Jay-Z enlists producers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz for his ‘Open Letter’ about his trip to Cuba and more.
Just a week after wifey Beyoncé revealed her ‘Grown Woman Pepsi ad, Jay-Z joins her in the musical spotlight with brand new track ‘Open Letter’.
Produced by hitmakers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, the track addresses the recent controversy surrounding his and Bey’s 5th wedding anniversary trip to Cuba. After seeing the trip as the lead story on CNN’s website, Jigga took to the studio to voice his opinion on the matter amongst other hot topics; including his new with Universal Music.
Stream and check out the lyrics below.
Jay-Z – Open Letter Lyrics
I done turned Havana to Atlanta
White guayabera shirts and bandanas
Every time you think you got me I switch the plan up
Bulletproof this, radio scanners
Ballin’ ’til they ban us
You gettin’ too much bread, they tryna’ jam you
Boy from the hood but got White House clearance
Sorry y’all, I don’t agree with y’all appearance
Politicians never did shit for me
Except lie to me, distort history
Wanna give me jail time and a 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
Hear the freedom in my speech
Got an onion from Universal, read it and weep
Could’ve bought the Nets to Brooklyn for free
Except I made millions off it, you fuckin’ dweeb
I still own the building, I’m still keeping my seat
Y’all buy that bullshit, you’d better keep your receipt
Obama said chill, you gonna get me impeached
But you don’t need this shit anyway
Chill with me on the beach…
We almost want to start a revolution
You know whenever I’m threatened, I start shooting,
Catch a body, head to Houston
I’m in Cuba, I love Cubans
This time and this talk is so confusing
When it’s from China, the very mic that I’m using
Idiot wind, the Bob Dylan of rap music
You’re an idiot baby, you should become a student
Oh, you gonna learn today
Where the fuck have you been
The world’s under new management
The new role model, fuck this Zoolander shit.