Now I don’t want to start a vicious rumour or anything, but there’s a very real possibility that Jay-Z has officially fallen off. It’s not his fault, he is a legend and a dope emcee, but he’s also made songs so commercial that even Miley Cyrus knows who he is and drops his name in a song.
It just gives me shivers talking about this, but it’s true. Listen to the first verse of Party in the USA and you will know what I mean. She talks about how hearing “a Jay-Z song” makes her nervousness go away and makes her get all down and dancing.
If you make it that far, she later says that about Britney Spears too.
Lyrics for this verse below:
I hopped off the plane at LAX
With a dream and my cardigan
Welcome to the land of fame excess
Am i gonna fit in
Jumped in a cab
Here I am for the first time
Looked to my right
And I see the Hollywood signs
This is all so crazy everybody seems so famous
My tummy’s turnin’ and I’m feeling kinda homesick
Too much pressure and I’m nervous
Was when the taximan turned on the radio
and a Jay-Z song was on x3
So I put my hands up they’re playing my song
The butterflies fly away
Nodding my head like yea
Moving my hips like yea
Got my hands up they’re playing my song
They know I’m gonna be okay
Yeah, it’s a party in the USA x2