Blue Ivy to release debut album: "Orange Juice"
MANHATTAN -- Blue Ivy, the 5-year-old daughter of Beyonce and Jay-Z, is scheduled to drop her first album later this week, and the hype couldn't be more intense.
The album, titled "Orange Juice," is an "age-appropriate love letter to Blue Ivy's favorite drink, one that's likely to resonate with toddlers everywhere," according to Tidal.
While "Orange Juice" is widely considered to be Blue Ivy's response to her mother's revolutionary record, "Lemonade," Blue Ivy is determined to step out of her parents' shadow.
“When it comes to her parents, I would not be surprised if Blue Ivy really goes for the jugular,” said Capitol Records producer Mike O’Brien. “She is angry. Time outs and bedtimes are unfair. Meanwhile, her parents are paying a lot of attention to her new siblings, the twins. Her talent is immense. I think she's going to let rip and indict everything, from the misogyny and racism paralyzing the music industry to the nature of fame in the Internet age to the tyranny of nap time, leaving a trail of remorse in her wake.”
According to rap authorities Chrissle West and Kid Fury, on "Orange Juice," Blue Ivy more than lives up to the potential she demonstrated on 4:44, using freestyle to create an "eloquent feminist condemnation of her father's extra-marital sexual transgressions, police violence against blacks, and the delicious taste of orange juice."
Pre-album sales are soaring despite rumors that the album's release will have to be delayed if Blue Ivy gets a time-out.