One month after his wife released Lemonade and sent the Beyhive on the hunt for “Becky with the good hair,” Jay Z released “All the Way Up,” with Fat Joe, Infared, Rema Ma and French Montana. The group’s track hit the Internet Tuesday after making its debut at Yankee Stadium.
It’s the first time Jay Z has publicly commented on Beyoncé’s album, which exposed many of the problems in their marriage. The mention comes at the beginning of his verse. Before he references Tupac, daughter Blue Ivy Carter and his 21 Grammy Awards, Jay Z raps, “You know you made it when the fact / Your marriage made it is worth millions / Lemonade is a popular drink and it still is / Survival of the littlest.” The latter lyric pays homage to Guru‘s line on Gang Starr‘s 1992 hip-hop classic “DWYCK”: “Lemonade was a popular drink and it still is / I get more props and stunts than Bruce Willis.” Hov even gives Prince a shout-out, rapping, “Prince left his masters where they safe and sound / We never gonna let the elevator take him down.”
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