Jay-Z and Beyoncé's 'Everything Is Love' Shakes Up Summer Music A season full of high-profile hip-hop releases just got hotter. NPR Music's Ann Powers and Rodney Carmichael break down the surprise release of Beyoncé and Jay-Z's collaborative album.
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Jay-Z and Beyoncé's 'Everything Is Love' Shakes Up Summer Music

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Jay-Z and Beyoncé's 'Everything Is Love' Shakes Up Summer Music

Jay-Z and Beyoncé's 'Everything Is Love' Shakes Up Summer Music

Jay-Z and Beyoncé's 'Everything Is Love' Shakes Up Summer Music

Jay-Z and Beyoncé's 'Everything Is Love' Shakes Up Summer Music

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Jay-Z and Beyoncé shook up the music world with past weekend with a surprise release of their first collaborative album Everything Is Love. Christopher Polk/Getty Images hide caption

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Jay-Z and Beyoncé shook up the music world with past weekend with a surprise release of their first collaborative album Everything Is Love.

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A summer already full of high-profile hip-hop releases just got hotter. NPR Music's Ann Powers and Rodney Carmichael break down the surprise release of Jay-Z and Beyoncé's joint album, Everything Is Love, and explore how it sounds both on its own and compared to the competition.