On Friday, Jay-Z dropped his new 4:44 album and the highly intimate and personal album, which is said to be a response to wife Beyoncé's revolutionary visual album Lemonade, is getting people talking.
While many have theories about what it all means, there's one man who knows exactly what went down and what's what and that's the 10-track album's one and only producer—No I.D. (real name Dion Wilson).
Having only one producer on an album is a rarity these days in the rap world, but that's just what Jay did with his revealing album that delves into his highly publicized marriage, fatherhood, trauma and the black experience.
No. I.D. met up with New York Times writer Joe Coscarelli and got candid about the music man's orchestrated album that sampled Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone and the Fugees music, and also clarified some of the mysteries around this enigmatic new offering.