May 16th, 2012
08:36 AM ET
Forget new music - Jay-Z's focused on being a new dad.
The hip-hop mogul is so enamored by his infant daughter Blue that he’s taking the focus off recording for the time being to spend more time with her.
The MC told CNN that he’s actually kind of surprised by his own decision to be a stay-at-home-rapper for now.
"I thought I would be really motivated with all the things happening and all the change, with a child in my life now, to get back in the studio," he said. "But I find that I'm really just motivated to just be with her."
And he's relishing every moment with four-month-old Blue.
"Fatherhood is fantastic, it's amazing," he said. "It's a real surreal thing, the joy that someone has at four months old. I know that it gets better."
Hov added to MTV that when he does hit the booth again, fans should expect to hear songs as expressive and insightful as “Glory,” the emotional tune he wrote about his daughter as soon as she was born.
"My music has always been like that,” he said of the sentimentality of his lyrics. “If you listen to 'Glory' and you listen to 'Regrets,' which was on my first album, side by side, it's exploring the same sort of emotions. It's just one deals with my mom, one deals with my daughter. My music has always been filled with those sort of emotions."
As we noted Monday, Jay-Z's set to headline a two-day music festival, which he's also curated, over Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia.
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