The short film was premiered on Friday exclusively on TIDAL which means it may take a few days to reach on YouTube. The cut was shot in black-and-white and starred by actors Mahershala Ali who played a boxer and Danny Glover playing his trainer. In retrospect, it appears Ali is playing JAY-Z in the film and Glover is Hov’s father. The single also features the rap legend rapping about his late father Adnis Reeves who inspired the song.
The inspiring single features some powerful lyrics from JAY-Z who raps about his regrets with his father. “Letter to my dad that I never wrote / Speeches I prepared that I never spoke / Words on a paper that I never read / Proses never penned, they stayed in my head,” Hov raps.
Mark Romanek, who directed the video for “The Story of O.J.,” also directed “Adnis” which was the first glimpse of what’s to come on 4:44.