Jay-Z’s first record from The Blueprint 3, “Jockin’ Jay-Z (Dope Boy Fresh),” has hit the airwaves and the Internet. Hov debuted part of the record onstage at Madison Square Garden in New York last week while making a guest appearance at Kanye West’s Glow in the Dark tour stop. It’s now clear he was rapping the second verse.
The first verse starts with Jigga giving a tip of his blue New York Yankees cap to Run-DMC.
“Whooooooose howwwwwwwse?” Jay asks, quoting “Run’s House.” Moments later, “the only rapper that could still get money in the drought” shows support to a certain senator.
“I rock with Obama but I ain’t no politician,” he raps, “And I chill with the thugs and the gangsters too/ I ain’t a Blood but I’m warring with the boys in blue/ Crooked officer, crooked officer/ Why you wanna see me in a coffin, sir?”
The hook uses Run from Run-DMC’s voice and takes us back to the late ’80s when the Kings from Queens dropped “Dumb Girl.” Run rapped, “Seen you jockin’ J.C./ ‘Cause he got a Mercedes/ And you know about his ladies.”
“Jockin’ Jay-Z” ends with Hov overtly sending a shout-out to Pimp C — who was honored at the Ozone Awards in Houston Monday night — and championing his wife’s physique, among other sharp lines.
Kanye West’s production on the track is not so soulful, in the original Blueprint mode, but is more of a throwback to hard-hitting drums and gold-chain swagger.
Last week on Shade 45 satellite radio, Hov told hosts Elliott Wilson and Angela Yee that he wasn’t sure if Blueprint 3 would be coming out this year, but he does have some records done already.