Blue Ivy Made Her Rap Debut on a Bonus Track from Jay-Z’s 4:44 Album
When I was five years old, I spent my time riding tricycles down the street, watching Saturday morning cartoons, and sitting in a pile of Legos I had a habit of dumping on the floor. For Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s daughter Blue Ivy, the age of five won’t be remembered for anything as mundane as Tokyo Drift tricycle rides around the block. Ever since she was born into music’s most royal household, the world has waited with baited breath for her music debut and now, her time has arrived.
“Everything everything this my only single thing. Everything I hear is my answer,” Ivy spits on a verse so hot it could be a second sun before later declaring: “Never seen a ceiling in my whole life.” The song, called “Blue’s Freestyle/We Family,” is one of three new bonus tracks that coincide with Jay-Z’s 4:44 album dropping on every single streaming service not named Spotify.
The 45 seconds that Ivy spends rapping on the track are, quite simply, the cutest thing we’ve heard in weeks—and not just because we can’t understand half of what she says. As one would expect from a five-year-old, much of the verse is indecipherable but it does end with a truly fire mantra of “Boom shakalaka. Everything in shaka. Everything in faka.”
What does it mean? We have no idea, but what’s certain is that the internet has collectively exploded in celebration of her long-awaited music debut.
Le freestyle de Blue Ivy sur 4:44pic.twitter.com/UvdQnd2SvB
— BEYONCÉ DIVA (@Bey_Diva_) July 7, 2017
Me: Rap is getting so much worse these days. Lyrics are so meaningless now
Blue: Boom shakalaka pic.twitter.com/hHVbR7yyQ4
— Big Mad (@ivyanthony95) July 7, 2017