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On Monday, Jay-Z released the second visual from his critically acclaimed 13th solo studio album, 4:44.

Beyonce, Jay Z, & Blue Ivy Carter In Hawaii

Source: Provided by Beyonce.com

In the highly personal piece, Footnotes for “4:44,” Jay is joined by Meek Mill, Chris Rock, Will Smith, Jesse Williams, Kendrick Lamar, Aziz Ansari, Mahershala Ali, Michael B. Jordan, and Omari Hardwick, as they all explore why it’s so difficult for men to build long-lasting, loving relationships.

It turns out Jay thought finally having the opportunity to meet his dad would give him the freedom to open up to love. But he soon realized that, while he wanted to let love in, he didn’t have the tools. His hip hop pupil Meek piggy backs off this point, explaining that in the kind of “cutthroat neighborhoods” they grew up in, the only person who treats you right is your mom.

“You do for yourself before you do for anybody. As time went by I had to learn to care for somebody as much as I care for myself,” he confessed.

Checkout Footnotes visual HERE

Courtesy of Cassius Life

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