JAY-Z’s controversial ‘4:44’ goes platinum in six days, responds to Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade,’ disses Kanye and ruffles the rap industry
Rap mogul, Jay-Z is not only making news for the birth of his twins, but for his 13th album, “4:44” released June 30th through Roc Nation and July 7th on iTunes/Apple Music, Goggle Play, and Amazon Music. Assuming half of the world has heard the album or heard the drama surrounding it, to say the album is controversial is to say the least. Jay-Z has become a huge media topic. According to eurweb.com, “4:44” has been certified platinum by the RIAA, based solely on Tidal streaming and Sprint downloads alone, and less than six days after it dropped on its premiered date. The news was delivered Wednesday morning, July 5th by both the RIAA and Jay’s label, Roc Nation. “Props to JAY, he’s done it again! Another Platinum album adds to an already iconic career,” RIAA ceo Cary Sherman said in a statement. According to Roc Nation, all 13 of Hov’s studio albums have gone platinum, more than any other rap artist — as well as four other platinum albums in collaboration with Kanye West, Linkin Park, and R. Kelly.” The album not only introduces thought provoking lyrics, but responds to the accusation of whether he cheated on Beyonce in “Lemonade on track “4:44,” and why he dissed Kanye in song “Kill Jay Z”. While his album has received much success, on the flipside the rap icon’s peers have given the album mixed reviews, 50 Cent stated on Instagram in a ramble of curse words that Jay-Z’s music is too smart for this generation, that is sounds like golf course music and you can’t be considered the best rapper at 47 years old. Similar to 50 Cent, numerous rappers are in a frenzy and they’re not happy with the “4:44” rapper. It is reported that Blu Ivy has joined her father on bonus track of “4:44.” There will be more news to follow, considering the hype surrounding the story.