|Beyonce and Jay-Z at cuba anniversary (via http://www.billboard.com/)|
"Politicians never did sh-t for me / except lie to me, alter history," Hov raps afterwards boasting that he "done angry Havana into Atlanta."
"They wanna accord me bastille time and a accomplished -- Fine, let me accomplish a absolute crime," he says, referencing bourgeois politician's efforts to investigate his cruise to Cuba. "Obama said, 'Chill you're activity to get me impeached' / You don't charge this sh-t anyway, arctic with me on the beach."
Swizz Beatz and Timbaland produced the track. Swizz can be heard abacus his signature "right!" and "God abuse it!" drops throughout the track. He additionally memorably repeats the band "Y'all goin' apprentice today," a burden Jay picks up afterwards in the song.
In a morning alarm on Fresh York's Hot 97, Swizz appear that the song was started in Jay-Z's office. "I had the carriageable boom apparatus with me, again we went bottomward to the 40/40 [club] to watch the game," he said. "Then [Timbaland] came by and was like, 'That exhausted is crazy.' Next morning, Jay alleged me with verses."
Hot 97 played the almanac on echo for hours. Ebro Darden, the station's programming director, makes an actualization on the song, ad-libbing "you got scanners, we got scanners." Trey Songz is additionally featured -- he's the man singing opera in the background.
Jay's affairs to alpha a fresh sports bureau -- and accounts the activity by auction his boyhood allotment in the Brooklyn Nets -- additionally accomplish an actualization in the song:
I woulda moved the Nets to Brooklyn for free
Except I made millions off you f--king dweebs
I still own the building, I'm still keeping my seats
You buy that bullsh-t, you better keep your receipts.
"Open Letter" and Beyonce's "Bow Down" (in which the accompanist calls her aeon "bitches" and demands they "bow down" afore her) represent hip-hop's aristocratic brace coil their agreeable anatomy afterwards befitting things politically actual during the 2012 acclamation cycle. As big supporters and accompany of the First Family, they captivated fundraisers and appeared in ads for the Obama campaign. It seems that now the election's over, the brace fancies a acknowledgment to hip-hop's added advancing appearance of stunting.