Jay-Z: Songs He Doesn’t Want His Daughter To Hear

If you have any type of civilized bone in your body you can acknowledge that the entrance of a child into your world changes things.  The child changes how you see yourself.  The child changes how you see your relationship with your spouse.  The child changes how you see the world.  Some folks embrace the responsibility that comes with being a parent….others run from the responsibility.  Regardless of what your reaction is, you are impacted nonetheless.  Patrice Evans of Grantland.com recently took a look at some of Jay-Z’s popular tracks and suggested that these songs possess lyrics that HOV won’t want his daughter to hear.  BLAM Fam check out the lyrics and let us know what you think.

I’ve heard it said nothing transforms a man like having a baby girl. So news that Jay-Z and Beyoncé are having a daughter could mean we will never see or hear from the old Shawn Carter again. Old Jay-Z: “hard dick and bubble gum”. New Jay-Z: poopy diapers and baby food.

It’s the beginning of a new era in hip hop. The Old Man Rap era. And a lot of emcees are gonna have some ‘splainin’ to do. Hov, to his jeweler’s credit, has always talked more Maybachs and ice, than about his sidepiece and wife. So he won’t have as much umm, err, umm stammering to contend with as, say, Kanye. But here’s five songs we still expect to be removed from Lil Hovita’s iPod.

As a joke I think they should play “Big Pimpin’” in the birthing room. It’s the only way to “re-claim” the song. Otherwise, Jay told the Wall Street Journal even he cringes when he hears it, “Some [lyrics] become really profound when you see them in writing. Not “Big Pimpin.” That’s the exception. It was like, I can’t believe I said that. And kept saying it. What kind of animal would say this sort of thing? Reading it is really harsh.”
Cover the Ears Quotable:
In the cut where I keep ’em
’til I need a nut, ’til I need to beat the guts
Then it’s beep beep, and I’m picking them up
Let em play with the dick in the truck

This one is gonna hurt to lose, it being his first hit record and all. The chorus is so catchy. And easily converted to baby talk, “Ain’t no daddy like the one I got. No one can change me better”. Alas, at some point she’ll get older and the questions will come up. Why is it all they get is 50-cent franks and papaya’s, daddy? And who are the black chicks, besides mommy, between the sheets like Essence? What is Essence? That’s even before getting to the matter of Foxy Brown, and the open wound of Jaz-O. It’s gonna have to go, or at least be kept password protected in the cloud.
Cover the Ears Quotable:
I been sinnin’ since you was playing with Barbie and Ken ‘n
You can’t change a player’s game in the ninth inning.

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4 replies
  1. Rose
    Rose says:


  2. Rose
    Rose says:

    Everybody’s parents have a past. Im sure my mom wasn’t always as sweet and motherly as she is now. Naturally they will explain what they do for a living like any other parents and allow their children to hear what they feeldo is appropriate. My dad was a “rapper” back in the day and he didnt let me hear any of his crazy lyrics. They are grown and not everything is for children. Every artist shouldn’t have to sensor themselves in the name of children. If that was the case we wouldn’t have classics like “Let’s Get It On”. If you don’t want your kids to listen then don’t let them. Simple as that.

  3. Aretha Hill
    Aretha Hill says:

    Well He and B should'nt write them…They both need to change their lyrics for all the children!! Not Just theirs.

  4. Shamell Jackson
    Shamell Jackson says:

    Jay isn't alone. I mean really, all of the pics of Beyonce and some of her lyrics are not child friendly for a girl or boy. And at the end of the day the pics will live on and some boy will say see I have this picture/video of your mommy and she doesn't have clothes on. OK she wears clothes, they just don't always provide full coverage. I wonder how entertainers explain what they do for work to their kids and how it conflicts/compliments their belief system.

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