Earlier this month, Jay Z teased his new project 4:44 starring Mahershala Ali and Lupita Nyong’o. At the time, however, it was still unclear if the visual project was going to be the rapper’s next album, but late Sunday night, the secret was unveiled.
Sprint and Tidal released a new teaser video for the project late Sunday night and also released a snippet of one of the tracks from the project titled, “Adnis.”
In the visual, you see Mahershala, who plays a boxer, while the new track plays over it. “Letter to my dad that I never wrote / Speeches I prepared that I never spoke / Words on a paper that I never read / Proses never penned / They stayed in my head,” Jay raps.
Per the new video, the project will be released via Tidal on June 30. “Today is an exciting day to be a Sprint customer,” Sprint’s president and CEO, Marcelo Claure, said. “Jay Z is a global icon and we’re giving customers an incredible opportunity to be among the first to experience his new album.”
The good news is, if you don’t have Tidal and are a Sprint customer, you’ll be able to stream the album and get a complimentary six-month trial of TIDAL HiFi.
So here is the question: Is 4:44 going to be like Beyonce’s Lemonade?