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When You're Blue Ivy, Bragging Rights Are A Birthright

Blue Ivy Carter sits on her father, Jay-Z's lap at The 59th Grammy Awards.
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Blue Ivy Carter sits on her father, Jay-Z's lap at The 59th Grammy Awards.

When you're born with a musical bloodline and the perfect rap moniker to match, dropping dope lines on your daddy's critically-acclaimed album is almost inevitable. Just ask Blue Ivy.

After a week of Tidal/Sprint exclusivity, three additional bonus tracks from Jay-Z's 4:44 leaked last night — including one featuring freestyle bars from the first daughter of music's royal couple, Jay-Z and Beyoncé.

"Everything everything, this my only single thing," five-year-old Blue Ivy raps over a muffled beat on "Blue's Freestyle / We Family." Rocking a Migos-inspired flow, she ranges from indecipherable lyrics to braggadocio that would clearly make papa proud. "Never seen a ceiling in my whole life," she spits, turning rap's favorite no-limits double entendre into a boast that only the daughter of a Forbes fave billionnaire couple could make.

This might also be the first time since "Whoot There It Is" that "boomshakalaka" has been used as a hip-hop adlib.

The bonus tracks, which include "Adnis," a song about Jay-Z's father, and "ManyFacedGod" feat. James Blake, are set to appear on physical copies of 4:44, out today.

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Rodney Carmichael is NPR Music's hip-hop staff writer. An Atlanta-bred cultural critic, he helped document the city's rise as rap's reigning capital for a decade while serving on staff as music editor, culture writer and senior writer for the defunct alt-weekly Creative Loafing.