After just barely a full two months in L.A., Jay-Z and Beyonce have already come crawling back to Brooklyn with the excuse that their new single, “All You Need Is Money,” a remake of The Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love,” is tailor-made for Bushwickians. While, in the past, Jay-Z might have been more insistent on catering to the Marcy Projects set, he knows now where the money is to be made.
The song, which is a rap-infused version of “All You Need Is Love”‘s instrumentals, features Jay-Z screaming, “All you need is money/Yeah/Not gon’ lie to you honey/But all you need is money, all you need is money,” with Beyonce chiming in at the middle: “Ooooh I know it’s hard to live that life/Findin’ a Bushwick pad is a strife.” Their blatant pandering to Bushwickians and Bushwickian aspirants is, of course, no coincidence.
“When we were in the studio working on this, we wanted to appeal to a certain class of people. Bushwickians be like the most in need of money it feels like, ’cause of how expensive it is to live dat lifestyle,” Jay-Z explained. Beyonce added, “That’s why we already bought Blue Ivy an apartment at Coagulate.” The power couple will be performing a first come, first served show in the backyard of Roberta’s starting at 7 p.m. on Cinco de Mayo to promote the single.
Written by Genna Rivieccio