Jay-Z 4:44

4:44

Jay-Z

Released on July 7, 2017 by Universal Music

Main artist: Jay-Z

Genre: Rap

Distinctions: Pitchfork: Best New Music (July 2017)

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Album : 1 disk - 10 tracks Total length : 00:36:09

  1. 1 Kill Jay Z

    Shawn Carter, Composer, Author - Jimmy Douglass, Mixer - Jay-Z, MainArtist - No ID, Producer - Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton, Recording Engineer - Alan Parsons, Composer, Author - No I.D., Composer, Author - Eric Woolfson, Composer, Author - Chrysalis Music, MusicPublisher - WB Music Corp., MusicPublisher - Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc., MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 2017 S. Carter Enterprises, LLC.

  2. 2 The Story of O.J.

    Shawn Carter, Composer, Author - Jimmy Douglass, Mixer - Dion Wilson, Composer, Author - Jay-Z, Co-Producer, MainArtist - Steve Wyreman, Guitar, Keyboards, Piano, Bass, Celesta - No ID, Producer - Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton, Recording Engineer - Nina Simone, Composer, Author - Gene Redd, Composer, Author - Jimmy Crosby, Composer, Author Copyright : ℗ 2017 S. Carter Enterprises, LLC.

  3. 3 Smile

    Shawn Carter, Composer, Author - Jimmy Douglass, Mixer - Dion Wilson, Composer, Author - Jay-Z, Co-Producer, MainArtist - Stevie Wonder, Composer, Author - No ID, Producer - Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton, Recording Engineer - Gloria Carter, FeaturedArtist Copyright : ℗ 2017 S. Carter Enterprises, LLC.

  4. 4 Caught Their Eyes

    Shawn Carter, Composer, Author - Jimmy Douglass, Mixer - Randy Newman, Composer, Author - Jay-Z, Co-Producer, MainArtist - No ID, Producer - Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton, Recording Engineer - No I.D., Composer, Author - Frank Ocean, FeaturedArtist - BUG MUSIC, MusicPublisher - Chrysalis Music, MusicPublisher - WB Music Corp., MusicPublisher - Lonnie Breaux, Composer, Author - Universal Tunes, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 2017 S. Carter Enterprises, LLC.

  5. 5 4:44

    Shawn Carter, Composer, Author - Jimmy Douglass, Mixer - James Fauntleroy, Producer - Jay-Z, MainArtist - Kim Burrell, Additional Vocals - No ID, Producer - Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton, Recording Engineer - No I.D., Composer, Author - Chrysalis Music, MusicPublisher - WB Music Corp., MusicPublisher - Defend Music, Inc., MusicPublisher - Kanan Keeney, Composer, Author Copyright : ℗ 2017 S. Carter Enterprises, LLC.

  6. 6 Family Feud

    Shawn Carter, Composer, Author - Jimmy Douglass, Mixer - Beyoncé Knowles, Composer, Author - Dion Wilson, Composer, Author - Jay-Z, MainArtist - No ID, Producer - Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton, Recording Engineer - Beyonce, FeaturedArtist - Stuart White, Recording Engineer - Elbernita Clark, Composer, Author Copyright : ℗ 2017 S. Carter Enterprises, LLC.

  7. 7 Bam

    Shawn Carter, Composer, Author - Jimmy Douglass, Mixer - Roger Lewis, Composer, Author - Dion Wilson, Composer, Author - Winston Riley, Composer, Author - Jay-Z, MainArtist - Steve Wyreman, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Synthesizer - No ID, Producer - Sister Nancy, Composer, Author - Jacob Miller, Composer, Author - Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton, Recording Engineer - Damian Marley, Composer, Author, FeaturedArtist - Casey Cuayo, Asst. Recording Engineer - Kenneth Whalum, Tenor Saxophone - Michael Law Thomas, Recording Engineer - Jonah Levine, Trombone - Crystal Rovel Torres, Flugelhorn, Trumpet - Nathan Mercereau, French Horn Copyright : ℗ 2017 S. Carter Enterprises, LLC.

  8. 8 Moonlight

    Shawn Carter, Composer, Author - Jimmy Douglass, Mixer - Allen Mcgrier, Composer, Author - Pras Michel, Composer, Author - Salaam Remi Gibbs, Composer, Author - Mary Brockert, Composer, Author - Dion Wilson, Composer, Author - Jay-Z, Co-Producer, MainArtist - Lauryn Hill, Composer, Author - No ID, Producer - WYCLEF JEAN, Composer, Author - Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton, Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 2017 S. Carter Enterprises, LLC.

  9. 9 Marcy Me

    Shawn Carter, Composer, Author - Terius Nash, Composer, Author - Jimmy Douglass, Mixer - Dion Wilson, Composer, Author - Tozé Brito, Composer, Author - Jay-Z, MainArtist - Steve Wyreman, Guitar, Hammond Organ, Synthesizer - No ID, Producer - Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton, Recording Engineer - Mike Miller, Recording Engineer - The-Dream, Additional Vocals - Jose Cid, Composer, Author - Ron Gilmore Jr., Vocoder - Nate Mercereau, Guitar, Piano, Moog Bass Copyright : ℗ 2017 S. Carter Enterprises, LLC.

  10. 10 Legacy

    Shawn Carter, Composer, Author - Jimmy Douglass, Mixer - Dion Wilson, Composer, Author - James Fauntleroy, Additional Vocals - Donny Hathaway, Composer, Author - Jay-Z, Co-Producer, MainArtist - No ID, Producer - Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton, Recording Engineer - E. Howard, Composer, Author - Blue Ivy Carter, Additional Vocals Copyright : ℗ 2017 S. Carter Enterprises, LLC.

About

If Shawn Carter, a.k.a. Jay-Z, has found himself a target for clashes throughout 4:44, it's not with Kanye, or Kendrick, or any other fellow musician. No: the Brooklyn rapper's struggle is entirely with himself. At 47, having nothing to prove to anyone, Jay-Z is not out to gauge the competition or battle the new generation. Rather, he is hitting the psychoanalyst's couch. And 4:44 makes for a beautiful couch to do just that. Solid, robust and nicely designed. The album was produced by Ernest Dion Wilson a.k.a. No I.D. (it's rare for Jay-Z to hand the keys to a single producer) and it remains true to the fundamentals of Jay-Z's work. No vaguely electro sounds, no contemporary beats. Jay-Z has made a classic album, a true Jay-Z album, with groovy and erudite choices of samples (Fugees, Stevie Wonder, Funk Inc., Donny Hathaway to name a few) over which he lays down introspective rhymes on the turpitudes of conjugal life with Mrs Carter (who features on Family Feud), and reflecting on his status and ego. He is restrained in his choice of other artists who feature, inviting only Frank Ocean and Damian Marley to the album. But after listening to the album several times over, 4:44 impresses with its precision, its workmanship, and a certain kind of perfection. Jay-Z made the revolution years ago. What's important to him now is to continue to rule and be respected. Mission accomplished. © MD/Qobuz

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