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GRAMMY’S TAP JAY-Z TO RECEIVE 2018 INDUSTRY ICON AWARD

JAY-Z, similar to many of our faves, had an awesome 2017. He released 4:44, became the first rapper to to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, welcomed new additions to his family, and of course continued his various philanthropic efforts through the Shawn Carter Foundation. As the new year approaches, Hov will be celebrated for all…

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Jay-Z Gives First Interview Since the Release of ‘4:44’

In the first interview since the release of his thirteenth studio album, Jay-Z gives us a glimpse into the thought process that birthed the now platinum 4:44. Hov and the guys of RapRadar discussed everything from the early stages and building ideas with No I.D., to the intention behind 4:44‘s visual shorts. The interview is…

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Lupita Nyong’o Stars in Video for Jay-Z’s James Blake-assisted “MaNyfaCedGod”

Today, Jay-Z drops off the latest visual short story from the still buzz worthy 4:44, this time for bonus track “MaNyfaCedGod.” In the video for the James Blake-assisted cut, actress/real life beauty queen Lupita Nyong’o stars as a voiceless speaker box for Hov’s candid introspection. Humbly transparent lyrics narrate Nyong’o’s poetry in motion before her performance…

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Mahershala Ali and Danny Glover Star in Jay-Z’s “Adnis” Visual

Jay-Z, who has already set the bar extremely high, has shared a new visual for 4:44 bonus track “Adnis.” Originally used in the album’s debut promotional trailer, the full length music video features actors Mahershala Ali and Danny Glover. Ali plays the role of a boxer whose coach, played by Glover, has a spirit-like presence.…

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ICYMI: Jay-Z Offers Cinematic Surrender in “Kill Jay Z” Visual

In a short and to-the-point visual for “Kill Jay Z,” Brooklyn’s finest tapers the 4:44 opener to hit a few marks with intentional focus on the importance of the ego’s surrender. Directors Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz’s approach to the fourth short from Hov’s latest masterpiece is a cinematic nudge that subtly forces our attention…

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Damian Marley Guides Jay-Z’s Exploration of Music’s Origins in “BAM” Visual

Exploring part of music’s genesis, Rap hero Jay-Z heads to the heart of Jamaica in his latest visual for 4:44 stand out cut “BAM.” The Rohan Blair-Mangat-directed video captures the beauty of Jamaican natives, their cities and villages and the heavy influence their culture has had on Rap music. Alongside Reggae artist (and son of…

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Jay-Z Unveils Curatorial Visual for Unguarded Rap Ballad “4:44”

The open-heartedly remorseful title track from Jay-Z‘s latest studio album was already a work of art in audio form. But today “4:44” is doubly deserving of praise as a masterpiece with the release of its visual in the form of a short-film sourced from some of the Internet’s most viral videos including everyone’s favorite clip…

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Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ Reaches Platinum Status in 5 Days

If you have Internet connection or live in New York City where the mysterious ads for 4:44 abound then we’re willing to bet you, like us, have been in a rap utopia with Jay-Z‘s latest. The confessional new album has been analyzed endlessly by fans and journalists alike. Even those without Tidal subscriptions were learning…

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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…

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