JAY-Z’s ‘4:44′ Will Be Released on Apple Music and iTunes Next Week
Critics and fans alike are raving over JAY-Z’s 4:44 project and rightfully so. It’s arguably one of his most finest albums of his career. However, some people are griping over the fact that you can only hear it exclusively on Tidal/Sprint. But not to worry.
An insider has told Billboard that 4:44 will be available on Apple Music and iTunes next week.
Tidal has an exclusive one-week window while 160 iHeartRadio stations across the U.S. will be streaming it as well. There’s no word on when Spotify and other streaming services will have it available on their platform. The exclusive is part of a $200 million deal the cellular carrier signed with Tidal earlier this year.
Physical copies are also in the works but there’s no timetable on when the project will be available on CD or vinyl.
Meanwhile, curious fans were also wondering whatever happened to the song "Adnis."
During the promotion of the album, Jay released a snippet of the song, which is about his late father. Since 4:44 is such a confessional album, people were expecting to hear "Adnis."
Hov's longtime engineer/producer Young Guru went on his Twitter account to announce that "Adnis" could possibly be added to the physical copies of 4:44. He tweeted:
There's no word on when physical copies will hit stores, but it looks like JAY-Z has more promotional stuff planned for his 4:44 album.