Beyonce and Jay-Z welcomed their first child Saturday night at New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital. The baby girl, named Blue Ivy Carter, has had the attention of media and fans since her mother dramatically announced her pregnancy at the Video Music Awards last fall.The new Jay-Z “Glory” lyrics are blowing up the Internet as of Monday, January 9th. That’s just a few days after Beyonce’s baby Blue Ivy Carter was born, and features a sample of the newborn crying at the end. It’s not the first time, though, as Jigga’s new joint is one of several to honor the birth of a new child. [Listen to GLORY]
Jay-Z’s new song “Glory” is clearly one dedicated to Blue Ivy, and just may appear on a new album in the future. It could very well join several other tracks spanning different musical genres that have described the beauty of birth and life. According to Slate’s recent article, Stevie Wonder’s soulful song “Isn’t She Lovely?” was inspired by the birth of daughter Aisha Morris. The song was recorded back in 1976 and featured Wonder’s new baby on the track. Slate calls it “the definitive new baby song.” It’s a song many people have heard, too, making it one of the most popular and mainstream.
Jay-Z’s fellow rap star, Lauryn Hill of Fugees and solo fame, also gave props to her newborn child. Her song “To Zion” appeared on her Grammy-winning album, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” She basically compares the birth of her son Zion David Nesta Marley to “arrival in the promised land.” Her son will certainly have a lot to live up to as he continues to mature and age!
A few other tracks that Slate mentions include “Stay Up Late” by Talking Heads, “In Metal” by Low, and “I Saw God Today” by George Strait. While these might not be known by everyone, they all celebrate the birth of a new child. George Strait’s track features him witnessing the birth of his daughter, and it went as high as #1 on the country charts just three years ago.
With that in mind, and the chatter on the Internet, if Jay-Z releases this single to iTunes in the next few weeks, he’s certainly got a winner on his hands. Most of the Twitter users are loving the track and praising its beauty. It may become the new generation hip hop baby anthem for years to come. With Jay-Z going deep emotionally to celebrate his new daughter’s life, it makes for a song many parents can identify with today. Maybe they’ll even get new mom Beyonce to add a hook or chorus on the remix. [via EntertainmentGather.com]
Speculations surfaced about everything from the baby’s due date to a future career in music, according to The Reliable Source:
The first child for hip-hop’s royal couple, who wed in April 2008, has been the most anticipated and rumor-generating celebaby of the year (unless Kate Middleton steps up to the plate).
The name chosen by the proud parents has already sparked a few conspiracy theories, and some strong opinions. One such rumor suggests that the name Blue Ivy proves that the couple are members of the Illuminati, reports Jen Chaney of Celebritology:
There are other online theories floating around that seem flat-out ridiculous, including some that purport that the innocent girl’s name actually means Lucifer’s daughter when spelled backwards. (It doesn’t.)
A more legitimate explanation for the name comes courtesy of People and other outlets, which points out that “Blue” may be a reference to Jay-Z’s “Blueprint ” albums, and Ivy may be a riff on the number four, a lucky one for Beyonce and her husband. (IV is, of course, the roman numeral four.)
There are plenty of other explanations for the slightly abnormal name choice, though the couple has not made an announcement about the child’s birth or her name.
Despite the speculation, Janice D’Arcy of On Parenting noted that a generic name might not be fitting for a child who will inevitably spend a lot of time in the spotlight.
Another explanation may be that Blue Ivy’s parents knew that there was no reason to follow rules like the level-headed advice Jennifer Griffin gives in her new baby-naming book, “Bring Back Beatrice!” (Workman Publishing, 2011):
“Give him a name that will work in any situation, and if he wants a cooler name for show business, he’ll change it himself.”
Little Blue Ivy will never, even when her tendrils grow into adulthood, be obscure. Why give her a name that suggests otherwise?
Besides, is pairing two rather pretty words together make a name so wrong?