“Light n*gga, dark n*gga, faux n*gga, real n*gga…rich n*gga, po’ n*gga, house n*gga, field n*gga…still n*gga…”
I know you have heard a lot about 4:44 & particularly the video for a song called The Story of OJ. Many haven’t actually heard the song or seen the video because they were Tidal exclusives. Well JAY-Z has just released it to Vevo. It’s very powerful imagery. It’s completely animated & features a character he calls JayBo. He’s like a minstrel cartoon. The track features a sample of Nina Simone’s Four Women & a cartoon caricature of her can be seen in the video. He goes through many Black stereotypes & history. 4:44 will be available everywhere on Friday. He raps, “House n*gga, don’t f*ck with me…I’m a field n*gga, you shine cutlery…go play the quarters where the butlers be…Imma play the corners, where the hustlers be…”.
Check out the video for The Story of OJ below: