This week’s been rather rough on Jay-Z. Not only did his recent trip to Cuba nearly start a second missile crisis (okay, not really), but he’s also faced a fair amount of scrutiny for selling his share in the Brooklyn Nets (to start his own Sports agency, no less).
And yet, rather then continue taking a beating in the press, Hov got together with Timbaland and Swizz Beatz and recorded a rapped press-release, dubbed “Open Letter.” The piece presumbly attacks the likes of Senator Marco Rubio and Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who publically objected to Hov’s state-sanctioned Cuban pilgrimage. ”Politicians never did shit for me / Except lie to me, distort history,” he says in the song. “Want to give me jail time and a fine / Fine, let me commit a real crime.”
As for his shedding of the Brooklyn Nets the rapper added, “I woulda moved the Nets to Brooklyn for free / Except I made millions off you fucking dweebs.” In reality, selling his stock is a necessary step in becoming a certified sports agent. It was announced this week that Jay-Z would be partnering with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) to create a new sports agency under his Roc Nation franchise. Fun fact: they’ve already signed their first client, Yankee’s second-basemen Robinson Cano.
Frankly, if all press-releases where produced by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz I would hate my inbox a lot less.