On the heels of me talking about guys feeling their feelings, and negative portrayals of dads in the media, comes inspiring news from a surprising source: Jay-Z.Jay-Z became a father in January 2012, when his wife, Beyonce Knowles, gave birth to a daughter, Blue Ivy. Now, in a series of videos hyping his new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, Jay-Z talks with famed producer and co-founder of Def Jam records Rick Rubin about fame and fatherhood.
Discussing a song about his daughter, "Jay-Z Blue," Jay says that he and Beyonce still marvel at their daughter. He then goes on to discuss his anxieties as a father and husband: "My pop left when I was young, and he didn't teach me how to be a man, or raise a child, or treat a woman… [The song's about] the paranoia of not being a great dad."
What dad can't relate to those two sentiments? Awe over the beauty of his child, and an at times almost overwhelming fear that he doesn't know how to be a father, that he's somehow going to mess it all Read More »from The Blue Ivy League: Jay-Z’s Surprisingly Honest Song About Fatherhood and Marriage