A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born

JAY-Z (Ft. J. Cole)

This song chronicles everybody who has been a star in the rap game while Jay’s been in it. His point is that while everybody has had his time to shine and fade, Jay-Z has been the only constant throughout. So though he’s giving props throughout this song, in doing so he’s also underscoring how great he is.

The beat was produced by Kanye West, No I.D. and Kenoe and samples Mother Freedom’s “Touch Me”.

After the Cleveland Cavaliers won the 2016 NBA Finals, LeBron James shouted out this song as one that gave him motivation throughout the series.

I just always go back to a Jay Z song, “A Star Is Born.” You guys back in the studio, go look it up, go listen to it. I just always listen to that.


He also gave a shout to Janet Jackson’s “What Have You Done For Me Lately.”

LeBron even got Jay Z to send out the rare Tweet, congratulating him on the Cavs' big win.