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Jay Z announces release date for ‘4:44’

It was a big weekend for Jay Z.


Audra Schroeder


Published Jun 19, 2017   Updated May 23, 2021, 2:39 am CDT

For the second time in his career, Jay Z’s releasing a new album in partnership with a mobile provider.

The album, 4:44, will be released on June 30 as a Tidal exclusive and will be available to new and existing Sprint customers. Late Sunday night, Tidal tweeted out the news.

Jay Z, who reportedly welcomed twins this weekend, has not released an album since 2013. But the title 4:44 has been thoroughly dissected online, with some hinting that it will be a concept album or collaboration with Beyoncé. Another clip posted on Sunday features Mahershala Ali and Danny Glover, and audio from a potential new song.

Jay Z also recently announced he’s taking on the bail industry. Tidal and Sprint’s partnership will support 1Million Project, which aims to give low-income high school students without internet access the means to close the “homework gap.”

H/T Variety 

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*First Published: Jun 19, 2017, 11:00 am CDT