It’s funky diaper central up at Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s homestead these days, with the singer giving birth to the rapper’s daughter Blue Ivy Carter this past Saturday night. Of course, being a rap superstar, Jay’s first call of duty hasn’t been to place a bumper order at Babies ’R’ Us, but to welcome little Blue Ivy into the world by penning an ode to her. Titled “Glory,” the soothing, leisurely track opens with Jay declaring, “The most amazing feeling I feel/ Words can’t describe the feeling for real.” After which he then, er, goes on to describe his feelings towards her — although as the song unfolds he fails to explain the origins behind Blue Ivy’s name.
After recounting the no-doubt touching scene where Beyoncé witnesses a newborn Blue Ivy wiggling her hands and decides that this is awesome choreographed baby dancing, Jay reveals how “You don’t yet know what swag is/ But you was made in Paris” and offers up the crucial future life lesson “Make sure the plane you on is bigger than your carry-on baggage.”
As the track winds down, the two-day-old Blue Ivy then gets the opportunity to set the record for the youngest ever guest spot on a rap song as her wails and cry are layered over the beat. It’s a cute tribute, if not the most headphone-friendly thing you’ll ever hear. Still, Blue Ivy’s early bawls are far preferable to another Memphis Bleek guest verse — although we’re tickled by the idea of Jay’s old Roc-A-Fella failures being given new jobs as nannies and baby-sitters up at B and Hov’s abode.