Jay-Z Releases "Open Letter" Track, Comments On Recent Events
April 11, 2013

Jay-Z has released his first new solo track in over a year, "Open Letter," via his Life + Times website early this morning. The song comments on recent events in Jay's life, including the controversy surrounding his trip to Cuba with Beyonce, as well as his sale of his share in the Brooklyn Nets.

The track was produced by Timabland and Swizz Beatz and recorded just last night. Swizz Beatz called in to Hot 97 this morning to discuss the track. According to the Huffington Post, he told the New York Hip-Hop station that the track began in Jay's office. "I had the portable drum machine with me, then we went down to the 40/40 [club] to watch the game," he said. "Then [Timbaland] came by and was like, 'That beat is crazy.' Next morning, Jay called me with verses." Hot 97 PD Ebro Darden is also heard on the track, as is Trey Songz.

Referencing the controversy around his visit to Cuba, Jay raps, "Politicians never did sh-t for me / except lie to me, distort history," adding that he "done turned Havana into Atlanta." He continues, "They wanna give me jail time and a fine -- Fine, let me commit a real crime. / Obama said, 'Chill you're going to get me impeached' / You don't need this sh-t anyway, chill with me on the beach."

Yesterday it was reported that Jay-Z must sell off his share of the Nets to make his move into becoming an agent for atheletes, as per NBA rules. That is also referenced on "Open Letter," with "I woulda moved the Nets to Brooklyn for free / Except I made millions off you f--king dweebs / I still own the building, I'm still keeping my seats / You buy that bullsh-t, you better keep your receipts."

You can hear "Open Letter below":




 
Breaking News
iHeartMedia Names Michael Saunders Urban Brand Coordinator & PD For KQBT/Houston
GUESS And Republic Records Join To Launch GUESS Music
August 25, 2016
CMG Orlando Names Dawn Campbell New Director Of Branding/Programming For WCFB-FM
CBS Radio Las Vegas Launches 98.5 (HD-2) Da Shaka Vegas' Island & Reggae Station
Cumulus Promotes Jessica Poxson To APD At WDRQ (NASH FM 93.1)/Detroit
iHeartMedia Names Ryan Petrosso SVP/Sales For Charlotte
FCC Commissioners Clyburn and Pai To Address 2016 Radio Show
August 24, 2016
Amber Bouchard Joins WRFF (Radio 104.5)/Philadelphia As APD
Songs of Hope XII To Honor Pharrell with Clive Davis "Legend In Songwriter Award"
Benztown Named to Inc. 5000 for 4th Consecutive Year
August 24, 2016
Matt Bosso Named APD/MD At WODS/Boston
Sterling Simms Named UMPG Director of Creative
MIW Radio Group Names Beth Neuhoff The 2016 MIW Trailblazer
In Brief - August 23, 2016
August 22, 2016
Nielsen Audio Finds Los Angeles Metro Irregularities
iHeartMedia Salisbury-Ocean City, MD Names Dave Hovel SVP/Programming
Images from the 2016 iHeartMedia Music Summit
'Wake Up Call' Radio Host Welcomes Baby Boy
August 22, 2016
Jeff Smulyan Proposes to Take Emmis Private
WRVW (107.5 The River)/Nashville To Host Rooftop Pool Party With Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas
iHeartMedia Names Ryan McKiddy APD/MD At WSIX/Nashville
August 18, 2016
iHeartMedia Elevates Michael Preacher & Dave Carwile In North East Division
Bill Kelly To Join Cumulus Media As VP/Market Manager For Youngstown
iHeartRadio Surpasses 90 Million Registered Users
Music News
Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj to Perform at MTV VMAs
Quick Hits: Drake, Usher, Florence + the Machine, Jon Bon Jovi
Quick Hits: Britney Spears, Calvin Harris, Kings Of Leon, Prince, R.E.M, Lorde
Pandora Partners With Questlove
Quick Hits: MTV VMAs / DJ Khaled / Lukas Graham, ASAP Ferg
Quick Hits: Justin Timberlake / Trolls soundtrack, Metallica, Jimmy Eat World, Big Boi & Killer Mike, Empire of the Sun
Second Frank Ocean Release Arrives Over the Weekend
Quick Hits: Billboard 200, Bridge School Benefit, Lou Pearlman, Future, 3 Doors Down, Kings of Leon
Frank Ocean Releases "Visual Album" Endless
Lars Ulrich Talks New Metallica Record
Strange Days Indeed: An Interview with Garbage’s Shirley Manson
Metallica Announce New Album Hardwired...To Self Destruct
Drake Leads Nominees For BET Hip Hop Awards
Quick Hits: Kanye West, Lil Wayne
Paul McCartney Signs Worldwide Deal With Capitol Records
FMQB NOW

          Question Of
           The Week

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!