Opinions have been made from national newspapers to blog comments sections (like the one you all frequent on this site) to Twitter to about Jay-Z‘s thirteenth studio album, 4:44.
The project, completely produced by the venerable No I.D., was only shared on TiDAL, naturally, so many around the world — including Snoop Dogg — who don’t have the streaming service got their copy in other illegal ways. And despite reports of the album being illegally downloaded over one million times over the weekend following the release, it took less than five days for 4:44 earn platinum status.
When you got your copy of the album, though, no matter which way you got it, you noticed it was missing a couple notable titles, ones that headlined ads leading up to the release like “Adnis” and “MaNyfaCedGod.” By the good graces of the people at Roc-A-Fella (Young Guru specifically), those songs, along with “Blue’s Freestyle/We Family,” where Blue Ivy is actually rapping, now see the light of day as bonus cuts on the (physical) album. And to double-down on good fortune (and good profit), 4:44 is now available on all streaming platforms.