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JAY-Z '4:44' First Reaction Review

The King of Hip Hop gets Personal on Tidal Exclusive



My first reaction / thoughts / impression after listening to the brand new JAY-Z / No ID collab project '4:44'.

This is the first in a new series of 'first take' album reviews.




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