Continuing with Jay’s theme of family first throughout the album, this song displays many examples of the importance of standing alongside those close you. After showcasing his own daughter’s lyrical prowess, the proud father brings to light the many ancestral roots that make him and his family who he is. He completes his idea by comparing family to the state of the nation by making Trump a greater threat than any outside force. In the same way, his mature perspective as a husband and father allows him to show we all must work to strengthen our closest relationships first.
The daughter of JAY-Z and Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, provides a freestyled verse, despite being only five years old at the time of its release. JAY-Z noted that they never asked Blue to rap. Nor did they coach her for the vocal booth; she heard the beat and freestyled by herself.