“Yall buy that bullshit. Yall better keep yall receipt/ Obama said chill you gonna get me impeached/ You dont need this shit anyway, can chill with me on the beach,” Jay-Z raps in “Open Letter”. The vicious new track was premiered earlier this morning on New York’s Hot 97, and according to DJ Ebro (via Miss Info), Jay-Z said he was inspired to hit the studio alongside Timbaland and Swizz Beatz after seeing how the media covered his and Beyoncés recent trip to Cuba. But that’s not the only topic covered in the track: he also addresses his decision to sell the Brooklyn Nets (Would have brought the Nets to Brooklyn for free/ Except I made millions off you fuckin dweebs/ I still own the building. Im still keeping my seat
), his new deal with Universal Music (Got an onion from Universal, read it and weep), and even pokes fun at those who label him a criminal (“Wanna give me jail time in the fine/ Fine, let me commit a real crime/ I might buy a kilo for Chief Keef/ Out of spite, I just might flood these streets/ Here the freedom in my speech.”) Anyone think Matt Drudge has heard of Chief Keef?
Update: Because every single rap lyric ever is meant to be taken literally, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was forced to address Jay-Z’s new song during his daily briefing today. “It’s a song,” Carney said “The president did not communicate with Jay-Z over this trip.”