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Did Jay-Z Name ‘4:44′ After the Hotel Where He Had an Incident in the Elevator With Solange?

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There are still a lot of mysteries behind JAY-Z‘s recently released 4:44 album, but the biggest one of all still remains around the project’s title. While Hov has already given an explanation behind 4:44‘s meaning, stating that it was the time he woke up in the morning to write the title track, there may be a double meaning that one fan is unveiling.

One Twitter user posted a photo from The Standard Hotel in New York City on Wednesday morning (July 26), which is the location where Solange put her hands on the “Smile” rapper in the elevator. The photo displays the numbers “444”, as it happens to be the secondary address for the Boom Boom Room, which is a nightclub located at the top of the venue. According to DJ Booth, after 4 p.m., the address for the Boom Boom Room becomes 444 West 13th, which is the secondary entrance for the hotel.

While this could very well be a simple coincidence, it definitely stirs the pot for all of his stans, who are still working hard to uncover any secrets and theories behind Hov’s 13th studio album. Previously, Jay released footnotes, which share the stories behind each track on the project, and also explained the meaning behind 4:44.

“‘4:44′ is a song that I wrote, and it’s the crux of the album, just right in the middle of the album.” he writes. 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.”

Hov talks about Solange on the intro for the album, though: “You egged Solange on, knowin’ all along, all you had to say you was wrong.”

See the photo that has Hov stans in a frenzy below over his 4:44 album title.

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