Though initially a TIDAL exclusive, it seems Jay-Z’s new album 4:44 will be coming to other platforms sooner than we think.
According to Billboard sources, the project, Jay-Z’s 13th studio outing, will arrive on iTunes and Apple Music this coming Friday, 7th July following the closure of Sprint and TIDAL’s exclusivity window.
Billboard’s source has also revealed that a physical release (likely both CD and vinyl, to align with the latter format’s resurgence), is also on the cards too, though a date for that is still yet to be confirmed.
Fans are already making their own minds up about the 10-track 4:44, with topics rumoured to cover Jay’s infamous ‘elavator fight’ with Solange back in 2014. In Kill Jay Z, Jigga says (supposedly to Beyonce) “You egged Solange on, knowin’ all along all you had to say you was wrong / You almost went Eric Benét, let the baddest girl in the world get away / I didn’t even know what else to say. Never go Eric Benét / I don’t even know what you woulda done, in the future, other playing football with your son.” Elsewhere on the same track, Jay fires back to Kanye West, saying “You gave him 20 million without thinking/He gave you 20 minutes on stage, was he thinking?/wrong with everybody?’ is what you sayin’, But if everybody’s crazy, you’re the one that’s insane.”
**UPDATE: Amazon have started preorders for the physical CD, out 7th July – hit the link below to reserve: