So, by now, you probably know the back story: Jay-Z said, “And Hammer went broke so you know I’m more focused. I lost 30 mil so I spent another 30, cause unlike Hammer 30 million can’t hurt me.” The line was supposedly in response to a conversation Hammer had with Kanye warning him about following Hov into hell. Hammer took offense to Jay’s response.
A little over a month since Kanye’s “So Appalled,” the song featuring that line, dropped, Hammer dropped “Better Run Run,” the Jay-Z diss record/video he was “warning” about.
We think it’s safe to say it’s more than slightly comedic. If nothing else, it finally explains how BeyBey can wake up to that camel face daily:
“The Devil said ‘I’ll give you the world’ ‘I’ll take it plus give me a girl. Mister devil can you give a sign he said throw the rock up, that’s one of mine’”
But we have questions. Like, why is it okay for any 48-year-old man to be crumping in a video? Then, Hammer’s whole premise is that “If a rapper talk tough, he gotta back up what he say.” But was what Jay said really tough talk?
What really leaves us confused is this line: “That boy tried to steal my swag. Fingerprints all over the bag.” When, Hammer?
Is it just us, or does this do more to tarnish Hammer’s legacy, which quiet as kept is pretty impressive, or to hurt Jay-Z’s reputation?