"Jay-Z Blue" Is About "Paranoia" Regarding Fatherhood
Jay-Z releases another behind-the-scenes video for "Magna Carta Holy Grail," offering a glimpse into what "Jay-Z Blue" is about.
Jay-Z has revealed more information regarding his highly-anticipated Magna Carta Holy Grail release, this time offering a look into the making of "Jay-Z Blue." Details come as a promotional effort between Jay-Z and Samsung, where various videos are released to Galaxy users in a Holy Grail app to provide information about the album.
"We still marvel at her," Jay explains in the video, speaking with producer Rick Rubin. "It's most obvious on the song called 'Jay-Z Blue.' It deals with, you know, my pop left when I was young. So, he didn't teach me how to be a man nor how to raise a child or treat a woman. So, of course, my karma, the two things I need, I don't have. And I have a daughter."
Jay-Z continues, providing a brief analysis of the song.
"It's the paranoia of not being a good dad," he adds.
The ad can be viewed below.
Jay-Z has dealt with fatherhood in the past. A recent example of this can be found on "Glory," which also features his child, Blue Ivy Carter. "My greatest creation was you," he rhymes on the song. Jay has also been open about his relationshiop with his father, notably on "Moment of Clarity" and "Where Have You Been."
This is the latest video released by Jay-Z and Samsung. Lyrics to "Jay-Z Blue" can be viewed in the app along with lyrics to other songs. The app works on Galaxy S III, Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Note II phones. The app, which is currently available in the Google Play store, will also hold Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail on July 4, days before it is released to the public.