Nice

Album: Everything Is Love (2018)
Charted: 95

Songfacts®:

  • "Nice" finds Jay-Z bragging about his successes, which are in spite of the restrictions of being born a black man in the trap and his history of drug dealing.

    My passport is tatted, it look like it's active
    I play on these planes, y'all catch me in traffic
    Y'all drag me in court for that s--t, y'all backwards
    After all these years of drug trafficking, huh
    Time to remind me I'm Black again, huh?


    Beyoncé responds on her verse to the criticism she received around the industry for releasing her 2016 album Lemonade exclusively on Tidal, which she co-owns along with her husband. She also throws some foul-mouthed shade Spotify's way.

    I gave two f---s, two f---s about streaming numbers
    Would have put Lemonade up on Spotify


    By limiting Lemonade to one streaming platform, Beyoncé potentially lost out on millions of potential streams.
  • Pharrell Williams has co-writing and co-production credits on the track, as well as joining Beyoncé on the chorus and holding down the final verse. Pharrell also co-produced Everything is Love's lead single "Apes--t."

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