Can't believe I've had the privilege and pleasure to sit in about a million studio sessions in about 20yrs with this genius. And what I love most is the irony that the 1st Hip Hop Artist to be inducted to the SONGWRITERS Hall of Fame has never written down a lyric. Lol. You gotta love that. The very best to ever do it… Congrats my brother, Shawn Jay Z Carter. #JAYZ #ROCNATION #HALLOFFAME
Jay-Z wrote “4:44” at 4:44 in the morning. No I.D. sampled Hannah Williams & The Affirmations “Late Nights & Heartbreak” (which is about infidelity) to nudge Jay into rapping about his marital indiscretions. Not only did it work but Jay rapped about it on Beyonce’s microphone. Just wow.