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It’s been a quite a couple weeks for the artist formerly known as Jay Z. Now, going by JAY-Z (he’s gone the ALL CAPS route) and decided to bring back the hyphen to his rap moniker.
Along with the new, old name, the recent inductee to the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, also is the baby daddy to twins. TMZ is reporting that Beyonce gave birth over the weekend and the family is still recovering in the hospital.
JAY-Z celebrated (read: timed) that news with the announcement of a new album, entitled 4:44. The iconic rapper’s 13th studio album will be arriving June 30 exclusively on his own TIDAL streaming service.
Although this exclusivity clause has caused a backlash with HOVA fans, artists like JAY-Z have the star power to give zero fucks.
So, if you aren’t a TIDAL subscriber, but are a Sprint customer, you’re eligible for a free six-month trial of Tidal’s premium HiFi service.
For now, you can hear a taste off the new album with a short film teaser of a new track “Adnis” starring Academy Award winners Mahershala Ali and Lupita Nyong’o. Check it out below.
Finally, the new album has sparked rumors of an accompanying fall tour, but for now you can throw up your illuminati hand signs up at JAY-Z’s headlining festival gigs at The Meadows, Austin City Limits and Made in America.