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Lucy Jones: The special ingredient in Glory, Jay- Z’s song for his baby with Beyoncé

Published 10/01/2012 | 15:15

The song Glory made its debut on Jay-Z's social website
The song Glory made its debut on Jay-Z's social website

THE king of hip hop and the queen of pop have had a baby girl that they've named Blue Ivy Carter. Up until now the hottest celebrity babies have been Apple, daughter of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin; Suri, child of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes; and the child of Eddie Murphy and Mel B (probably). But Blue Ivy trumps them all. Jay-Z marked the occasion by rapidly posting a song about the new child on his blog Life and Times. One hopes it was written before his wife was on her back in recovery.

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Anyway, it’s a typically stylish way to salute the little nipper. Produced by The Neptunes, it has a Dilated Peoples' Worst Comes To Worst-esque intro, brassy triumphant chords, a hand-clap beat, a walk-down bassline and samples of Blue Ivy crying. Jay-Z’s pride and awe spill out:

The most amazing feeling I feel,

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