I am not a rapper nor a journalist, but I am a lover of good music. Jay-z's 4:44 release has been all the craze since it dropped. I'm not hear to give you my stake on his infidelity. I mean he let us know he was human on "Song Cry". This post is to say that this was not his first release with great moments. I cant remember one album that he has dropped that didn't have me like "DAMN"!
I've always loved Jay-z for 3 reasons: His big nose, he's a Sagittarius and his disregard for the delivery. He's not concerned about a catchy beat or adlibs.The message is always the motive. You've been missing the message because you aren't a fan of the delivery:
"I always feel like he's talking to me and not rapping." Uh duh he is LOL. But did you hear what he said?
"Through my peripheral I see you scheming, Stop dreaming, I leave your body steaming" - Cant knock the hustle
" I don't like his flow." But did you hear what he said?
"Sensitive thugs, y'all all need hugs" -Heart of the city
"He used to rap faster" But did you hear what he said?
"The problem is you dudes treat the ones you lovin, with the same respect that you treat the one that you humpin, that aint bout nothin" 03 Bonnie and Clyde
"We live different from those up north dudes" Ok. Ok. but did you hear the message?
"For life is a chain, cause and effected Niggas off the chain because they affected"
"Wouldn't you loot, if you didn't have the loot? Baby needed food and you stuck on the roof Helicopter swooped down just to get a scoop" ~ Minority Report
Still not feeling Jigga man? That's ok! He ain't for everybody!
You heard him loud and clear speak about cheating on Beyoncé, and telling Becky to let him alone, but did you hear anything else?
You listened but did you hear him?
Did you hear him reference our culture as family that's feuding?
"We all screwed 'cause we never had the tools I'm tryna fix you" Family feud
"What's better than one billionaire? Two I'll be damned if I drink some Belvedere while Puff got CÎROC Y'all need to stop" Family Feud
"Financial Freedom my only hope, fuck livin rich and dyin broke" The story of OJ
Jay-z is a lyrical fucking genius. I read an article saying that he is the revelation that we've been needing. He's been that maybe you just haven't been listening.
I just wanted to highlight some of my favorite Jay-Z moments that may have been missed because his delivery wasn't attached to some silly dance, catchy beat, and or irrelevant adlibs!!
Please understand that these are just my thoughts.......... I'm not here to convert you!