PROUD PAPA: Jay-Z Explains The Meaning Behind The Twins’ Names & Gushes Over Blue Ivy’s ‘Freestyle’
In part 2 of his exclusive “Rap Radar” interview, Jay-Z explains the meaning behind the twins’ names and Blue Ivy’s epic freestyles.
Jay-Z Talks Naming Sir & Rumi, Blue Ivy’s Freestyle
Part 2 of Jay-Z‘s in-depth interview with Rap Radar‘s Elliott Wilson and Brian “B.Dot” Miller has been released and it’s just as dope as Part 1.
During the hour-long convo, Jay-Z spoke briefly about he and Beyonce‘s two-month-old twins, Sir and Rumi, and explained the meaning behind their names.
Jay told Elliott and B.Dot, “Rumi is our favorite poet, so it was for our daughter. Sir was just like, man, come out the gate. He carries himself like that. He just came out, like, Sir.”
The proud papa grinned from ear-to-ear and gushed as he recalled the day Blue Ivy dropped her epic “freestyle” on his bonus track, “We Family.”
I started playing the beat and I was playing it for so long and then I started doing something and she went and she got the headphones and she climbed on the little stool.
And then, she just started like rapping. Well…she started doing that and the pockets she was catching – I was like, ‘Oh sh*t!’
I couldn’t believe it. I have it on my phone. Five minutes! That was all I put on there, but five minutes of her doing that! I’m talking about amazing pockets. But, kept bringing back, ‘Boom Shaka Laka’
I was like, ‘Oh, she understands the concept of a hook!’ She’s five! She understands the concept of a hook!
Then, she caught that, ‘Never seen a ceiling in my whole life!’ I was like, ‘What the f*ck is going on in here?!?’
What of the great memories! I have that in my phone – five minutes!
Listen to Blue Ivy get busy below!
Watch Part 2 of Jay-Z’s interview below.