After Jay-Z and Beyonce welcomed Blue Ivy, we became excited at the prospect of ‘music inspired by the baby’. Turns out they are having fun spending time with their newborn and in no hurry to get back into the studio.
Daily Mail has the details
“I thought baby Blue would inspire me to write songs… but I just want to hang out with her’: Jay-Z on why he prefers the nursery to the studio
PUBLISHED: 21:29 GMT, 15 May 2012 | UPDATED: 23:41 GMT, 15 May 2012
Jay-Z has revealed he thought he would be ‘inspired’ to write music by the birth of his daughter, but instead just wants to spend time with his new arrival.
The rapper became father for the first time in January to baby Blue Ivy with wife Beyonce Knowles, and although he thought the experience would have him locked in the studio with new ideas, he has preferred to simply spend time with his newborn
Loving fatherhood: The rappper, pictured at the Philadelphia Museum of Art yesterday, now prefers spending time with his daughter to writing music
He told MTV: ‘After my daughter was born I thought I would be more inspired with all the new feelings and everything that I’d have to write about, but it really happened the other way.
‘I just really wanna hang out with her. I just wanna enjoy those moments for a bit and I’m sure that feeling of music will come back to me.’
Days after Blue’s birth Jay released the track ‘Glory’ in tribute, which included a sample of the baby’s cries.
While many presumed this was a new direction for a rapper known for his tough lyrics, he claims he has shown his tender side since the early part of his career, with tracks such as Regrets on his debut, Reasonable Doubt.
He added: ‘My music has always been like that, if you listen to Glory and you listen to Regrets side by side, it’s exploring the same sort of emotions.
‘It’s just one deals with my mom, one deals with my daughter. My music has always been filled with those sort of emotions.’
Jay has this week launched his Made in America festival, which will take place in Philadelphia on September 1 and 2.