Jay-Z celebrates his 'greatest creation' in new song 'Glory'
"You're my child of a child from Destiny's Child."
With the Internet still abuzz over the delivery of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s firstborn, Blue Ivy Carter, the rapper did what any excited new papa would do: He released a song.
The tribute track, "Glory," made its debut on Jay’s website, Life and Times, on Monday -- only two days after his little girl made her debut (reportedly in style at a private wing in New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital). In the post, there's a photo of the Empire State Building and the words "Life just got REALLY good."
Jay-Z has been notoriously mum on his relationship with Beyoncé, and his emotional verse on his “greatest creation” dug deep into the couple’s struggles to conceive a child, revealing that Bey previously suffered a miscarriage.
“False alarms and false starts, all made better by the sound of your heart. All of the pain of the last time, I prayed so hard it was the last time,” he rapped. “You don’t yet know what swag is, but you was made in Paris and Mama woke up the next day and shot an album package.”
Just when the song couldn’t get cuter (there’s plenty of one-liners to pull at your heartstrings), Jay even gives “Daddy’s little girl” her first feature as he recorded her cries for the end of the track. He even shouts out his long fallen friend Biggie by crediting her, B.I.C.
Take a listen to the track here, and we dare you not to get misty eyed.
-- Gerrick D. Kennedy
Photo: Jay-Z and Beyoncé in a file photo. Credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images