Kingdom Come

Album: Kingdom Come (2006)

Songfacts®:

  • The phrase "Kingdom Come" means the next lifetime, so when Jay-Z asks if you're "Ready for Kingdom Come," he's asking if you are prepared for death and comfortable with your legacy. He proceeds to list his accomplishments, stating that he is prepared for the next life and implying that his impact goes beyond this life on Earth.
  • This song samples part of Rick James' hit "Super Freak," which also provided the beat for "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer. The track was produced by Just Blaze, who also worked on Jay-Z's song "December 4th" and produced songs by Kanye West, The Beastie Boys, Busta Rhymes and Usher. He is known for manipulating the speed of the samples he uses. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Donovan Berry - El Dorado, AR

Comments: 1

  • Se7 from Pomona, CaWow... okay, look. NO Jay is NOT talking about the "next life time".. *shakes head* He is infact refering to the Graphic Novel "Kingdom Come" in which Superman comes bacc to earth and subsequently saves the world... now, comparitavely speaking, Jay is sayin that, after returning from his self imposed exile, he is now bacc to save the rap world from its self... Facts to support this statement:.. well, for one the names are the same... the story is the same and lastly the superhero lines in the song, most noteably "take off the blazer, loosen up the tie, step inside the booth, Superman is ALIVE"

    a fucc up on jayz behalf however is that Spiderman is a Marvel character.. not DC.

    and dont let the rhetoric fool you... im a blacc man who LOVES hip hop and knowledge.
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