JAY-Z THE STORY OF O.J.
4:44 is a comeback story of sorts for Jay-Z. The hyphen is back, and along with it the themes and heart that made him one of the best rappers alive. On “The Story of O.J.,” No I.D. uses both Nina Simone’s “Four Women” and Kool & The Gang’s “Kool’s Back Again” on a track that Jay-Z said in an iHeartRadio appearance is “about we as a culture, having a plan, how we’re gonna push this forward. We all make money, and then we all lose money, as artists especially. But how, when you have some type of success, to transform that into something bigger.”
Jay-Z The Story of OJ
animated music video is the first visual accompaniment to arrive from the rapper’s latest album.
“‘4:44’ is a song that I wrote, and it’s the crux of the album, just right in the middle of the album. And I woke up, literally, at 4:44 in the morning, 4:44 AM, to write this song. So it became the title of the album and everything. It’s the title track because it’s such a powerful song, and I just believe one of the best songs I’ve ever written.”