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Jay-Z dropped the tea-spilling ‘4:44’ and everyone lost their damn minds

After weeks of hype and speculation, Jay-Z dropped his new album 4:44 last night exclusively on Tidal. 4:44 is the Brooklyn native’s first project in four years and… it’s a lot.

Backed by production from the legendary No I.D., Hov spits some grown man bars about everything from black-owned businesses, to the discontents of throwing money in a strip club, to his personal issues with his own marriage.

On 4:44, Hov spends a lot of time talking about spending your money responsibly and giving back to your own community, he also spills all the tea, dissing Kanye and Eric Benet on “Kill Jay Z.”

While it’s sad to see some of the greats feuding, especially two dudes who did so much great work together, someone had to say something about Kanye one of these days, and who better than the man Ye referred to as his big brother?

Jay-Z also speaks on his infidelity and the near deterioration of his marriage and for most people, that’s the biggest takeaway.

Obviously people were very focused on the drama of 4:44, and for good reasons, but it’s just dope to have Hov back. I’ll be the first to admit that I wasn’t sure what to expect from this album, Jay hasn’t put out the best music of his career lately.

4:44 feels like a return to form for Hov. We’re glad to have him back.

Of course, social media went into near meltdown mode over 4:44, we selected some of the highlights for you to sift through.

People are sick they don’t have Tidal  

Very sick

The shots at Kanye, though!


Hov really philosophizing out here

The younger generations don’t even know

Hov got the documentary bars on “The Story of O.J.”

But was this “male Lemonade“?

Regardless, it’s a must-listen

Poor Eric Benet was just living his life and then…

Benet even responded, but Twitter was not letting him rock

A lot of people came for the tea…

But there was so much more…


We don’t all need that though…

No I.D. one of the GOATS

We do too Ferg, we do too