At long last, Jay-Z's 4:44 has arrived. It's an excellent return to form for one of rap's greatest, full of imaginative storytelling and top-tier wordplay. Still, we'd be remiss to ignore one that had its fair share of doubters. Some people thought Jay-Z had lost a step after all these years. Those people were wrong. 

But back before Jay-Z reasserted his excellence, P&P's Angelito took to the streets of New York City to see if anyone was excited for an album from Jay-Z in 2017. By and large, the city still had Jay's back—watch what happened in the video above.