JAY-Z Announces New Album ‘4:44’ Exclusive to Sprint and Tidal Users + Teases New Track “Adnis”

JAY Z is one busy man! With his many business ventures, being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the reported arrival of his twins, the rapper also just announced details about his forthcoming album 4:44.

According to Rolling Stone, the Brooklyn rapper will release his album 4:44 as a Tidal exclusive. This announcement comes after unexplained “4:44” ads began surfacing around NYC. Not long after, it was revealed that 4:44 was a part of an upcoming film, featuring Lupita Nyong’o, Mahershala Ali, and Danny Glover. Now, more footage has been released with a snippet of JAY-Z’s new track titled “Adnis.”

Sprint, a partner with JAY-Z’s streaming service Tidal, formally announced the arrival of 4:44. As Rolling Stone reports, this will be the “the first in a series of exclusives” that will be offered to Sprint and Tidal customers. Tidal is making the deal even sweeter by offering six months of Tidal HiFi for new and existing Sprint customers.

“Today is an exciting day to be a Sprint customer,” Sprint President and CEO, Marcelo Claure said in a statement. “JAY-Z is a global icon and we’re giving customers an incredible opportunity to be among the first to experience his new album 4:44. Our loyal, existing customers, and customers who switch to Sprint, can experience the album exclusively, plus access a complimentary six-month trial of TIDAL HiFi, giving them access to content they can’t get anywhere else.”

In addition to the release of Hov’s new album, Tidal and Sprint will support the 1Million Project, an initiative from Sprint and the Sprint Foundation that will connect 1 million low-income U.S. high school students who don’t have access to internet at home. The goal of the initiative is to help level the “playing field” and eliminate the “homework gap.” Students who participate will receive free mobile devices and free high-speed internet connectivity while in high school for up to four years – per statement. Sprint will donate $2 from every line activation with a device purchase of lease, up to $1 million, to support the 1Million Project.

4:44 will be Jay Z’s first album since the 2013 release of his acclaimed album Magna Carta Holy Grail. There is no word yet on how long the LP will be exclusive to Tidal or if it will become exclusive to similar streaming services including Spotify and Apple Music.

4:44 is set to release exclusively on Tidal June 30.

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