Jay-Z Talks Blue Ivy’s Rap Skills
In his interview with Rap Radar, Jay explains that Blue hopping on “Blue’s Freestyle,” a bonus track off 4:44, was not planned. He says,
I had just finished ‘Family Feud’ and I really liked the beat for ‘We Family.’ I was like, ‘I think I can take that song up a notch.’ So, I started playing the beat and I was playing it for so long that I started doing something. She went and she got the headphones and she climbed on a little stool and then she just started rapping.
Well, she started doing that and the pockets she was catching, I was like, ‘Oh sh*t.’ I couldn’t believe that. I have it on my phone. Five minutes. That was all I put on there but five minutes of her doing that. Amazing pockets. But kept bringing back ‘Boom-Shacka-Lacka.’ I was like, ‘Oh, she understands the concept of a hook!’ She’s five. She understands the concept of a hook and then she caught that, ‘Never seen a ceiling in my whole life.’ I was like, ‘What the f*ck is going on in here?’
During the interview, Jay also explains the meaning behind the couple’s newborn twins names.
Rumi is our favorite poet. So, that was for our daughter. Sir was just like, ‘Man. Come out the gate.’ He carries himself like that. He just came out like Sir.
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