Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Prince, Nina Simone, and Playboi Carti Among Influences for JAY-Z's '4:44'

A curated playlist of songs that inspired the album.

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JAY-Z‘s latest album, 4:44, is a sonic masterpiece. With production done exclusively by No I.D., the introspective album intertwines a number of soul samples and reggae rhythms. Not long after debuting 4:44 on Tidal, Hov shared a curated playlist of songs that inspired the album. While fans will have to wait for the physical release of 4:44 to comb through all the samples No I.D. used, the songs within the “4:44 Inspired By” playlist should give fans a head start. Songs by Bob Marley & The Wailers, Lauryn Hill, Michael Jackson, Nina Simone, Prince, Playboi Carti, and more are featured.

Check out the full tracklist and listen to the playlist below via TIDAL.

1. Marvin Gaye – “What’s Going On”
2. Prince & The Revolution – “Purple Rain”
3. Bob Marley & The Wailers – “One Love / People Get Ready”
4. Bob Marley & The Wailers – “Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)”
5. Playboi Carti – “Magnolia”
6. Camp Lo – “Luchini AKA This Is It”
7. Michael Jackson – “Rock With You”
8. Shuggie Otis – “Aht Uh Mi Hed”
9. Boogie Down Productions – “Criminal Minded”
10. Jimi Hendrix – “Bold as Love”
11. Nina Simone – “Wild is the Wind” (Live in New York, 1964)
12. James Blake – “Retrograde”
13. Ms. Lauryn Hill – “Ex-Factor”
14. Brazilian Girls – “Don’t Stop”

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