Jay-Z's 'Tom Ford' Song on 'Magna Carta' Flatters Designer
The rapper's third track on his latest album is named after the famed designer.
From Kanye West to Nicki Minaj, rappers often name-check fashion designers on their tracks. However, it’s quite a rarity that they name an entire song after them.
Designer Tom Ford recently achieved the feat with a whole track named after him and his label on Jay-Z’s “Magna Carta Holy Grail.” And he's thrilled about it.
And the Ford name-dropping doesn’t stop with the title “Tom Ford.” Jay uses Ford's name in the chorus, rapping several times, "I don't pop Molly / I rock Tom Ford." "Molly" is slang for a pure form of the drug MDMA or ecstasy. The designer's pieces are Jay-Z's drugs.
"I am completely flattered,” Tom Ford tells Billboard. “I mean, come on, who would not want a Jay-Z song named after them?" The union between Jay and Ford seems like a perfect creative marriage: a top tier music mogul paired with one of the biggest name in fashion.
Jay-Z’s clearly a huge Ford fan. He rocked head-to-toe Tom Ford in the video for “Suit & Tie,” his collaboration with Justin Timberlake on the singer's "The 20/20 Experience" album.
Wife Beyonce jokingly sported a Ford shoe days ago, snapping a picture of her right foot in a baby-sized magenta Tom Ford kitten heel, custom created for their daughter, Blue Ivy. It's all in the family.
What next for this innovative music and fashion duo? Perhaps a possible Jay and Ford capsule collection? We can dream.
Jay-Z’s “Magna Carta Holy Grail” was released to Samsung phone users via app on July 4, but hits stores for the masses tomorrow (July 9).