Blue Ivy’s Freestyle Rap on Jay-Z’s New ‘4:44’ Album Is the Cutest Thing You Will Hear Today
Boom shakalaka! We already knew Blue Ivy Carter came out of the womb a star, but now she has officially made her debut as baby rapper extraordinaire.
The five-year-old queen flaunted her flawless freestyle rap skills on a bonus track featured on “Big Pimpin'” papa Jay-Z's new album, 4:44. The freestyle, aptly titled “Blue’s Freestyle/We Family,” lasts only 45 seconds, but it is hands down the most adorable thing to hit the internet since that video of a kitten playing with ducklings. (We'll give you a minute to Google.)
Some of baby Blue’s lyrics are a tad difficult to decipher (she is five...), but she clearly possesses her parents' unparalleled musical virtuosity.
“Everything, everything is my only single thing / Everything I hear is my answer...I never hear that / I be in the posse / Never seen a ceiling in my whole life,” she raps. Though the last bit about ceilings seems unlikely, she’s got a nice flow going on.
Her refrain is more distinct: "Boom shakalaka / Boom shakalaka / Everything in shaka / Everything in faka." YASSSS, Blue, YAS!
Jay-Z released his highly anticipated album on his streaming platform, TIDAL, last week, and it's now available to download on Apple Music. But here’s the kicker: If you want to hear the sweet rapping delight of Mizz Blue Ivy Carter, you must purchase a physical (yes, you read that right) CD, as the physical album is the only place her track is featured.
No but seriously, has anyone really purchased a CD since Nobody Beats the Wiz went out of business?