44 Purple extends Jay's critically acclaimed 10-track album with an intro track, featuring samples from classic Jay tracks "Dirt Off Your Shoulder" and "Feelin' It." The chopped-not-slop collection also rearranges the album's tracklist, pushing 4:44 opener "Kill Jay Z" back to open with "The Story of O.J."
Check out Slim K and DJ Candlestick on OG Ron C and the Chopstars' chopped-not-slopped interpretation of 4:44 in full below:
Previously, the Chopstars have presented chopped-not-slopped takes on Rihanna's Anti, Kanye West's The Life of Pablo, Frank Ocean's Blonde, and more.
4:44 has dominated headlines since its release last Friday. Initially released as a fairly strict Tidal x Sprint exclusive, the album was briefly made available for free download over the weekend. Physical copies, which will include the previously teased "Adnis" and (possibly) additional bonus tracks, are expected to be released shortly.
Jay is also rumored to be following 4:44's release with a tour this fall, his first outing since the hugely successful On the Run Tour with Beyoncé back in 2014. Though a tour name or routing hasn't been announced, Jay is already scheduled to hit a few festivals later this year, including his own Made in America in Philadelphia in September.