Jockin' Jay-Z (Dope Boy Fresh)

Album: Blueprint III (2008)

Songfacts®:

  • Kanye West provided the beat for this track.
  • This samples Run-D.M.C.'s "Dumb Girl" in the chorus. The track originally featured on the Hip Hop group's 1986 album Raising Hell.
  • Lyrically, the song includes a shout-out to presidential candidate Barack Obama and a diss of Oasis' Noel Gallagher. Jay-Z and Gallagher have had a history ever since the Oasis songwriter commented that the rapper's appearance at the 2008 Glastonbury rock festival was "wrong."
  • The song is a bonus track on the Rhapsody edition of The Blueprint 3.

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