When I heard the news about Beyonce’s pregnancy, the first thing I wondered was what kind of gorgeous clothes Sasha Fierce would swathe her bump in. The second thing I wondered was how fatherhood would jibe with Jay-Z’s hardcore persona. Would he throw in references to Baby Bjorns and Pampers in his rhymes? Would his choice of stroller cause the same ripple effect as his choice of champagne?
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Turns out that daughter Blue Ivy, born just 2 days ago, has already turned him into a softie. In a new track, “Glory feat. B.I.C.,” which has just been released on his web site, Jay reveals that the birth of Blue followed a heartbreaking miscarriage, that she was conceived in Paris, and that he considers her to be his greatest creation. He also samples her newborn cries.
Listen to the track here.