JAY-Z continues to run laps around hip-hop with his unprecedented roll-out for 4:44. After releasing his Friends-inspired video “Moonlight” last week, Hov shifts gears and darkens the mood for his latest visual “MaNyfaCedGod.”
Starring Oscar-Award winning actress Lupita N’yongo, “MaNyfaCedGod” portrays the 12 Years a Slave star emotionally torn at the start of the video. With tears streaming down her face, N’yongo appears floored by her strained relationship with her partner. Dejected by her recent pain, she cries for a considerable portion of the video.
Later, N’yongo wakes up from what is seemingly a dream in a white setting — a contrast from the ominous black background from the start of the video. Instead of sulking, she regains her swagger and later runs through her past lover with no fear.
Last June, Hov released a short snippet of “MaNyfaCedGod,” before releasing his album 4:44. Non-TIDAL subscribers can watch a snippet of the video below. TIDAL users can watch the new visual on the streaming service here.
— TIDAL (@TIDALHiFi) August 11, 2017