The announcement also includes a video for “Adnis” featuring Mahershala Ali.
Jay Z has plenty to celebrate. The twins have reportedly arrived and last week he became the first rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Now, Hov is preparing to drop his next album, a visual experience titled 4:44.
In the newly released trailer, fans see Mahershala Ali shirtless, sweaty (HALLELUJAH!), and boxing. "Adnis" is a play on Adness, the name of Jay Z’s father. An earlier trailer for the album also hints at appearances from Lupita Nyong’o and Donald Glover.
It was initially believed that the project would be a film. Jay has recently been dabbling in the movie world, teaming up with Harvey Weinstein on a recent Kalief Browder documentary, Time: The Kalief Browder Story, and an upcoming six-part docu-series on Trayvon Martin.
4:44 is set to drop June 30.