Jay-Z Releases "Glory," Featuring Blue Ivy Carter

Jay-Z Releases "Glory," Featuring Blue Ivy Carter

Days after her birth, Jay-Z records "Glory" with his baby girl, Blue Ivy Carter.

Published January 9, 2012

In a rare act of soul bearing, Jay-Z has released a new song to celebrate the birth of his brand new daughter with Beyoncé, Blue Ivy Carter. While no photos of the newborn have yet been released, Jay opens up about the journey to child birth on the song, which even features the sound of young Blue's cries — her introduction to the world.

The track, titled "Glory" and produced by the Neptunes, was posted by Jay-Z on his website, Life+Times. The infant Blue gets a credit on the song as "B.I.C."

"The most amazing feeling I feel, words can't describe such a feeling for real / Baby I'll paint the sky blue, my greatest creation was you," Jay begins.

On the track, Jay, who is notoriously private about his personal life, opens up about his emotions for his first child, even revealing that she was conceived in Paris.

"A smaller, better, faster me, small dash of Hov — a whole glass of Bey," he says, later adding "The most beautifulest thing in this world, you're Daddy's little girl."

In perhaps the song's most shocking moment, however, Jay-Z confesses that he and Bey had a miscarriage in the past.

"False alarms and false starts, all made better by the sound of your heart," he rhymes. "Last time the miscarriage was so tragic, we was afraid you'd disappear but nah baby you magic."

The miscarriage wouldn't have been the first that Jay has endured. In his 2010 book Decoded, the rap superstar revealed that his verse on the Dynasty classic "This can't be life" was about a miscarriage his then-girlfriend suffered in 1994.

Listen to "Glory," and the first vocal appearance of Blue Ivy Carter, at Life + Times.


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Written by Reggie Ugwu


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