JAY-Z dropped his new album ‘4:44,’ and he gives us more details about what really went down with ‘Becky!’ LISTEN to him take on ‘Lemonade.’
Fans first suspected that JAY was up to something when “4:44” appeared one day on billboards in both Los Angeles and New York City. On Father’s Day, June 18, a trailer was released featuring the song “Adnis” (named after JAY’s father, Adnis Reeves) and confirmed that “4:44” was a reference to his new project. Pretty cool! We also knew that past JAY collaborator No I.D. was producing the record, so it was bound to be gold. Still, that’s not a lot of intel, and we applaud JAY for keeping it all under wraps — not so easy to do in this day and age!
Of course, if there’s anything the Internet loves, it’s a mystery. Theories as to the significance behind the 4:44 title popped up faster than people asking, “Who really is ‘Becky with the good hair?’” The number 4 is an interesting choice, considering that JAY has released The Blueprint, The Blueprint 2 and The Blueprint 3. Why not call this The Blueprint 4? Perhaps it’s because the number 4 has a deeper significance to Hova, according to People. Both he and Beyonce were born on the 4th (his birthday is in December where she was born in September.) The hip-hop power couple was married on April 4, 2008 – yes, on 4/4. They have matching “IV” tattoos, which also can stand for their first-born child, Blue Ivy Carter, 5. The Beyhive is going to be buzzing over this new album, especially if it’s the long-rumored response to Bey’s epic opus, Lemonade.
Anyway, you can listen to 4:44 above. HollywoodLifers, which track on JAY-Z’s album is your favorite? Listen and let us know!