Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.

Jay Z’s new album will be out later this month as a Tidal exclusive

(Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

The Jay Z news just keeps rolling out—days after former President Barack Obama helped induct the Magna Carta Holy Grail artist into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame, he and Beyoncé are celebrating the birth of their twins, who will almost certainly eventually rule us all. Multitasking mogul that he is, though, Jay Z’s also been teasing the arrival of a new project amidst all the baby furor and accolades. So while we wait to meet Blue Ivy’s new siblings, a new album and release date have been confirmed. Jay Z’s 4:44 will be out on June 30, which is now less than two weeks away. There’s a bit of a catch, though—the album’s a Tidal exclusive, meaning it’s only available to those subscribers and current Sprint customers, as well as those who switch, if a new Jay Z album was the only thing keeping you from changing your phone plan.

The telecommunications company bought a stake in Tidal—which Jay Z co-founded—early this year, when they both announced the development of exclusive content for their newly expanded customer base. But even if you don’t have Tidal or Sprint at the moment, take heart—not all Tidal exclusives last forever. Just ask Kanye West.


Share This Story