Jay-Z Releases His Private And Political Album ‘Four:44’ On Tidal

)Advertisement Continue reading the main story“Financial freedom my only hope,” Jay-Z raps, stressing the importance of investment — in his case, in real estate and art — and once again bringing the conversation back to Tidal.
Simpson that “I’m not black, I’m O.J.” (The song samples “Four Women” by Nina Simone, which tells a story of racism via female characters with differing skin tones.
In keeping with Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s extended turn toward activism, “4:44” looks outward as well as inward.
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Coming in the wake of “Lemonade,” an ambitious multimedia project that was simultaneously Beyoncé’s most personal and most political work to date, “4:44” finds Jay-Z in a similar mode, weaving confessional and biographical songwriting with big-picture perspectives on black life in the United States.

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