Album Review: Jay-Z - 4:44 (10/10)

In a league of his own, Jay-Z proves to be the Grandmaster on the hip-hop chess board. His 4:44 is 10 tracks, concise and direct, where Jay delivers a long-awaited opus which soulfully touches on personal valleys and peaks a well as issues in society and culture. Every song serves a purpose, from “The Story of OJ” where Jay urges urbanites to become wise business owners, to the track “Smile” which is about gratitude and having an encouraging attitude. Thirteen No. 1 albums deep, Jay-Z shows no sign of weakness nor loss of momentum. Not only does he continue to raise the bar in rap, but his marketing strategy has equally proven to be complimentary.

Released by: Roc Nation

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