Jay Z’s '4:44' Trailer Has New Music In It

Take a listen to a teaser for the upcoming album.

Written by Emilee Lindner • Photography by Getty Images • June 28, 2017

It’s short and sweet, but Jay Z’s trailer for his upcoming album, 4:44, has given fans enough to tide them over until June 30 -- the date when the album will be released.

The rapper dropped the new clip via TIDAL and Sprint, who are working together to create a special deal for their users and subscribers to be the first ones to hear the anticipated album. The trailer is called “Kill Jay Z” and it features a man running through an alleyway with a face filled with urgency.

Despite what you know about the visual in the clip, the soundtrack may very well be a beat from the upcoming album. It’s sharp yet laid back, with plenty of cymbal “tings” and a police siren-like sample. Warbled voices are sprinkled over the beat, and while the video cuts out, it sounds like something is being played backwards.

A trailer released last week also contained a snippet of a song -- this one is from “Adnis.”

Along with the album, Mr. Carter will be releasing a Tidal-exclusive movie, also called 4:44, which will star Mahershala Ali, Lupita Nyong’o, and Danny Glover. This will be Jay Z's first album since 2013's Magna Carta Holy Grail.