Celebrity News: The rapper and producer released a new album loaded with messages, where he apologizes to the artist for deceiving her, talks about his mother’s homosexuality and denounces racial tensions.
Jay-Z’s casual themes made him one of the greatest rappers of all time but, at the head of an economic empire and married to superstar Beyoncé, he had so far kept jealously guarded his private life.
“4:44”, the thirteenth studio album by the rapper born under the name of Shawn Carter, was released exclusively on their own streaming music service Tidal.
In “Kill Jay Z”, the album’s first song, it tells of the fight in an elevator after the 2014 MET gala, when Bey’s sister, Solange, was recorded attacking the rapper to kick. On the same subject, he also refers to Kanye West.
He also says he almost acted as the R & B singer Eric Benet to “let go of the most amazing girl in the world”. Benet divorced actress Halle Berry after acknowledging that he had been unfaithful. Benet responded on Twitter on Friday by writing that his current wife is “the most amazing girl in the world.”
With a certain atmosphere of the gospel, Jay-Z recited a long apology for Beyoncé, who in turn had criticized him for his infidelity on his album “Lemonade” a year ago.
In “Smile,” Jay-Z confirms rumors that her mother is a lesbian and explains how she gave in to drugs to deal with stigma.
He also talks about a difficult childhood in his New York borough of Brooklyn and an absent father. The song begins with Stevie Wonder and ends with a poem by her mother, Gloria Carter.
In “Caught Their Eyes,” the producer raps over Prince and has harsh words for the heirs of the late pop star, who had signed a contract with Tidal just before his death. The song also includes Frank Ocean and was co-written by the R & B singer, while Damian Marley appears in the song “Bam”.