Jay-Z has gotten everybody up and talking with the release of “4:44.” The album’s honesty sent ripples through the hip-hop community even in the first few hours after it dropped. Then came the commentary from tons of rappers, especially some of the younger generation, who might have felt personally attacked at some points.
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But Joey Badass took it a step further when he said he was sure that he inspired the creation of 4:44. …Okay, Joey. Click on the audio player to hear more in this exclusive clip from the Hip-Hop Spot on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”