First thing first, Jay Z’s 4:44 album will go down as one of the most impactful albums in the history of Hip-Hop. Now that we got that out of the way, today we are going to be focusing on the critically acclaimed song of the album, “The Story of OJ”.
The title track would lead you to believe that the song covers OJ Simpson’s entire 30 for 30 in it’s 3:52 run time. However, the song focuses on the level of cooning that those of us in the “so called black” community [I guess O.J. cooned to some degree] subject ourselves to such as not putting our money back into our communities and flaunting our money on social media and in strip clubs instead of investing it and putting it into business ventures that could result in residual income down the line.
In a statement via iHeart radio, Jay Z states “The Story of OJ’ is really a song about we as a culture, having a plan, how we’re gonna push this forward. We all make money, and then we all lose money, as artists especially. But how, when you have some type of success, to transform that into something bigger.”
Check out the song below :