I actually loveeeee the intro of this song. I can admit that when I first listened to 4:44 I didn’t get it. Now I understand that’s where Jay Z is a master at his art. When you look at a painting you may not always get the picture straight away but eventually the pieces come together and you see the artists vision. This is exactly what I felt listening to the album possibly for the fifth time. I’d heard singles hear and there on the radio but to be honest was not feeling it. Not until I felt the connection between the old Jay Z and the new Jay-Z.
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