“4:44” is the title track from Jay Z’s 13th studio album. It is an open love/apology letter to his wife Beyoncé and is the 5th track of 4:44.
In the song he discusses being a bad husband and the possibility of cheating on her. It samples Hannah Williams’ Late Nights and Heartbreak and features vocals by Kim Burrell. The length of the song also, referencing the album and song title, is 4 minutes and 44 seconds.
Jay-Z spoke about the song on iHeart Radio, here is what he said;
‘4:44’ is a song that I wrote, and it’s the crux of the album, just right in the middle of the album. And I woke up, literally, at 4:44 in the morning, 4:44 AM, to write this song. So it became the title of the album and everything. It’s the title track because it’s such a powerful song, and I just believe one of the best songs I’ve ever written.