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Jay-Z, Beyonce release surprise album

By AAP Newswire

Jay-Z and Beyonce are keeping up a family tradition, dropping a surprise album before anyone knew it was coming.

The couple released a joint album that touches on the rapper's disgust at this year's Grammy Awards and features a shout out from their daughter Blue Ivy to her siblings.

The nine-track album Everything Is Love dropped on Saturday on the Tidal music streaming service that Jay-Z partially owns.

The album features Beyonce rapping on songs more than she has done on previous releases.

One song that has a profanity in its title includes Jay-Z lashing out at the Grammys. He was the top nominee at February's awards show, but left empty-handed.

The rapper also says he turned down the NFL Super Bowl halftime show, rapping that the league needs him more than he needs them.

A video made for the song "APES***" was filmed at the Louvre in Paris last month features the pair posing in various settings in an oddly empty Louvre, delivering their lines in front of centuries-old masterpieces, even the Mona Lisa.

Blue Ivy ends the song BOSS, with a shout-out to her one-year-old brother and sister, Rumi and Sir.

In 2013, Beyonce released the self-titled album Beyonce without any notice.