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Jay-Z releases teasers for songs inspired by daughter

By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com   |   June 29, 2013 at 3:23 PM  |  Updated June 30, 2013 at 3:45 PM   |   Comments

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June 29 (UPI) -- Jay-Z released teaser videos for two songs inspired by daughter Blue Ivy Carter on up forthcoming 12th studio solo album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail."

In the teaser for a song called "Jay-Z Blue," the rapper waxes poetic on what it means to be a father and a man.

"My pop left when I was young, so he didn't teach me how to be a man, nor how to raise a child, or treat a woman. So, of course, my karma, the two things I need, I don't have. And I have a daughter," he says. "It's the paranoia of not being a great dad."

In the teaser for "Heaven," Jay-Z says that to him heaven "is in your daughter's laughter."

"Hell could be if your child is missing for three minutes -- you’re in three minutes of hell," he says. "It's just not my belief that a just God would make you burn for eternity for [the] free will that he gave you."

"Magna Carta Holy Grail" will be released July 7.

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