On Sunday night Kanye West announced that his uber-celeb beau, Kim Kardashian, is pregnant. The tide of responses made it feel as if no one before Kanye and Kim had ever conceived a human child, which mirrors some reactions people have about anything West does these days. The headline to Alexandra Petri’s Washington Post blog post sums everything up: “Kanye West and Kim Kardashian having a baby, so the ‘fiscal cliff’ can wait.”
Kanye obviously isn’t even close to being the first hip-hop artist to prepare for fatherhood, but I have to wonder what he’ll do to change the rap-dad game. It’s been nearly a year since Jay-Z dropped “Glory,” a song dedicated to his daughter Blue Ivy Carter (who was born just a couple days prior to the release of “Glory”) and also features the newborn, or rather a recording of her crying. Will Ye try and top it? Should we expect an album-length ode to the bundle of joy he’s expecting?