OMG. I wanted to stop at 30… because I’m exhausted… and I want this to go up before his actual birthday ends, but I didn’t even get to talk about THIS song!!! This was one of those moments when I was like. Wait. How do I still love Jay-Z after all these years? How?! How does he keep doing it?!?!
And then there was the time I was like Is he legit addressing his Daddy issues on wax with Beanie Sigel?
And then a few years later I was like, wait?!?! Did they come back a few years later to re-address their Daddy issues?!?!
And remember how he made jerseys a THING?! And then negated that whole THING a few years later?!?!
Aghhh! He makes the best songs with Pharrell!!!
Okay. That’s it. I’m gonna be here all night. Happy birthday Jay. Wait. Wait… here’s one more for the road:
Wait. One more. I listen to this one every morning:
P.S. Did I mention that I met Jay-Z at a Def Jam party years ago? And that I went to shake his hands and he asked me to take off my sunglasses first? And then he refused to shake my hand because he’s a HUGGER?! And then he proceeded to HUG ME?! Did I mention that? Okay. Yeah. I’m fine. Happy Birthday Jay.