The release of JAY-Z’s 4:44 sent Hip Hop fans scrambling to sign up for a TIDAL subscription likely in hopes of hearing the full version of “Adnis,” the track featured in trailers for the project’s June 30 release. The thirty-second song snippet, released on June 18, features Hov talking about a letter he never wrote to his father. The accompanying visual features actor Mahershala Ali boxing in a gym. When the album was released and the song wasn’t included in the track list, fans wondered if they would ever get to hear it.
Hov’s longtime engineer Young Guru took to Twitter on Friday afternoon (June 30) to let fans know “Adnis” will be available on physical copies of 4:44. He also hinted at the possibility of extra tracks as well.
Guys calm down Adnis will be on the physical copies. If you guys act right I may slip a couple other songs on there.. shhh don’t tell jay
— Young Guru (@Young_Guru) June 30, 2017
One of the other possible extra tracks that might be included on the album is “MaNyfaCedGod,” which was also left off the digital version. Similar to “Adnis,” a snippet of “MaNyfaCedGod” debuted on an album teaser featuring Lupita Nyong’o on June 28.