Finally: JAY-Z and Beyoncé have released their collaborative album, Everything Is Love.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z have long been rumored to be working on a collaborative album, and now it’s finally here. Titled Everything Is Love, the album features nine tracks, crediting both musicians as “THE CARTERS” and totaling roughly 40 minutes of new music. They’ve also released a video for the album’s second track “Apeshit,” directed by Ricky Saiz and shot on location at the Louvre in Paris.
Jay disses the Grammys on “APESHIT”: “Tell the Grammys fuck that 0 for 8 shit.” (Jay was the most nominated artist at the 2018 ceremony, but was completely shut out.) He also confirms the rumor that he turned down a Super Bowl Halftime Show offer: “I said no to the Super Bowl / You need me, I don’t need you/ Every night we in the end zone / Tell the NFL we need stadiums too.”
“APESHIT” features Migos and Pharrell, Quavo confirmed. Cool & Dre contributed additional production to “SALUD!” with Dre adding vocals. The couple’s daughter Blue Ivy makes a cameo at the end of “SALUD!,” shouting out her twin siblings, as well as “BOSS.”
Beyoncé calls out Spotify on the track “NICE.” She raps, “If I gave…two fucks about streaming numbers woulda put Lemonade up on Spotify. Fuck you.” In “FRIENDS,” Jay references Meek Mill’s recent release from prison. On “HEARD ABOUT US,” Beyoncé sings the iconic line from Notorious B.I.G.’s “Juicy”: “If you don’t know, now you know, nigga.” The couple sample Phoenix Express’ song “You Make My Life a Sunny Day” on “LOVEHAPPY.”
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