|"The Story of O.J."|
|Song by Jay-Z|
|from the album 4:44|
|Released||June 30, 2017|
"The Story of O.J." is a song by American hip hop artist Jay-Z from his thirteenth studio album 4:44. It was produced by Jay-Z and No I.D.. Following the release of the album, the song charted in a couple of regions, entering and peaking at number 23 on the US Billboard Hot 100, as well as charting at number 88 on the UK Singles Chart. It received three nominations at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards: Record of the Year, Best Rap Song, and Best Music Video..
The video uses a style similar to the Censored Eleven cartoons, depicting several well-known stereotypes associated with African Americans. Among other things, the video touches on African American culture, stereotypes, various roles within the black community, and how money affects the black community. O. J. Simpson (the song's namesake) is featured saying the rumored line, "I'm not black, I'm O.J.," a reference to the idea that wealth, notoriety, and fame can transcend race. The video was ranked the best music video of 2017 by Rolling Stone.
|2018||Grammy Awards (60th)||Record of the Year||Nominated|||
|Best Rap Song||Nominated|
|Best Music Video||Nominated|
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||53|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||88|
|UK R&B (Official Charts Company)||27|
|US Billboard Hot 100||23|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||10|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000|
sales+streaming figures based on certification alone