Off to a fresh start
Jay-Z comes clean in his latest album 4:44
This is Hova’s 14th No 1 album in a career spanning more than three decades and shows Jay-Z is undoubtedly hip-hop’s king of reinvention.
His latest persona? A middle-aged rap kingpin coming clean about his failings as a father, a son and a husband.
On this album Jay-Z abandons the bravado, ruminates on the status quo and airs his dirty laundry (which includes his infidelity), including his falling out with old friend Kanye West, and that infamous 2014 elevator fight with his sister-in-law, Solange Knowles, on the track Kill Jay-Z .
Although fans will miss the radio-friendly hits of yesteryear the more cerebral, soul-baring 4:44 (so named after the time, 4.44am, he woke to write the track) will not disappoint.
Hova's latest offering gives fans a sneak peak into the highs and lows in his personal life.