Kendrick Lamar, Earl Sweatshirt and More Rappers React to Jay-Z’s New ‘4:44′ Album
JAY-Z‘s new 4:44 album is already receiving tons of praise from the music community, and it looks like hip-hop is happier than ever to have their hands on the project. Releasing his 13th studio album to Tidal three minutes before midnight last night (June 30), Hov has tons of big name rappers reacting to the project, including Kendrick Lamar, Earl Sweatshirt and more.
Tons of hip-hop stars are coming forward to share their thoughts on the album, with most sharing outstanding positive feedback as both longtime fans and close friends of the veteran Brooklyn rapper. While K. Dot called Hov a “master teacher,” and Earl Sweatshirt provided a funny dream scenario of what he thought the album would end up sounding like, other rappers such as Pusha T, Rick Ross, Talib Kweli, Fat Joe and many more also chime in on the viral 4:44 conversation.
Hov has been providing a lot of background into the album, which revealed a ton of different facts. While fans have been decoding the lyrics, which reveal his mother coming out as a lesbian, a set of bars allegedly dedicated to schooling Kanye West, and more, the Magna Carta MC also delivered some paragraphs that explain the stories behind each of the 10 tracks on the project.
Take a look at the reactions from the rap community in the social media posts below to see what hip-hop stars had to say.
4:44. WOW. MASTER TEACHER.
— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) June 30, 2017
can i admit that i thought hov album was gon b him and barack trading verses like rae and ghost lmao
— thebe kgositsile (@earlxsweat) June 30, 2017
Album full of jewels & therapy… just all this perspective…. this is wild.
— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) June 30, 2017
& ion wanna hear Jay-z dissed future if ya fav rappers wasn't so garbage y'all would kno what bars is you'd know that's a metaphor.
— zoey dollaz (@ZoeyDollaz) June 30, 2017
I love Jay Z
— HOOD POPE (@ASAPferg) June 30, 2017
Day I played jay 'Rather you than me'.He played 2 off 4:44.My admiration for this brother goes beyond Maybach pt1,Freemasons,Devil is a Lie.This is one of the few examples of #hustle I can look to that inspires even myself.Sports management,champagne and spirits to Tidal.support the culture,subscribe now and enjoy the album.
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Shut up Eric Benet
— ROYCE (@Royceda59) June 30, 2017
Today will be dedicated to listing to Jay Z's new album on repeat.
— Solace (@Issa_GOLD) June 30, 2017
Just got off the plane in Portugal and went straight to that jay z album shit is fire
— FAT JOE (@fatjoe) June 30, 2017
Some of y'all forgot Jay Z know how to rap. Like, really well.
— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) June 30, 2017
Leave it to jay z to drop a project 2 weeks after mines and just shit all over my shit. I thought I had suttin special. G.O.A.T
— Joyner Lucas (@JoynerLucas) June 30, 2017
Hands Down Jay Z got the best Album OMGG this is Real Music. Shit Almost made me Cry. He Rapp that Pain Shit can't Help it this Shit Real
— Dexter (@FamousDex) June 30, 2017
Jay Z >
— Indigo Purple (@JoeyPurps) June 30, 2017