Jay-Z has never had a problem expressing his feelings on being a father and discussing experiences with the absence of his own father in his music. He spoke about the birth of his baby girl, Blue Ivy, on the track “Glory”, and talks about his father in “Moment of Clarity” & “Where Have You Been”.
On his upcoming “Magna Carta Holy Grail” album, he has another track titled “Jay-Z Blue” where he talks about his paranoia about being a father and how it seemed almost pre-destined that a man who never had a father figure to follow behind & learn right from wrong, how to treat a woman, or even how to raise a child would end up a father raising a woman. Two of the things he never learned how to do.
In his continuing promotion with Samsung for his album, he released video where he talks about the song and it’s meaning.
“We still marvel at her,” Jay explains in the video, speaking with producer Rick Rubin. “It’s most obvious on the song called ‘Jay-Z Blue.’ It deals with, you know, my pop left when I was young. So, he didn’t teach me how to be a man nor how to raise a child or treat a woman. So, of course, my karma, the two things I need, I don’t have. And I have a daughter.”
It’s a beautiful thing to see a man grow up and mature on his own, and mold himself into a perfect definition of a gentleman. He runs major business, loves his wife, and their child. Jay can do no wrong & I’m sure those two little baby eyes of Blue Ivy’s feel the same way.
(For the lyrics to the track, download the Google Play app on any Samsung device.)