Jay-Z speaks on critics saying he uses too many lines from the Notorious B.I.G.
Jay-Z must think about this a lot cause why else would he feel like he needs to justify his music. He’s been biting lines from Biggie all of his career, you’re supposed to be creative as an emcee and he’s talking inspiration, inspiration is what inspires you to write in subject matter, flows, beats but really taking the lyrics directly from someone else is fucked up. Jay-Z owes his whole career to Biggie, he tried to be just like him but in reality he’s no Notorious, just be original be your own man.
Jay-z is not trying to be like biggie. He may use too many of his lyrics in his own rhyme’s but he still is his own man. I mean if you and I were close friends in the rap game, and u got killed hell yea I would bring your name up or spit some of your Lyrics. Simply because you my friend and ima make sure your legacy stay alive. But after all the success Jay-z has had in his career you gotta say he his own man point-blank. Numbers dont lie.
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@NY its a interview dumb ass, hes answering a question
WHAT Biggie lyric did he spit BEFORE Big died?
@ny .. how you gonna dispute jay-z ? you probably have a bullshit 9-5 or no job at all and your talking about the greatest rapper ever that been doin this 15+ yrs in the game . lol i love know it alls
yo the man hove is saying that he keeping biggie alive in his music i anyone who say he cant write a creative line bring your best rapper in front of his face and he bite his head off in two second
Jay-Z is not the greatest rapper of all time, he’s not even the greatest rapper from NYC. Nas goes way deeper in one song than Jay-Z does on an entire album, as does Jada.
This is why WEEZY better then dis nigga!!!
This is the reason why people are stupid, they say “fuck you know it all”, but really they have no clue themselves…
Jay-Z has done nothing for the rap game, except make it what it is today. Complete and Utter Garbage. Everything that NY stated in his comment is completely true to the reality of Jay-Z’s long last career. The problem with you people is that you can’t realize it and say the same stupid shit he said back in 2009 which is why their is an article below.
@Frank of course it’s an Interview and interviews state fact or false statements and you better tell the truth in those interviews so STFU.
@L are you serious? If Big L was alive or 2Pac, hell i’ll give you two alive rappers Scarface and DJ Quik. You think Jay-Z would be on top and Quik makes better shit then Jay, even gave Jay-Z a beat on the Black Album. Yeah shut your mouth and learn something.
You close-minded individuals will wake the fuck up hopefully. It doesn’t matter if you’re my close friend in the rap game. If i knew you as Roger Troutman i would make sure you legacy stayed alive, not by biting your lyrics, but by letting people know, jay-z did the opposite and there is a video out their stating it.
So please, get it together. These Two Links should help you wake up.
2pac Is THE GREATEST EVER WHEN IT COMES TO RAP!
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How is Wayne better than him when Lil Wayne HIMSELF has bitten lines from JAY-Z? This new generation I tell ya LO(L!
Damn, where is the “like button”, much respect to what White Rob said. And why the FUCK is wayne being mentioned on a video about Legends?
I swear there are some bums that come on here purely to talk shit about Hov…suckas!! At the end of the day the greatest rapper of all time argument is going to come down to personal choice. You never see Hov fans going on a Nas video on some “…Jay is better…” but other rappers fans stay on Jay’s dick…that goes to show that he’s the MAN!! Y’all are the fake rap listeners that see a Jay joint like ‘H to the Izzo’ and think that’s what Hov is all about…”motherfuckers/say that I’m foolish/I only talk about jewels/do you fools listen to music or do you just skim though it…” – Nas is a great MC but overall, PERSONALLY, I think Hov is better (better songs, better diversity of flows, better story teller, better sales…just better!) – stop hating…that should’ve been your new years resolution…fucking haters!! lmao@you!!
Yo jay is the best hands down he said a world with amneshia wont forget your name he didnt forget where he came from and jay z be rappin for the d boyz if u didnt live the life then u cant relate bottom line yall lame ass people need to get a life jay is a living legend niggas compare him to biggie and pac already long live the king of n.y.c. Fuck all yall haters blow dick
I think the main issue with Jay-Z using B.I.G.’s lyrics (or anyone else for that matter) is they are not easily recognized as B.I.G.’s lyrics and are at times confused for his own.
“Think about it while the streets you rome, its Dom P and Cristi in the fridge when you get home” – B
“Think about it while the streets you rome, its Dom P and Army in the fridge when you get home” – J
“Them rings and things you sing about bring em out… ” – B
“Them rings and things you sing about bring em out… ” – J
When Jay’s version of these songs came out, most people couldn’t tell you where the B.I.G. line came from and that’s the problem.
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Everyone uses Jay’s lines and no one says anything. Peeps act like every other line Jay spits is from Big. Knock it off. If he didn’t rep for him then you’d call him a sucka. The only thing Big did was make Jay a better emcee because he was friendly comp. Jay has no comp now with him gone and if he didn’t spit for him who would – Puff? Ms. Wallace? Jay didn’t need Big when he tore DMX down or went Super Ugly on Nas. The top dogs remain and Jay shines brighter because he took his natural born talent and made himself half a billi off it. Don’t hate because the others don’t or didn’t have that foresight.
All these rappers quote Jay lyrics on a regular in their rhymes. Why is that never a regular topic of discussion like this bullshit? They even talk now how they want the love he and Bey has SMH. Get off this man’s meat already.
I dout him and biggie was really close friends! Why didnt he ack biggie up or stand up for hisself when 2pac was taking shots at both of them. what was his name then jazz O. Jay Z a str8 up swagga jacka. only lames fucks with that. what real shit has he ever made blueprint 2 was ok the rest str8 bullshit. now thery just put out sell your soul music because he is illumanati #1 bitch If 2pac was still alive J would still b in hiding and if big was still alive J wouldnt have made it big. No matter what you do if your good or considered one of the best you wouldnt have to bite nobodys swag rimes or whatever. who did pac and big bite?
@FakeTalk Nice on videos that shows how much be bites from Biggie. Jay-Z is probably the most lazy writer period and you fake hip hop listeners think he’s good and think he could do no wrong. I don’t care who you are, if you take lyrics like this then you lose respect. He’s not the best rapper not even close, he’s just most popular which does not translate into skill look at Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj all popular but horrible rappers.
I accidently put the wrong link at the bottom of the youtube video on top
Word NY, You Know only New School heads who understand that Old School Mentality of music that says something.
That link should help all you Fakers who ride Jay-Z’s dick along with the youtube video. Please Wake Up. Who cares if anyone used Jay-Z’s line, it’s about originality. A Underground Hip Hop artist would never truly use a line from a old school hip hop artist without being called out.
You can always change the words around as long as the meaning is the same especially positive, but what Jay-Z did is undeniably unforgivable. Fuck All You Ignorant People Who say Jay-Z did something.
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Yeah jay uses B.I.G’s lines too much. He’s a good artist but for someone who claims that he’s the greatest of all time has to do better. Jay is also a very limited rapper when it comes to substance.
Let us just say that it is a form of honor and respect when someone quotes another person. We honestly need to do MORE of this since we are so heavy in the rap game. Many may say Jay Z is negative but we disagree. There is something positive in every song – just go listen to his track Sisters and Bitches and see if you do not come away with something. Here is an assist> [www.lyricalsurgeon.com]