Jay-Z Wrote a Song About His Cuba Trip, So We're All Good

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April 11 2013 12:40 PM

Jay-Z Wrote a Song About His Cuba Trip, So We're All Good

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Rapper Jay-Z looks on during the 2013 NBA All-Star game on February 17, 2013 in Houston, Texas.

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Via The Fader, Jay-Z's quickie musical response to criticism of his Cuba trip is ... not great, not horrible. You try writing a song that quickly. Hova takes more of a braggart's approach to the story than a narrative approach.

David Weigel David Weigel

David Weigel, a former Slate politics reporter, is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics

 

How he describes the situation:

Boy from the hood but got White House clearance
Politician never did shit for me
Except lie to me, distort history
You want to give me a jail time and a fine
Fine, lemme commit a real crime
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That's in line with media coverage of the story—the demands for more information on this trip, coming from Florida Republicans like Marco Rubio, have been treated as curiosities, not anything that will end with real drama.

Obama said 'Chill, you gonna get me impeached'
You don't need this shit anyway, chill with me on the beach

Sums it up, though if the president said that, he surely meant it sarcastically.

David Weigel, a former Slate politics reporter, is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics

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