However, even when it seemed like they began to lose their grasp over their concealed public image, they undoubtedly proved us wrong by releasing two of what critics, respectively, are calling their best projects to date. Both 4:44 and Lemonade exemplify the power and poetry that results from owning your truth and making the effort to heal.
Check out this thread of think-pieces and reviews of 4:44 by Black men, my faves are linked below:
Jay-Z Revels in the Catharsis of Confession on '4:44'
'4:44' is a Shawn Carter Album. JAY-Z is Dead.
'4:44'=The Audio Bible for Black Men
Listen to 4:44 through Tidal: