Jay-Z: 'My father abandoning me as a child inspired my new record'
Hip hop superstar Jay-Z has admitted his forthcoming new album was partly inspired by his father abandoning him when he was a child.
'Magna Carta Holy Grail', which will be released to the general public on July 7, is the hitmaker's new offering and he explained that the song 'Jay-Z Blue' is particularly personal because of the themes it explores:
"It deals with my pop leaving when I was young. He didn't teach me how to be a man nor how to raise a child, or treat a woman."
"And I have a daughter. It's the paranoia of not being a great dad," he added.
Watch Jay-Z talk about the personal issues that creep into the album here:
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