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Appropriately on Black Friday, Jay-Z shares three new clips from 4:44 in “Marcy Me,” “Legacy,” and “Smile.”

Since it’s late June release, Jay-Z’s 4:44 has seen many glimpses and looks to help drive home its overall theme of acknowledgment and resolution. “4:44” held viewers prisoner with a slew of viral clips to distract from the overall problem at hand. “Moonlight” discussed art versus compromise with a star-studded cast. “The Story Of O.J.” discussed black escapism while driving home the motif of capitalism and establishing black wealth. To date, there have been 7 videos for the 10-track album, including two bonus cuts in “MaNYfaCeGod” and “Adnis.”

Now with the release of a trio of videos for “Smile,” “Marcy Me,” and “Legacy,” we’re only two videos short of a full suite. That would be the videos for “Family Feud” and “Caught Their Eyes.” Back to the trifecta of “Smile,” “Marcy Me,” and “Legacy.” All Tidal exclusives, the trio of videos touch upon criminal justice reform (“Legacy”), the familiarity of home (“Marcy Me”) and growing up (“Smile”). Dealing with the ghetto birds, rooftop parties, banging on the table honing your skills.

As a whole, the 4:44 videos and footnotes have only helped add to the allure of Jay’s latest and most personal album. “Legacy” in particular is the most jarring as it features an all-star cast including Ron Perlman, Jesse Williams, Edi Gathegi, Kwame Boateng, Emile Hirsch, and Jonathan Tucker. Watch the latest chapters from the album below via Tidal.

Photo Credit: Marco Torres