Jay-Z Bares His Soul On ‘4:Forty Four’ : Npr

JAY-Z Bares His Soul On ‘4:44’Enlarge this image toggle caption Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for TIDAL Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for TIDALJAY-Z opens his latest album, 4:44, by slaying his own ego.
Why the title 4:44?
Because he woke up at 4:44 a.m. one morning and wrote the album’s title track, he tells iHeartRadio.
But “Kill Jay Z” sets the stage for what becomes his most personal, vulnerable album yet — and arguably one of his best.
As he approaches 50, post-retirement JAY-Z sounds as vital as he ever, while paving the way for the next generation of MCs to age gracefully on the mic.

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