Jay-Z Breaks Down “Jay-Z Blue” (Video)

blame it on Illy June 28, 2013

Hov breaks down “Jay-Z Blue” off Magna Carta Holy Grail arriving July 4 on the Android App available on Google Play.

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  • kanyeyougetnohucksbruh

    Rick Rubin is a peak

  • Dame Dash

    HOV about to make the song cry again

  • Dame Dash

    HOV about to make the song cry again.

  • no

    Does it come out the 4th or 7th …im confused ?

  • XI

    4th for the first million people who download it on their next generation samsung devices, and on the 7th officially.

  • XI

    *and then on…

  • no

    on a sunday? strange…

  • The first sign of “Superman’s Kryptonite” in 20 years..It’s Great to see Jay-Z in the moment as just “a father” not HOV. U see on his face his concern of being a Good father and husband, not just a sperm donor like the rest.. Throw ya Diamonds in the air ..for Fatherhood!! Its The Roc!

  • marty mcfly

    I think some people just pay attention to his flamboyant songs so much that they assume Jayz has no fears or concerns. Jay has made so many songs discussing his fear of failure (in general and in the context of fatherhood) that him showing another side of vulnerability shouldn’t be much of a surprise. Jayz talks about trying to be a good father to his nephews in Anything, Jay –

    Dear nephews, I’m writing’ this with no pen or a pad
    And I’m signing it, ya uncle, ya best friend, and ya dad
    Don’t look back if you fall and you’re feeling bad
    I’m right there from your cut to when you peelin’ the scab
    If it comes a time when you ain’t feelin’ your real dad
    Put my face on his body don’t wait for nobody…

    He talks about his own father in Where Have You Been, Jay –

    I wanted to walk just like him (remember?)
    Wanted to talk just like him (word)
    Often momma said I look too much
    And I thought just like him (and I’d get happy)
    Wanted to drink Miller nips
    And smoke Newports just like you
    But you left me, now I’m goin to court just like you
    I would say “my daddy loves me and he’ll never go away”
    Bullshit, do you even remember December’s my birthday?

    He talks the consequences of not fathering your children in Meet The Parents (metaphorically) , Jay –

    Mike was still crazy out there runnin’ the streets
    Had his old reliable thirty-eight gun in his reach
    It’s been fourteen years, him and Isis ain’t speak
    He runnin’ around like life’s a peach, ’til one day
    He approached this thug that had a mean mug
    And it looked so familiar that he called him “Young Cuz”
    Told him, get off the strip but the boy ain’t budge (fuck you)
    Instead he pulled out a newer thirty-eight snub
    He clearly had the drop but the boy just paused (hold up)
    There was somethin’ in this man’s face he knew he seen before
    It’s like lookin’ in the mirror, seein’ hisself more mature
    And he took it as a sign from the almighty Lord
    You know what they say about he who hesitates in war
    (What’s that?) He who hesitates is lost
    He can’t explain what he saw before his picture went blank
    The old man didn’t think he just followed his instinct
    Six shots into his kid, out of the gun
    Niggas be a father, you’re killin’ your son
    Six shots into his kin out of the gun
    Niggas, be a father, you killin’ your sons

    December 4th, Jay –

    But I feel worthless cause my shirts wasn’t matching my gear
    Now I’m just scratching the surface cause what’s buried under there
    Was a kid torn apart once his pop disappeared…
    Now all the teachers couldn’t teach me
    And my momma couldn’t beat me
    Hard enough to match the pain of my pops not seeing me, so
    With that disdain in my membrane
    Got on my pimp game
    Fuck the world, my defense came…

    In New Day he ends the song like this, Jay –

    Promise to never leave him even if his mama tweakin’
    Cause my dad left me and I promise never repeat him
    Never repeat him, never repeat him

    And one of the most emotional and visual rhymes out his catalogue imo is from Moment Of Clarity, Jay –

    Pop died, didn’t cry, didn’t know him that well
    Between him doing heroin and me doing crack sales
    Put that in the eggshell, standing at the tabernacle
    Rather the church, pretending to be hurt wouldn’t work
    So a smirk was all on my face
    Like “damn, that man’s face is just like my face”
    So pop, I forgive you for all the shit that I lived through
    It wasn’t all your fault, homey you got caught
    Into the same game I fought, that Uncle Ray lost
    My big brothers and so many others I saw

    I could go on with many other songs he did discussing the issue of fatherhood but I say all that to say when he talks about his daughter now like in Glory you get to see him continue the discussion of father with him now having a child himself but still this topic is one he has struggled with for his whole life and imo he has humanized himself on every album of his career.

  • Mt

    @marty mcfly

    cool story bro

  • XI

    ^ MARTY

    You disgust me.
    HOW DARE YOU not mention “Beach Chair”.. the entire song!..
    The verses regarding his future child, man. That song is beautiful.

  • gregory kruxx.

    @marty …werd up…u said it bro…
    this album gona be a classic.. its already a game changer in terms of marketing…if the music live up to it then we gona have to put it with reasonable doubt and the blueprint..
    But then again only time will tell…but im hyped.

  • Check

    Rick Rubin annoys the shit out of me… forever laying on that couch.. Like bitch don’t you have work to do

  • triPAUD

    lol every clip rick rubin falls doses a little farther into sleep.

    he’s tired from work.

  • Koaf

    i feel like he really trying to give the audience something more on this album… money… the same as love always need to be talked about because its essential to our living as humans but i feel a deep artistic effort coming from this album… he will never change too much but this is refreshing album…”without even been heard”lol


    Faggot rap for yuppies and Satan worshippers.

  • marty mc fly manlool wats ure twitter i need to follow u lol #teamrocboys