New tracks from Whitney Houston and Air are floating around today, but your Right-Click offering is, instead, a not-particularly-well-recorded a cappella freestyle recorded at a Jay-Z show in Vegas this past Friday. Why? Well, it’s not because the mini-verse seems to have reignited two beefs you were either utterly unaware of or utterly uninterested in. No, we’re presenting the snippet because well Jay sounds pretty fucking good, huh? Post–Kingdom Come, new music from Hov has fallen all over the Undulating Curve of Shifting Expectations, and the run-up to Blueprint 3 has been no exception (the highs of “Jockin’ Jay-Z,” the lows of “D.O.A.”). But now Jay has us firmly back in the psyched-for-BP3 camp, thanks mostly to this line: “As far as street guys, we was dealing crack / that’s how the game goes, I don’t owe nobody jack / grown men want me to sit ’em on my lap / but I don't have a beard and Santa Claus ain’t black.”
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