Jay Z to Drop New Album, 4:44, on June 30

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It’s been a busy month for Jay Z. The rapper and businessman recently welcomed twins with his wife, Beyoncé; he was recently inducted into the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame; and in an essay on Father’s Day, he tackled the “exploitative” U.S. bail industry. And now, after a bit of teasing, the rapper has just dropped the release date for his latest album, 4:44.


Early Monday morning, Tidal tweeted out that the album would be available on June 30, exclusively on the streaming website (because of course), and also for Sprint customers.

According to Pitchfork, the film of the same name accompanying the album, which stars Mahershala Ali, Lupita Nyong’o and Danny Glover, will also be released on the same date, although it is not fully clear whether 4:44 will be a visual album like Beyoncé’s Lemonade or just a companion piece.

In preparation for the album drop, a snippet of a new track, “Adnis,” was also shared late Sunday night.


Well, if there’s one thing Hov knows how to do, it’s hustle. So who’s gonna cop Tidal (if you don’t already have it) for the album drop? Unless you really want to switch to Sprint but [redacted].

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