Even though we were warned several weeks in advance, Jay-Z’s 13th studio album, 4:44, still managed to be one of the most incredible hip-hop surprises of 2017.
Through pure, raw lyricism and revelatory vibes laced through each track, Hov returned to his rap throne after his four-year album hiatus. The opus also hit RIAA-certified platinum status in under a week of its release, proving once more that even at 47 years old, the Roc Nation boss has still got this rap thing in the bag. But if you think Jigga is a beast on wax, just get an earful of his 5-year-old baby girl Blue Ivy Carter’s adorable bars.
Revealed on one-third of the project’s crisp new tracks, "Blue's Freestyle/We Family," Blue spits 45 seconds-worth of bars that even we must say has some great potential to end the career of your favorite mumble rapper.
"Everything, everything is my only single thing,” she adorably rhymes. “Everything I hear is my answer, I never hear that / I be in the posse / Never seen a ceiling in my whole life."
There you have it, folks. Ms. Blue Ivy has officially become the first person to out-rap Hov — and on his own album!
Listen to Blue's bars and how the internet has crowned the 5-year-old femcee below.
Joe Budden about to be REAL mad at Blue Ivy for being young, happy and rapping. pic.twitter.com/dhfIfuGfcH— Key 🗝🥀 (@amour_key98) July 7, 2017
"Boom shakalaka, boom shakalaka. Everything in shaka, everything in faka"— pierce (@nicxbey) July 7, 2017
Blue Ivy ATE this. pic.twitter.com/5fZG60d0g6
Blue Ivy: "doitlooklikeiwasleftoff444" pic.twitter.com/Lhdqt0MSx7— ronald isley (@yoyotrav) July 7, 2017
Blue Ivy: Everything a singaaa everything a shacka, everything a shacka. boom shaka laka, boom shaka laka. pic.twitter.com/ZakzacXQdf— Kazeem Famuyide (@RealLifeKaz) July 7, 2017
When Kanye realizes it's time to put North West in the studio after hearing Blue Ivy... pic.twitter.com/18A671geK1— Percy Mack (@Nicktheegr8) July 7, 2017
blue said "never seen a ceiling in my whole life" and that could be gibberish or maybe i'm just that broke— Desus Nice (@desusnice) July 7, 2017
yall talm bout boom shakalaka but we not gonna ignore Blue Ivy sayin "never seen a ceiling in my whole life"— Prettyboi Barz ;( (@BarzdaLyricist) July 7, 2017
AKA THE SKY IS THE LIMIT pic.twitter.com/qKClCo5pY8
me @ miss Blue Ivy's freestyle even though I'm not entirely sure what baby girl is saying pic.twitter.com/sf4ok7QMMo— ♛ (@beytrash) July 7, 2017
Blue Ivy needs to come out with a mixtape next year and Asahd needs to produce it. Bout to be LIT pic.twitter.com/3VV84YOIxV— midnight sapphire💎 (@mynameis_LP) July 7, 2017
Blue Ivy coming out with her album entitled "apple juice." But for now, here's her bars on 4:44👍🏾 pic.twitter.com/0hI6u0rTCW— rah-mel (@itsRamel) July 7, 2017
"boom Chaka Laka....everything in Chaka" - Blue Ivy— TEEJAY (@travisTHX) July 7, 2017
"I'm EVERY woman, it's all IN ME" - Chaka Khan pic.twitter.com/KahqlnHtnE
Only mumble rap we acknowledge is blue ivy? pic.twitter.com/B1FlJO5sDj— 🦂 Mr. Pull Up 🦂 (@Kid_canon) July 7, 2017
I log onto Blue Ivy out rapping and having more flow than your mediocre mumble rap faves pic.twitter.com/3Hs5chBAEi— Eobard Thawne (@FrankenFert) July 7, 2017
(Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)