8 - 7/9/2017: Jay Z's 4:44

On the eighth episode of Audioface, a special deep dive into Jay Z's new album "4:44."

  • PROGRAMMING NOTE: Two episodes this week! Check out episode 7, where Sean and Dan catch up on the last week in music, featuring Toro Y Moi, Calvin Harris, and a candid conversation about songs that give them goosebumps. 
  • An apology to No ID from Dan
  • Jay Z starts a beef with Kanye West over ego and the politics of Tidal
  • Gloria Carter, Jay Z's mom comes out as a lesbian in the album
  • Jay Z's controversial line in "The Story of OJ"
  • Jay Z tying up loose ends with Beyoncé and Solange
  • The "closing track," "Legacy"
  • (An actual review of the album, musically)
  • Several closing discussions:
    • Should artists feature their young children on their albums?
    • Is it fair that Sprint made "4:44" go Platinum? 
    • Can Jay Z retire now? 

Be sure to check out Syndicate 23's newest podcast, featuring real and honest commentary on the world of soccer: "We Made It" by going to wemadeit.syndicate23.co. Sean and Dan can be found on Twitter at @swsuarez and @danfromtheweb.