th studio album, 4:44. Now, he's given fans even more reason to celebrate. Today, he dropped a visual for the second track on his album, "The Story of O.J."
The visual is a black and white and in fact, it brings back a Looney Tunes feeling. The visual focuses on a character named "Jaybo" from the children's book The Story of Little Black Sambo. As the video goes on, the characters are seen playing the piano and just living life. The video ends with a picture of an animated cross.
When Hov spoke to iHeartRadio about the what the song means, he informed them that it was about more of a culture. He said, "'The Story of OJ' is really a song about we as a culture, having a plan, how we're gonna push this forward. We all make money, and then we all lose money, as artists especially. But how, when you have some type of success, to transform that into something bigger."
An insider reported to PageSix that there is in fact an upcoming tour. The insider said, "There is a tour to follow. It was originally planned for summer but has been moved to fall because of the kids. You usually tour within a month or so of the album," which was promoted with mysterious "4:44" signs around town."
4:44 features ten tracks and musical appearances from Damian Marley, Gloria Carter, and Frank Ocean. The album runs for exactly thirty-six minutes. Jay's had a busy month as he was recently inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. With the lyrics that he spit on this album, it makes sense as to why he was rightfully inducted. Take a look at the visual for "The Story of O.J" here.