Written by Travis Martin
Jay-Z, one of the biggest musicians, entrepreneurs and role models in the game, has officially announced his next studio album 4:44, which will be released on 30th June.
The announcement has not come as a complete surprise to fans with the 4:44 billboards popping up in New York and then eventually in LA too. Jay-Z and tidal bought out a bunch of ads on prominent music sites too which just fuelled more rumours, which we now know to be very much true.
Hov dropped a trailer for the album which features Mahershala Ali and Danny Glover and has a snipped of Adnis over the top which is rumoured to be one of the opening tracks of the new album.
It seems that Jay-Z and Tidal built a solid relationship with Sprint, meaning that not only will be the album be exclusive to Tidal, all Sprint customers will get 6 months of Tidal free.
Former President Barack Obama put Hip-Hop legend Shawn Carter a.k.a Jay Z into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, championing an unlikely friendship that blossomed between the pair.
Jay Z, Shawn Corey Carter, was born in New York City on 4th December, 1969. He grew up in the heart of the drug infested Brooklyn with no father, which Obama once admired that they both have reached this level of success without the figure of a father in their lives. As a teenager Shawn Carter was dealing with drugs and gun violence where he sought to turn to rap as an escape from that type of environment.
Jay ‘s most notable career moments are his founding of his own record label, Roc-a-Fella Records, in 1996. The artist also became president of Def Jam’ creating starts like Rhianna and supporting Kanye West. Over his career, Jay Z has won several Grammy nominations and consistently proves why Barack Obama is right to make him the first rapper to become inducted into The Hall of Fame.
Jay Z is the first Hip Hop artist to ever be given the such luxury of being inducted in the Hall of Fame. Obama commented that “I’m pretty sure I’m still the only President to listen to Jay Z’s music in the Oval Office.”