Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Singled Out - Glory by Jay-Z ft B.I.C
It's nice of Jay to take a second away from the Lennox Hill Hopsital Suite/Mobile 40/40 club to drop a new track honoring his baby girl. But I almost kinda wished he didn't.
Jay still is, a magnificent rapper. His word play and flow are, all things considered, consistently remarkable over a long career.
But that's just it. This is a remarkably unremarkable song for Hov. And it's a remarkably unremarkable song for his first born to boot.
The lyrics are treacle over the top, even given the subject matter. I paint the sky blue? That's real cute. Sounds of her cooing? No. Talk about conception in Paris? Ew. I kinda gave up on it with his line about Destiny's child. I might've thrown up in my mouth a little.
The only thing redeeming is The Neptune's produced track underneath. Pharrell always turns out
I'm happy for Jay and Beyonce. I wish them all the happiness that their daughter will bring to their life, because I know the happiness that my two boys have brought to mine. But maybe not tribute songs to her or the next one anymore?
Stream Jay-Z's "Glory" at Life + Times