1. Jay Z Teases Surprise Album Release: Watch

Jay Z Teases Surprise Album Release: Watch

Jay Z Teases Surprise Album Release: Watch

Jay Z, the entrepreneur, hip-hop great and proud dad to an expanding brood, has a surprise to share: he’s prepping the release of a new album. 

A mysterious campaign got tongues wagging last week when posters splashed with the numbers “4:44” and the date “6.30.17” popped up in Los Angeles, New York and online. Once a trailer for 4:44 arrived, it appeared those those cryptic clues were connected to a film starring Mahershala Ali and Danny Glover, not a new Hov project.

But that was last week. A teaser video for a fresh track under the title "Adnis” is now streaming on Jay Z’s Tidal platform, which Billboard learns will exclusively host the album release. Details are expected to emerge at midnight. The LP is the followup to 2013’s Magna Carta... Holy Grail, which hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200. 

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Jay Z has a lot to celebrate right now. He and his wife Beyonce and Jay Z have just welcomed twins – a boy and a girl --  according to multiple published reports. And just last week, he became the first rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Rumors of new tunes from Mr Carter have been swirling for weeks. Swizz Beatz last month teased fans on Instagram with a photo of him and Jay Z and the caption: ""They don't even know what's about to happen ---------- Album ModeZone". The mystery should unravel soon enough.