News: Jay-Z Speaks On Newborn Daughter, "A Younger, Smarter, Faster Me" [Audio]
Monday, Jan 9, 2012 3:25PM
Rap mogul Jay-Z is celebrating the birth of his and wife Beyonce's first daughter by releasing a new Neptunes-produced dedication record entitled, "Glory".
Less than 48 hours after his daughter's birth, Jay's tribute record has begun circulating online.
"False alarms and false starts/All made better by the sound of your heart/All the pain of the last time/I prayed so hard it was the last time/Your mama said that you danced for her/Did you wiggle your hands for her?/Glory! Glory! Glory! Sorry../Everything that I prayed for/God's gift, I wish I would've prayed more/God makes no mistakes, I made a few/Rough sledding here and there, but I made it through/I wreak havoc on the world, get ready for part 2/A younger, smarter faster me/So a pinch of Hov, a whole glass of Bé" ("Glory")
On the record, Young Hov also envisions his daughter's future.
"God damn, I can't deliver failure/Bad a** Lil Hov 2 years old, shopping on Savile Row/Wicked a** lil b/Hard not to spoil you rotten, looking like little me/The most beautifulest thing in this world/Daddy's little girl/You don't yet know what swag is/But you was made in Paris/And mama woke up the next day and/Shot her album package/Last time the miscarriage was so tragic/We was afraid you disappeared/But nah, baby you magic/Today you have it, sh*t happens/Make sure the plane you on is bigger/Than your carry-on baggage/Everybody go through stuff/Life is a gift love, open it up/You're a child of destiny/You're a child of my destiny/You're my child with the child from Destiny's Child/That's a h*ll of a recipe." ("Glory")
In 2010, Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys penned a record for her newborn son with husband/rap star Swizz Beatz.
Eve fares far better teaming up with her "Rock With You" partner in crime, Alicia Keys, for Swizz Beatz's latest "Monster Monday" track, "Speechless." The song borrows from Kanye West's "Devil In a Dress" and finds the new mother glowing about the impact her newborn and motherhood has had on her life while Eve chimes in with a brief verse about a guy's love spell leaving her tongue-tied. (MOG)
Beyonce and Jay welcomed their newborn daughter late Saturday (January 7) night.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z welcomed a daughter Saturday night in New York, the little one's arrival coming via scheduled C-section, mutliple sources confirm to E! News. And the pop 'n' hip-hop princess' name? Drumroll, please... Blue Ivy Carter! (At least that's what Jay-Z is telling pals at this point--the couple's reps have not immediately responded to calls seeking comment.) (E! News)
Check out "Glory" below: