In a new video promo for his album, Jay-Z discusses how his shortcomings as a father and husband stem from not having a father himself. In his new song “Blue,” Jay reveals his fears of fatherhood and in “Heaven,” he discusses his interaction with his daughter Blue Ivy for all those willing to listen. His new album Magna Carta Holy Grail drops soon; actually July 4th, if you have a Samsung. So you will have to wait.
If there is one thing that can be said about his music is that he sprinkles heartfelt truth here and there. This is something that can’t be said about most Hip Hop these days. It would appear that with being a dad he is shedding more of his braggadocio and bling to show more of his makeup as a man.
“I have a daughter,” Jay-Z explains. “It’s the paranoia of not being a great dad.” Fatherhood will change you! If it doesn’t you are not doing it right. You can take that to the bank.