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New Music: Jay-Z’s New ‘Open Letter’ Discusses Everything From Obama To Cuba To ‘New World Management’


“Obama said ‘chill, you gonna get me impeached”-Jay-Z

(AllHipHop News) After being inspired during a late night studio session last night (April 10th), Jay-Z releases frustrations.

After recent media scrutiny on his recent trip to Cuba, rumored sale of Brooklyn Nets stock and more Hov enlists  Swizz Beatz and Timbaland to release his stress. Mr. Carter waxes poetics over a bouncy ominous track premiered on his Life+Times soundcloud and Hot 97’s Morning Show.

Jay-Z debuted a new song, “Open Letter,” and he doesn’t mince words.

On the song, Jay-Z says, “Politicians never did s**t for me / except lie to me, distort history.”

He also talked about the pressures that he and Obama face in their respective fields.

“Obama said ‘You gonna get me impeached / we don’t need this sh*t anyway chill with me on the beach,” Jay raps.

Briefly, he spoke on the critics that had something to say about his trip with Cuba with wife Beyonce, which was eventually found to be government approved.

“I can turn Havana to Atlanta / ballin’ too much they try to jam you,” he spits. “I’m in Cuba, I love Cubans.”

In his letter he also manages to speak on the recent revelation that he’s selling his stake in The Brooklyn Nets.

“Woulda brought ’em to Brooklyn for free, ‘cept I made a million off you f**kin’ dweebs.

The “Open Letter” also acted as another weapon in the war of radio stations, Hot 97 and Power 105. “We been holding this town up,” said Ebo Darden, Hot 97’s program director.

  • chocboywonder

    I’m not feeling this….when was the last time this dude made a song where he’s not bragging. We get it, you got money. Jay just aint the same no more.

    • Get ur duck ass outa here

      • chocboywonder

        duck ass?

      • justmythoughts

        lol

      • $28825362

        Why you quack on a niga like dat? LOL
        #aflac

    • MR. UNDI$PUTED THE MOGUL

      Yeah Jay, stop talking about how successful you are! “we lazy asses don’t like that”! rap about being broke & trying to get rich like you became or do some gimmicky dance music! Whatever you do stop trying to motivate us to do something besides what Black people are used to!!! Unless your Pete Rock on crack typing the shit you did, change that name & grow up!

      • chocboywonder

        really dude, that song motivated you to do something? explained to me what that song motivated you to do?

        Plus I don’t have a problem with him making songs about having money…i have a problem with him making 10 songs in a row about the same thing.

      • Raheem Classick

        Don’t listen.

      • laurence

        asshole

  • Mecc100

    He is quoting Nas in 2013 (Catch a body head to Houston..New York State of Mind) Jay give it up. Your flow has been weak for the last 3 years. Your subject matter hasn’t changed in 10 years.

  • Romia Blue

    Dame Dash just did a 2 hr interview to complain about dudes and their egos in the industry vs. working with women. Folk are going to hate on JayZ and listen for every fault they can to nit pick on it but you miss the rest. Dude say he own’s the building lol…he STILL gonna make money if he decides to sell his 1% interest. He gonna keep his seats lol…he parodied on Obama getting impeached for being affiliated. Catch a body, head to houston…yeah Nas said it. But ain’t that where Beyonce from too? catch a body means to murder…so couldn’t Jay do his usual playful shyt to say I’mma chill at Mama Tina’s for a sec? If Nas pipes up, we’ll hear about it. Otherwise, this sounds like an interlude to Blue(print) IV(y)

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  • I’m feelin it. I like when any emcee talks against the establishment.

    • Talk against the establishment… google: “CAN GOODS” I Don’t Like

      All this brainwashing music I don’t like
      Dumbing down the music just to get the crowd hype
      Paying to get played on the airwaves, I don’t like
      Posting trash music on facebook and I won’t like
      Won’t sign a label deal that I don’t like
      $7 Mil offered for 3 albums and I didn’t bite
      Didn’t think they’ll put out ish that I really like
      My good music being shelved, yeah right

  • This was subpar at best. He made this for himself. There was no need to share it. Sounds like he’s looking in the mirror trying to convince himself that he’s still got it. #hoviesfallingstar

    • Raheem Classick

      You said > He made this for himself. There was no need to share it / Then there was no need for you to make A comment on it, No diss, Just pointing out the hypocrisy.

      • Interesting perspective. It was a point-of-fact to share with those who don’t know J. I’m still surprised he shared it. He was venting big time when news trickled in about the noise of the cuba trip simultaneously with the share sale.

      • Raheem Classick

        If anything the sale of his shares are good news, Because he’s on to A more profitable venture, As for the noise about the trip to Cuba, He knows the Republicans are trying to make A mountain out of A mole hill, They knew Jay & Bey had already gotten approval from the Treasury Dept but went ahead anyway with lies and distortions about their trip, So now we have stupid people who don’t read past the headlines, This is why some say dumb shit like, He should have gotten permission etc…

  • allen cheeks

    Know ur history! NOT jus rap history! Y’ALL comments need lots of work it outs, maybe they should join the YMCA!

  • disqus_PD09fBlmkC

    Man yall CRAZY, this joint is hot, beat is sick and Jay flow is still the best, he a boss rapping about BOSS problems…cant compare him to any other rapper cause they aint on the level he on. #RealTalk

  • Tonofhiphop

    I love Jay Z, ‘cuz his my favorite mc of all time, beside Tupac, Slick Rick, Jay Z will foerever be in my heart, but after Hardknocks life, I don’t listen to Jay, I lost him ‘cuz he lost himself, after Hardknocks life he done change, I don’t even buy his album or go to his concert, to me he ain’t the Jay that he was back in 1998. To me every song he drop after those year is trash.

    • was feeling the same. Reasonable doubt and In my lifetime vol.1&2 were complete masterpieces. After that things done changed. Reasonable doubt was a record about perspective. To start thinking beyond the hood. thing outside the box and build ah empire. I guess when the empire was built he ran out of topics.

    • Celz

      I respect your opinion.. But Jay was supposed to change.. He wouldn’t arguably be the GOAT if he was still rappin like its 1999 in 2013… Blueprint, Black Album, and American Gangsta can hold their own easily against his older work..

    • N*&&as want my old shit, buy my old album!

  • BillyBobJohn

    nothing special just someone bragging on record again

  • southside4lyfe

    this is joint alright he just release this for the media

    • Raheem Classick

      Cosign.

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  • Ryan Dillard

    jay-z let the gossip build up and then released a track about it. that’s strategic and smart. an over 40 MC that can come in and drop heat when ever he wants is cool as long as its fire. the kill my vibe remix verse was ok but this is from the heart as far as him addressing his haters. the problem i have is when we dont respect the people like the bronx icons and jay-z etc who changed the game and paved the way for us to have hip hop platforms and businesses. why bang on your own culture? at least ride on an MC that is super wack!

  • LexxBrown

    Was @S_C_ JayZ throwing shots, at @BIRDMAN5STAR Birdman in the song #Openletter when he said, “You’re an idiot baby, you should become a student?” Let me know what you think.

    • $18916246

      Nah, though Baby is an idiot…Jay was referring to the Bob Dylan’s song “Idiot Wind”.

      • Raheem Classick

        Thanks for spreading knowledge.

  • $18916246

    These now-a-day swag boy rappers ain’t f*cking with JAY-Z…his place in HIP-HOP music is secure and untouched. No wonder or why. Newbies go buy a freestyle…sad.

  • Dope!

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  • Tonofhiphop

    Mc’s rap better when they are broke, once they get a little money they forgot about where they came from and how they got there, Like Jay-Z once in the song Put your Hands Up: He got a little dough that’s coool with me, he a little car, little jews, but none of them could fool with him, instead of talking about poeople like that, now his like that

  • The Undisputed Leader

    Some of yall really be jockin’ this nigga hard! Of course ain’t nobody on “his level” but he ain’t god.

  • Tall Shon or T.S

    Yall gona learn today..

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  • Dave Williams

    nice song, just wish he makes more REAL hip hop songs

  • Slaughtr

    I don’t know why folks think that because your 40 you can’t rhyme no more where is this fcked mentality coming from I’m 41 and we came fron an era where if you couldn’t freestyle you don’t need to pick up a mic,so please stop thinking a nigga is old we just survived hope some of yall young ass do.I respect artist that are not scared to say what’s on their mind wether you agree or not but again I am sick of the braggin it isn’t neccessary.At the end of the day anybody who speaks what they feel rest easier…only the creator and what he thinks matters.Stay chisel my niggaz.

    • Raheem Classick

      He’s not bragging, In fact he’s replying stupid people.

  • $28825362

    This is what I miss in rap. I miss this Jay-Z right here.

  • niggas is missing the fact he did this shit last night…like he did this last noght and it better then cats who put months of studio time in…When cats let Envy turn to hate they become blind and cant see the beauty of a situation

  • Raheem Classick

    People think Jay is bragging, He’s not bragging, In fact he’s replying to TV & Radio personalities
    and also regular stupid ass people on blogs speaking on rumors about how much stake
    he has in the Nets, Or how the team is really using him,they call him A mascot A figure head
    etc….But actually Jay-Z has been doing some big things like, Making sure the money he put in builds up interest, And then he dose A deal with the Barclays Center where in fact he put A few of his businesses at, And also where he has the ability to make major decisions at the Barclays, Just in case
    he was being used, He made the best of the situation, So if I get all that he has gotten for just 1 million dollars I’ll share it to.

  • Jay Z proved that he has still got it. Nice work.

  • LetsBeRealpeople

    This brand Jay-Z is D.O.A, where the new kicks? How is it a whole genre should be stuck in comparison to one lyric, one style, for the last 16 years..oh yeah ma’fa’s stuck on a beat and not listening to the words, now they just muppets mumbling praises. Bunch of gaw’tdamn bobbleheads. You know that Hip Hop is above this ish content.

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