June 30, 2017
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Jay-Z‘s new ‘4:44’ album dropped at midnight on Friday and already has the Beyhive buzzing!


In an exclusive interview with iHeartRadio’s ‘The Beat’, he said that ‘4:44’ is the best song he’s ever written. And while many are out there trying to come up with wild explanations for the title, Jay-Z simply explained that it refers to the time he woke up to write it.

“4:44 is a song that I wrote, and it’s the crux of the album, just right in the middle of the album. And I woke up, literally, at 4:44 in the morning, 4:44 AM, to write this song. So it became the title of the album and everything. It’s the title track because it’s such a powerful song, and I just believe one of the best songs I’ve ever written.”

But it’s not just the title of the song that has left fans shocked, it is the lyrics. Could this track be a response to Beyonce’s “Lemonade”?


“I apologize often womanize / Took for my child to be born / See through a woman’s eyes / Took for these natural twins to believe in miracles / Took me too long for this song / I don’t deserve you.” 


In this song, Jay-Z admits to cheating and name drops daughter Blue and his newborn twins, in which he expresses regret for his wrong actions. He also blames himself for the miscarriage Bey suffered in 2011.

“And if my children knew, I don’t even know what I would do / If they ain’t look at me the same / I would probably die with all the shame / ‘You did what with who?’ / What good is a ménage à trois when you have a soulmate? / ‘You risked that for Blue?’ 

 “I still mourn this death, I apologize for all the stillborns / ‘Cause I wasn’t present, your body wouldn’t accept it.”


In the album’s song ‘Kill Jay Z’, he also refers to his infamous altercation with Beyonce’s sister Solange in the elevator at the Met Gala. He admitted that the whole thing could’ve been avoided if he had just been honest.

Finally in his song ‘Family Feud,’ he mentions ‘Becky With The Good Hair’ and makes a reference to the film ‘The Godfather.

“Yeah, I’ll f— up a good thing if you let me / Let me alone, Becky / A man that don’t take care of his family can’t be rich / I’ll watch ‘Godfather,’ I missed that whole sh**.”


‘4:44’ is Jay-Z’s first album in 4 years and is now available on Tidal.



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