The Camel vs. The Goat: Jay-Z Talks Slick About LL Cool J

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LL Cool J has beef with Jay Z

Lions, tigers and bears, OH MY! In a recent interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, Camel took a subliminal jab at The G.O.A.T. and his ability to remain relevant in hip hop. Pop the hood for his exact words

When asked about the current state of hip hop in his cover story with Rolling Stone Magazine, Jay Z took the liberty of using LL Cool Jay as an example of what NOT to do, saying:

“One of the reasons I wanted to make Blueprint 3 was because of the challenge. We’ve seen people like LL Cool J have longevity, and we respect the heritage of what he’s done, but it’s not like, right now, he’s competing on the same level as Lil Wayne. So for me to still be able to compete at that level at my age, that’s rarefied air. It’s never been done.”

“I think the problem with people, as they start to mature, they say, ‘Rap is a young man’s game,’ and they keep trying to make young songs. But you don’t know the slang – it changes every day. You can visit the topic, but these young kids live it every day, and you’re just visiting. So you’re trying to be something you’re not, and the audience doesn’t buy into that. And people wonder why. ‘I made a great Southern bounce song!’ You’re from New York, and you’re 70! Why are you bouncing?”

With their sordid history, and LL’s past claims that he was mismanaged under Jay Z while at Def Jam, you would think that Jay would have opted to leave out names in his assessment of hip hop.

Some people consider Jay Z one of the best that ever did it, even though LL fancies himself the Greatest Of All Tme. Does that give Jay the liberty to spit camel juice at every rapper in the game?

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