Jay-Z has now released a short video for “Kill Jay Z.”
The two-minute visual finds a young black man wearing a “Stay Black” t-shirt while running through an alleyway. Accompanying that are various visuals of someone swimming (presumably the young man) and someone laying down in a desolate area while the camera pans out.
Tidal offered a teaser trailer for the video earlier this week. Prior to this, there was also the trailer that dropped that showed a snippet of the same video before Jay-Z’s latest album, 4:44, dropped. 4:44 also earned the No.1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart this week. According to Nielsen Music, the project moved 262,000 equivalent album units – with 174,00 coming for traditional album sales – for the week ending July 13.
The platinum album could have hit the top spot much sooner but did not because Tidal failed to report their streaming numbers to Nielsen Music for the first seven days. With this accomplishment, the Brooklyn rapper has extended his record as the solo artist with the second-most No. 1 albums, beating out Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand, who both have 11 albums. The only one ahead of Jay-Z now is the Beatles, which have 19 No. 1s.
Check out “Kill Jay Z” below.