|Jay-Z & "Kingdom Come."
The perfect combination?
'Take off the blazer/Loosen up the tie/Step inside the booth/Superman is alive!'' raps Jay Z in the title track from "Kingdom Come," revealed "EW." While we're not sure how much of the "Kingdom Come" story will be reflected in the song, we're probably not alone in hoping to hear Jay-Z scream "Shazam! Shazam! SHAZAM!"
The meeting of rap music and the Superman mythology is not a new one. It was only a few years ago that rap artist Eminem recorded the overtly-sexual song "Superman" and even more recent that Big Boi brought fans a new song entitled "Kryptonite." Fans of "old school" rap probably fondly remember the Man of Steel being dissed in "Rapper's Delight," where his sexual proficiency was revealed to be, well, less than super.
While the single hasn't yet hit iTunes, expect "Kingdom Come" to be all over the airwaves quite soon, as with any new track from the mind of Jay-Z. With the music industry still struggling to keep CD sales high, Shawn Carter may be the man to help bring new fans back in the stores, just as "Kingdom Come" was a shining beacon of hope for many fans back in 1996. And since the last time "Kingdom Come" came around you got Comic Book Resources, we at CBR would like to think that Jay-Z couldn't have asked for better inspiration.