A good number of people are going to be impressed with the way that the Jay-Z album has addressed the issue of infidelity in his marriage with Beyonce. Just as the hype for the “Lemonade” album has died down Jay-Z has taken it upon himself to bring people up to speed and actually address what was simply innuendo in the “Lemonade” album. The title of the album “4:44” is something that addresses the issue through the title track of the same name. Jay-Z has made it quite clear that he is remorseful about what has happened, and this led to many discussions about what he is talking about as a husband.
On the Tidal website there are additional videos on the “4:44” album that breakdown the lyrics and what he was actually trying to get across in the rhymes for this album. The album has already gone platinum, and the reviews have been good so far. Jay-Z has shown a tremendous amount of growth as a rapper that is closing shop on a career that spans more than 13 platinum albums in a succession of collaborations with some of the top rappers in the industry.
Jay-Z has been able to captivate fans again with the “4:44” album and people are eager to see what he may be able to do next. He has proven that he has made it clear that this is something that he wanted to address because it was something that he was tired of hiding. He was tired of being in a place where there was no talk about what was going on. He was tired of being the artist that was simply hiding in the background while his wife was heated over the affair. Jay-Z wanted to explain what was going on.
One of the biggest complaints that fans may have about the
”4:44 album” is that it is too short. That is really the only thing that most people that have become fans of Jay-Z are saying. They were impressed with his raw and open dialogue through his lyrics, and they wanted to hear more. It was obvious that producer No ID had more to give because he had already created as many as 500 different ideals over the time that he was getting ready to work on the album. He was coming up with different type of concepts and he wanted to embrace a new sound.
Jay-Z decided that he would be open about things that were going on in the marriage, but he also wanted to address issues about race and the never ending battle between black and white. Jay-Z had a lot to talk about, and he wanted to make sure that people heard everything that he was planning to say in a voice that sounded familiar.
That is why he tapped into No ID again and created the soulful sound that he has made popular through with other artists.
It is interesting to see the way this album unfolds because the last full-length album that Jay-Z was a part of was the “Watch the Throne” album with Kanye West. Anyone that is following the career of Kanye West is aware that No ID is his mentor. When most people here the new album without looking at the linear notes they will automatically assume that Kanye may have been on part of the production. No ID has gained a lot of attention because he was the sole producer for this album. The collaboration that he had with Jay-Z would prove to be one of his best today.