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The Chopstars put their hands on Hov’s latest to give it the chopped not slopped treatment.

In similar vein to any number of big named albums to come out in the last five years, OG Ron C and The Chopstars have shared their version of Jay-Z’s 4:44. Dropping at 4:44 a.m. on the Fourth of July no less, 44 Purple takes the magnificent LP from Hov and wraps it around a traditional Texas template. Normally a Chopstars release, especially if handled by either OG Ron C or DJ Candlestick would rotate tracks in order to build a different feel and aesthetic. The same occurs with 44 Purple as OG and company incorporate samples from previous big-time Hov records such as “Dirt Off Your Shoulder” and “Feelin It.”

In Ron and company’s eyes, 44 Purple feels better with “The Story Of OJ” batting lead off as opposed to “Kill Jay Z.” “Moonlight,” a record that has a little bit of sentimental value to the Houston clique sits ahead of “Smile” yet maintains its original position behind the chief shit talker, “Bam.” “Smile,” the album’s third track in which Hov not only announces his mom’s coming out but goes on a full bar assault by the third verse gets the most work here. You can hear 44 Purple, OG Ron C and The Chopstars ode to 4:44 down below.