Music mogul Jay-Z is known for being very guarded about his private life but he’s giving fans an in depth look into the songs on the upcoming Magna Carta Holy Grail album that comes out July 4. On this particular ad, Jay-Z opens up to legendary producer Rick Rubin about fatherhood and how he’s striving to be a good father because his pops was never there for him. All these things are what lead Jay-Z to create a song called “Jay-Z Blue,” which is an ode to his daughter with wife Beyonce.
“It deals with [the fact that] my pop left when I was young. He didn’t teach me how to be a man nor how to raise a child — or treat a woman,” a somewhat emotional Jay-Z tells Rick Rubin of the track. “The two things I need, I don’t have … and I have a daughter. It’s [about] the paranoia of not being a great dad.”