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After weeks of speculation, Jay-Z confirmed Sunday night his new album 4:44 is indeed coming June 30.
The news comes after mysterious 4:44 ads had surfaced around the web and cities like New York and Los Angeles, suggesting a Tidal or Jay-related project is on the way.
The album, which will be available exclusively for customers of both Tidal and Sprint (the telecommunications company is part owner of the streaming service), will be accompanied by a film of the same name, starring Mahershala Ali, Lupita Nyong’o and Danny Glover.
At press time, it wasn't clear if the film will be part of a full visual album (à la Beyoncé's Lemonade) or simply an accompaniment featuring music from the record.
Next month marks four years since Jay-Z's last album, 2013's Magna Carta Holy Grail. (Note: The rapper's team has also confirmed the hyphen is back in "Jay-Z.")