19th August 2017
Jay-Z’s “4:44” is already a critical and commercial success.
1. Jay compares himself to Eric Benét.
In the album opener, “Kill Jay-Z,” Jay talks about how his ego has gotten him into trouble. After referencing his famous elevator showdown with Beyoncé’s sister Solange, he compares himself to Eric Benét, the ex-husband of actress Halle Berry.
2. He gets more direct on the title track.
Beyoncé suffered a miscarriage in 2010 or 2011, and this line appears to directly address that. Through the rest of the song, Jay-Z admits that he “sucks at love,” adding:
3. In “Family Feud,” Jay addresses Beyoncé to her face.