Since Jay-Z put out an album called 4:44, Jersey prog band 4:44 put out an album called Jay-Z - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
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From the redonkulous news file this morning — a self-professed “shameless marketing technique” from a New Jersey prog / jam three-piece.

See, about three weeks ago, hip-hop icon Jay-Z released his thirteenth studio album, 4:44. It just so happens that this band — singer and guitarist Anthony Friedlander, bassist Greg Mele Jr. and drummer Zach Gormley — is also named 4:44. So they named their new EP JAY-Z.

Released a couple weeks back, the four-song EP is decent stuff if you’re into jam rock — it twinkles and soars with serious Lotus vibes, particularly on “Blood Red Moon.” The band does not appear to have any gigs on the horizon at present, but you can listen to the EP below and keep tabs on them via Facebook right here.

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