Jay Z on the rock

Saturday, June 10, 2017

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AMERICAN hip hop mogul Jay Z arrived in the island on Thursday and made a few stops, including the legendary Tuff Gong studio in Kingston where he shared lens time with Damian “Junior Gong” Marley; his brother Christian Tavares-Finson; and Sister Nancy.

It is believed he was here to record some tracks.

Opportunistic shutterbugs caught glimpses of the rap star as he got into his 2017 Audi Q7, courtesy of ATL Automotive, as he left Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston yesterday.

Yesterday evening, the rapper was spotted at Hellshire Beach in St Catherine hanging out with Junior Gong and dancehall artiste Ninja Kidd, enjoying the local cuisine, and admiring the beach scenery. He was expected to leave the island last night.

Jay Z made headlines eariler this week when online ads, billboards and posters appeared in New York and Los Angeles that simply said “4:44.” The Internet was rampant with speculation because of the word “Tidal” appearing in the online coding,with some wondering if it was a tease for his next album.

However, a minute-long trailer appeared early Thursday hinting that the ads may be related to a new film featuring Oscar winners Mahershala Ali and Lupita Nyg on'go and Danny Glover, that will appear as part of Tidal's new partnership with Sprint. Jay Z is the lead investor in the streaming service in which Sprint acquired a 33 per cent stake in January.

Jay Z (given name Shawn Corey Carter) is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, having sold more than 100 million records, while receiving 21 Grammy Awards for his music.

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