Although many consider 4:44 to be “dad rap” and unrelatable, this is one of JAY’s most vulnerable projects to date.
Each week since its release, JAY Z has dropped either footnotes or a new music video. The footnotes uncover the inspiration behind each song, detailing his inner thoughts and feelings, but opening the deep topics up for round table discussion with his peers in entertainment. Jessie Williams, Will Smith, and more have all been participants in these videos, making them more interesting and relatable.
This week the video for “Adnis” dropped. You can see a man shadow boxing, alone, depicting how JAY felt in his own life growing up. With an absentee father on his mind, Carter raps about his childhood, family, and himself as a father.