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JAY-Z Extends Chart Records With 14th #1 Album 4:44

JAY-Z collects his 14th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his latest release, 4:44, debuts atop the tally. According to Nielsen Music,…
Keith Caulfield / Billboard | July 16, 2017 - 3:54 pm

JAY-Z – “Bam” (Feat. Damian Marley) Video

Last month, JAY-Z released his new album, 4:44, and we've gotten a couple of videos for tracks from it since then, from the animated satire…
James Rettig | July 14, 2017 - 5:16 pm

JAY-Z Announces 4:44 Tour

JAY-Z's new album 4:44 did not seem like the sort of album that would serve as an excuse to launch a tour. For one thing,…
Tom Breihan | July 10, 2017 - 10:29 am

JAY-Z – “4:44″ Video

A week ago, JAY-Z released his vulnerable, expressive new album 4:44 and his rich, incisive video for "The Story Of O.J." Today, he's shared another…
Tom Breihan | July 7, 2017 - 5:13 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

It was a short week but we got a lot done here at the 'gum. We published an extensive, career-spanning cover story on Ted Leo,…
Stereogum | July 7, 2017 - 4:47 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This is one of those weeks so stuffed with good music videos that I felt bad limiting the list to just five. So please allow…
Tom Breihan | July 7, 2017 - 1:09 pm

Hear Blue Ivy Rap On JAY-Z’s 4:44 Bonus Track “Blue’s Freestyle / We Family”

Last Friday, JAY-Z released 4:44, a short and personal new album that stands as JAY's best work in over a decade. The album, at least…
Tom Breihan | July 7, 2017 - 9:50 am

JAY-Z’s 4:44 Now Streaming On Apple Music Too

JAY-Z is now baring his soul to a lot more people. At first, JAY's intensely personal new album 4:44 was only available to stream for
Peter Helman | July 7, 2017 - 12:02 am

Kanye West Parts Ways With Tidal

Update 7/6/17 at 12:00 PM EST: A source close to Kanye West has confirmed that Tidal's exclusivity rights have been terminated based on what is…
Andy Gensler / Billboard | July 6, 2017 - 2:00 pm

While JAY-Z’s 4:44 Hasn’t Sold A Single Copy It Is Somehow Already Platinum

This past Friday, JAY-Z released his shockingly personal and intimate new album 4:44. It's a great album, but people tended to have one big complaint…
Tom Breihan | July 5, 2017 - 10:31 am

Watch JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar, & Will Smith Discuss Racism In New 4:44 Video

JAY-Z just released his soulful new album 4:44, and now he's shared a new clip to accompany the animated music video for "The Story Of
Peter Helman | July 3, 2017 - 7:34 pm

Kanye West Reportedly Leaves Tidal Over Financial Dispute

UPDATE: A source close to Kanye West has confirmed that Tidal’s exclusivity rights have been terminated based on what is alleged to be Tidal’s failure…
Peter Helman | July 2, 2017 - 11:17 am

JAY-Z Producer No I.D. Teases 4:44 B-Sides Featuring James Blake

JAY-Z worked with a single producer on his soul-baring new album 4:44. That producer is No I.D., also known for his work with Common, Kanye…
Peter Helman | July 1, 2017 - 1:09 pm

Looks Like Beyoncé And JAY-Z’s Twins Are Named Rumi And Sir

We know that Beyoncé and JAY-Z welcomed twins into the world recently, but tabloids have been thirsting to figure out much else. Today, TMZ reports…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 30, 2017 - 4:09 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: JAY-Z 4:44

"I dumbed down for the audience to double my dollars." That was Jay-Z 14 years ago, just before his fake retirement. At the time, it…
Tom Breihan | June 30, 2017 - 3:25 pm
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