Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ and “The Story of O.J.” Visual Now Streaming on Tidal

This year has promised a lot musically but one album in particular has caused major anxiousness since the moment its mysterious promo began. Rap icon Jay-Z‘s 13th studio album 4:44 is now streaming on Tidal and it’s blowing everyone’s minds. Politics, introspection and honest remorse collide as real life storytelling unfolds over sublime production and expertly crafted samples. From the penitence of “4:44” to the maturity of “Smile” and the cocky swag of “Family Feud,” Jay-Z leaves no stone unturned showing an unparalleled versatility that doesn’t in any way harm his consistency. And in addition to Hov generously dropping gems in “Legacy,” he emptied his conscious with more moments of clarity in “Kill Jay Z” and made sure to balance out his wisdom by spewing raw facts in “The Story of O.J.,” the cut for 4:44‘s lead visual.

Not that anything less is expected from the first rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, but all ten tracks are flawless from start to finish and the Brooklyn-bred legend’s black and white, animated “The Story of O.J.” visual is not only brilliant, but thought-provokingly symbolic. A memoir in music form, 4:44 is currently available for streaming exclusively via Tidal below.

 

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