In yawn-worthy news, Jay Electronica is back pump faking the rap game.
He and Jay-Z hopped on Soulja Boy’s “We Made It” to let us all know that they, too, are the “Black Elite”.
Haven’t heard it? Listen here:
The irony of Jay Electronica proclaiming he’s made anything is not lost upon me, but this… this is not about that.
This is about the ‘public’ response Jay Z made to Drake’s Rolling Stone interview where he allegedly said:
It’s like Hov can’t drop bars these days without at least four art references!”
I would love to collect at some point, but I think the whole rap/art world thing is getting kind of corny.
After the article was published, Drake
cried complained about being misquoted several times and promised he was done doing magazine interviews.
I'm done doing interviews for magazines. I just want to give my music to the people. That's the only way my message gets across accurately.
— Drizzy (@Drake) February 13, 2014
Whether he was misquoted or not, Jay Z, in Jay Z fashion, still felt the need to address Drizzy. In the middle of his indolently-delivered verse on “We Made It”, he quips
Sorry, Mrs. Drizzy, for so much art talk / Silly me, rappin’ ’bout sh*t that I really bought / While these rappers rap about guns that they ain’t shot / and a bunch of other silly sh*t that they ain’t got.
Now I’m not going to start pumping out think pieces about “rap beef” and deference in the industry, because Jay Z let us all know that he respects Drake’s presence when he referred to him as the Kobe Bryant of the game in his interview with Elliot Wilson (Fast-forward to the 3:25 mark).
With that said, Jay Z’s shot at Drake is definitely coming from a paintball gun and not the AR-15 that people want it to be.
Drake has consistently taken thinly veiled “shots” at Jay Z while simultaneously praising him as a god, so this is just another 8-count in the “rappers who fake beef” dance.
Wash. Rinse. Repeat.
Nonetheless, I’m curious to see when and how Drake responds….