The smile isn’t surprising, given that the artist has a lot to be happy about right now, and not just when it comes to the new additions to his family.
On Sunday he announced that he's coming out of retirement yet again with his new album, 4:44, out June 30. The new record, his 13th studio album, will be available exclusively to TIDAL and Sprint users.
With the new music comes a new moniker. While the rapper, whose real name is Shawn Carter, has been going by Jay Z for the last four years -- dropping the hyphen after the release of 2013's Magna Carta Holy Grail -- a rep for his company, Roc Nation, confirmed to Pitchfork that the hyphen is back, and he's using all caps. So it's JAY-Z from here on out (or until he feels like switching things up again).
While promoting his new music, JAY-Z also released a trailer for 4:44, which features Mahershala Ali, Lupita Nyong’o, and Danny Glover, and includes a sample of his new single, "Adnis."