Well, the world was shocked when Beyoncé aired all the Carter’s dirty laundry in her “Lemonade” album. Now, it appears that Jay-Z is following suit with his release of his 13th studio album entitled “4:44”. In the album Jay discusses his infidelity, the infamous elevator fiasco with Solange, and he even takes shots at Kanye.
The album starts off with Jay taking shots at Kayne. If you remember, during one of Kanye’s many rants he took shots at Jay while on his Saint Pablo Tour.
“You dropped outta school, you lost your principles
I know people backstab you, I feel bad too
But this fuck everybody attitude ain’t natural
But you got hurt because you did cool by ‘Ye
You gave him 20 million without thinkin’
He gave you 20 minutes on stage, fuck was he thinkin’?
“Fuck wrong with everybody?” is what you sayin’
But if everybody’s crazy, you’re the one that’s insane”
In “Kill Jay-Z”, Jay talks about his infidelity and the elevator tussle with Beyoncé’s younger sister Solange.
“You egged Solange on
Knowin’ all along, all you had to say you was wrong
You almost went Eric Benèt
Let the baddest girl in the world get away
I don’t even know what else to say
Nigga, never go Eric Benèt
I don’t even know what you woulda done”
Jay also decided to talk about his 15 year relationship with Beyoncé in his title track. He also mentions the now born twins.
“Look, I apologize, often womanize
Took for my child to be born
See through a woman’s eyes
Took for these natural twins to believe in miracles
Took me too long for this song
I don’t deserve you, I harass you out in Paris
Please come back to Rome, you make it home
We talked for hours when you were on tour
Please pick up the phone, pick up the phone
Said don’t embarrass me instead of be mine
That was my proposal for us to go steady
That was your 21st birthday, you mature faster than me
I wasn’t ready, so I apologize
I’ve seen the innocence leave your eyes
I still mourn this death, I apologize for all the stillborns
‘Cause I wasn’t pressing, your body wouldn’t accept it
I apologize to all the woman whom I
Toyed with you emotions because I was emotionless
I apologize ‘cause at your best you are love”
The “4:44” album also has collaborations with Frank Ocean, Kim Burrell, Damian Marley, and Beyoncé. You can check out the album exclusively on Tidal.
By Ronda Brooks