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.
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“Purple Rain” could have easily become a disaster with the addition of unreleased tracks. Prince may have certainly had his reason for creating a “Purple Rain” soundtrack that only had 9 songs. He did not have a desire to officially release all of the songs that he originally created. Prince would work extensively with the director of the film in order to condense the number of songs that were contained in the film. He would also put a limit to the number of songs that were actually part of the soundtrack.
“Purple Rain” has become a very interesting film over the years because it has spoken to so many generations. This is the type of movie that has been deemed timeless, and people are going to be impressed with the unreleased tracks that have been put in place for this expanded edition.
There are a lot of people that are interested in what he did over the years. So many people have been able to listen to this collection and totally get taken back to in a the era of Prince during this 1984 music explosion. He was definitely on top of his game at that time, and anyone that was a fan of the movie would definitely be interested in hearing more of the songs that have never been available for the public.
Prince was definitely someone that had a habit of hiding some of the tracks that he created. He wanted a vault environment where he could handpick tracks that he might release at any time. He was totally changing his style, and people actually wanted more of the music from this “Purple Rain” era. That is why the expanded edition is such an exciting addition to the Prince music collection.
Everyone was shocked by the death of Prince, and it seems like there was a definite hole in the sole of fans that were longing for more Prince music. It was a travesty that he died so suddenly because everyone knew that he still had a lot of music in him. “Purple Rain” is the biggest success from the mind of Prince Rodger Nelson. He would prove to be a prolific singer, songwriter, dancer and musician that would make a very bad habit of stockpiling tracks.
There are a ton of fans that may have wanted to hear many of the old school tracks that he may have kept to himself, but he was always a very private person that only believed in giving fans a fraction of what he created. The
“Purple Rain” era was no different. For this album he did what was considered a standard in 1984 by releasing 9 tracks for the original score to the movie. Michael Jackson would have a comparable nine-track album for “Thriller” as well.
The death of Prince would prompt an interesting reopening of the vault. It would allow fans to gain access to the new Prince unreleased tracks that would play a great role in reviving many tracks that may have never been accessible before. There is a lot of praise for this re-release of “Purple Rain” that has bonus tracks that were featured in the movie but never officially released anywhere. There are also tracks that have never been heard anywhere else outside of spontaneous concerts and bootleg albums.
The expanded “Purple Rain” collection shows a side of Prince that is reminiscent of the Purple Rain era. Fans are quite pleased with these high-energy tracks that give them a little bit more of the hit maker during this era.