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Jay-Z gets mad, calls himself "Bob Dylan of rap music," references "Idiot Wind"

An "Open Letter" from the Made in America curator.

Jay-Z gets mad, calls himself "Bob Dylan of rap music," references "Idiot Wind"

U.S. singer Beyonce and her husband, rapper Jay-Z, right, tour Old Havana as they walk with body guards and a tour guide in Cuba, Thursday, April 4, 2013. R&B´s power couple is in Havana on their fifth wedding anniversary. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
U.S. singer Beyonce and her husband, rapper Jay-Z, right, tour Old Havana as they walk with body guards and a tour guide in Cuba, Thursday, April 4, 2013. R&B's power couple is in Havana on their fifth wedding anniversary. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Jay-Z released a new song called "Open Letter" this morning that's a sort-of musical press conference, an editorial on "the Black CNN," as Chuck D. called rap back in the day.

The Made in America curator is ticked-off about the folderol raised about his weekend trip to Cuba with his wife Beyonce, and also wants to update the world on his plan sell his stake in the Brooklyn Nets so he's allowed to be an agent for NBA players.

In "Open Letter," produced by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, he speaks as a "boy from the hood," who  "got White House clearance" and calls himself "the Bob Dylan of rap music," referencing Dylan's Blood on the Tracks screed "Idiot Wind."

Hear it below. 

Previously: Made in America playlist  Follow In the Mix on Twitter

Dan DeLuca Inquirer Music Critic
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