Leading on from the release of JAY-Z’s astonishing thirteenth studio album, 4:44, the video for one of the project’s strongest tracks has just surfaced online and references controversial ethical issues highlighted in the entertainment industry between the ’30s and ’50s. Somewhat reminiscent of a group of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons known as the Censored Eleven, the latest video for “The Story of O.J.” is one of provocative proportions and portrays JAY-Z as a disgruntled New Yorker by the name of “Jaybo” battling his way through life as many others do in The Big Apple:

The short video features CNN’s Van Jones discussing his educational experiences and the functions of racism in the public school system as well as Michael B. Jordan and JAY-Z, and is titled “Episode One: Footnotes for ‘The Story Of O.J.” To watch the full episode you will have to log in to Tidal:


Pick the album up now on TIDAL:https://listen.tidal.com/album/75413011