Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Getty Images, Clive BrunskiThe rumors that the birth of Jay-Z and Beyoncé's baby girl Blue Ivy prompted the new hip-hop dad to stop referring to women as the b-word in his songs may not be true, but a music production house that caters to the television and film worlds did find a way to clean up some of Jay-Z's profanity-laced music.
The Jingle Punks Hipster Orchestra created a classical instrumental mix of seven of the power couple's popular songs. The song "Blue Ivy Lullabies" spotted on Vladtv.com includes Jay-Z's "H To The Izzo," "Big Pimpin," and "Empire State Of Mind."
A member of the Hipster Orchestra's group 4 Strings And An 808 explained why they made the tribute. "They say that playing classical music for a child is good for their development, so we took it upon ourselves to make a lullaby for Blue Ivy," he said in the video's intro.
The 4 Strings And an 808 collective includes an acoustic guitarist, electric guitarist, three violinists, a cellist, and men manning a drum machine and Mac computer.
The new mellow versions would surely serve as a needed sleep aide for any newborn. Beyoncé's "Crazy In Love," "Halo," and "Irreplaceable" also made the mix.
The Jingle Punks have also covered songs from Nirvana, The Black Keys, MGMT, and the Strokes. The likes of Carson Daly have thanked the group for proving his show with "cool production music."