"4:44" includes personal songs about Jay-Z's marriage with Beyonce and his life as an entrepreneur. Of that almost 1 million pirated copies, 56% downloads were in the USA, 5% in the United Kingdom and the rest spread out globally. However, as 4:44 has been unveiled for non-Tidal users, it's now available to all Tidal users as well.
"You wanna know what's more important than throwing away money at a strip club?" he asks on "The Story of O.J.", a winding ode to capitalism and identity from the new album.
Those pre-ordering a physical copy of 4:44 from Best Buy will get a 6-month free trial of Tidal HIFI. "I'm on iTunes and s*** because I don't understand that - y'all gotta explain that to me". But, with low subscription numbers, how exactly did Jay Z manage to earn the platinum status? See, I ain't no hater. "I ain't no hater, I love the game for what it's worth". The young n*ggas and the old n*ggas.
Jay-Z elsewhere throws veiled barbs at other rappers including onetime protege Kanye West, who previous year ranted against Jay-Z and in support of then president-elect Donald Trump before entering a hospital. The album launch was a hit, going platinum in five days, but it wasn't as big a win for Tidal as it first seemed as the exclusivity window only lasted a week. In the spirit of showing love, if 4:44 could please make its way over to other music streaming services that would be great. Amazon now has the album for sale for download, as does Apple through the iTunes music store.
Luckily, this deal isn't going on forever and if you aren't a Tidal subscriber or Sprint customer, you will still get to listen to 4:44 soon.style="text-align: center;"