JAY-Z was always told that his pen spoke volumes.
His latest album, 4:44, stunned the world, and undeniably empowered the creative mind. Fans of hip-hop/rap have been reticent, as rappers tend to lack the authenticity that is required for its deeply, rooted culture. The hip-hop world has been anticipating music with cultural essence since the creation Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. Being a husband to a phenomenal woman, the father of three children, and an entrepreneurial leader of many businesses, Jay-Z has continued to embark upon a journey that will change the hip-hop game forever.
Jay-Z conceptualized an idea while sleeping and began writing the album at 4:44 in the morning. He is the true definition of an artist.
In the midst of creating 4:44, he has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame by former President Barack Obama. His newly released album will stand as his thirteenth studio album. 4:44 is a modern representation of music produced during the Harlem Renaissance, as he pays homage to Nina Simone and Huey P. Neuton.
An essential element of Jay-Z’s artistry is his ability to reflect real life experiences. He allocates his legacy, marriage, and cultural integrity; however, fans are convinced that his album is the response to Beyonce’s Lemonade.
The album was exclusively released on Tidal.
Jay-Z transcended his life’s negativity into positivity. Not only did he deliver, but he educated his fans. There is something special about 4:44 and Shawn Carter has proved that time is of the essence.