Taking out this time…to give you a piece of my mind….(can’t knock the hustle), who do you think you are….baby one day you’ll be a star…
I was around three years young when that song came out. Now roughly 20 years later, I’m writing a post on it. Jay-Z has been our go to guy in NY for all those years. If Drake is John Cena, Jay-Z is definitely Undertaker. When the towers fell on 9/11, he became that phoenix that rose from the ashes and took over the city. Regardless of how you feel about the man, you have to give respect where it’s due. He still in the game after all these years..he should be retired by now! I don’t really see anyone stepping up to at least try to fill the man’s shoes. 50 lost traction, Fabulous and Juelz had all the potential in the world but fell short…or was it due to a changing of the guard?
Moving to the south in ’06, I noticed when it came to the top artists year in and out, NY was no longer at the limelight. No wonder Jay-Z decided to come out of retirement. Now, NY rappers come out and the only way then can get put on in anyway is if they sound like they are not from here. The biggest hit of an NY artist this year sounded like it was straight out an Atlanta codeine factory.
As a fan of Hip Hop, I relieve the glory days. I need a sense of nostalgia to get through the day. Because with hits on the radio today, Its rare if I hear a record that sounds like me. They might as well be speaking another language. Stay in the game as long as you can Jay, I need to hear you loud and clear to drain out the noise around me. Thank you Jay-Z for your contribution to Hip-Hop!
Freestyle from the Bible of Hip-Hop: Graffiti Art, Breakin, Deejayin, Emceein ~ all have to do with acting and being.(5/22/16)