"Glory (B.I.C.)" Reviewed (The Song Is Here As Well)

Written by | January 12, 2012 0:09 am | No Comments


I don't think it is possible to overstate the case against Jay-Z's "Glory (B.I.C)" -it isn't simply a sarcomas embarrassment, it is a repulsive, egotistical piece of rubbish. There are ways to write about your children without shaming them, your wife and yourself. I would point you to Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely" for one, Paul Simon's "St. Judy's Fire" and "Father And Daughter".

But far from being easy, it is very, very difficult. The reason is: empathy. The writer has to delve into his deepest, most personal feelings and fine a place where it connects back to the audience. "Hard not to spoil you rotten, looking like little me", a line from this rap song, is in business to tell a truth: Jay-Z's love of his daughter is solely a reflection of his love of his self. Over a slack paced sample (sounds like Mayfield in slo-mo soul mood), Jigga drips love like a water faucet: it is horrible, it is too much. Like the way his security team treated othr parents, jay-Z treats the rest of the world as he espouses a rubbish-y regard.

I've never had a child so perhaps some of the emotions of a newly formed father are sincerely lost to me, But I do know a hard sell when I hear it and this terrible song: terrible lyric, terrible pace. Words can't express how I hate the way he says "Wiggle your hand for her". Perhaps if what Jay-Z wants to do is express his feelings about about being a parent, he should do so by writing the best song he can.

I am so sick of this guy, I can't stomach the bloke. This song is repulsive. He should be ashamed of himself.


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