Jay-Z To Take Break From Recording To Spend Time With Daughter Blue Ivy

15 May 2012, 08:58 | Updated: 15 May 2012, 09:03

The 'Otis' rapper reveals he has been surprised how different his focus is since becoming a father.

Jay-Z has admitted that he is happy spending time away from the recording studio as he dedicates more time to his daughter Blue Ivy.

The '99 Problems' rapper told MTV News that he wants to enjoy "those special moments" with his child and has no doubts the music will come to him in due time.

"I thought that I would after my daughter was born. I thought I would be more inspired with all the new feelings and everything that I'd have to write about, but it really happened the other way," he confessed. "I just really wanna hang out with her. I just wanna enjoy those moments for a bit and I'm sure that feeling of music will come back to me."

Jay and wife Beyonce's first child made history after she was born, becoming the youngest person ever to feature on the US Billboard chart for her part on the rapper's dedication track 'Glory'.

The 'Girls, Girls, Girls' star admitted his music has always pushed on strong sentiments and contained emotional lyrics.

He added: "My music has always been like that, if you listen to 'Glory' and you listen to 'Regrets,' which was on my first album, side by side, it's exploring the same sort of emotions. It's just one deals with my mom, one deals with my daughter."

The star was speaking at a press conference announcement for his new two-day music festival which he will be holding in Philadelphia this September.

Jay confessed that he has hopes that Beyonce and US President Barack Obama may make an appearance at the special event which is a dedication to artists which "embody the American spirit".