Jay-Z’s State of the Roc

YN just threw up some stuff from his Hovie cover story that didn’t make it into the book.

Jay on Yeezy vs. Curtis:

It was Kanye who came up with the idea to go head-to-head right? Were you with the idea at first?
To be honest with you, Kanye called me and I was like, “Man, you ready for that?! ‘cause I know 50. He’s liable to trip ya girlfriend in the party. You ready?’” You know, I thought it was great. Fantastic. Took me 2 seconds. I mean, no one’s going to get hurt. 50 Cent sold a gang of records. You know what I’m saying? Maybe his ego is bruised a little bit, but he sold 700,000 records.

He also talks about where he sees the Roc going, Kanye’s early days as a lyricist and why he signed Uncle Murda.   


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240 Responses to “Jay-Z’s State of the Roc”

  1. I Fux Says:

    *daps belize*

    Ya that movie was dope its actually that dude Isaiah Washington called a fag

  2. E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says:

    Marion and Barbosa for Kobe ………Thats like 2 allstars for 1, do you do it?
    ^^^^
    yeah that’d be a decent trade, if they could get them to also throw in Borris Diaow it’d be a great trade

  3. Jamz Says:

    Of course not FF babie… it was just a lil jokey joke…

    Holla..

  4. I Fux Says:

    http://www.xxlmag.com/online/?p=15786

    ^^Cassidy feat Mark Morrison …..kinda cool laid back joint

  5. green eyes Says:

    lol.. gotcha jamz..
    peace

  6. cMac Says:

    green…what it do?

  7. Big Homie Says:

    Mark Morrison?? lol

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2WH8Z_O6Os

  8. el feces loco Says:

    # cMac Says:
    November 1st, 2007 at 4:20 pm

    el feces

    click my link…i posted a share for Killer Mike under my first blog

    ^^^
    If I click..all you see is blue flames
    Feces nigga..I don’t click on no blue names …lol Imma check it out..props

    _________________________________

    The loverboy(nah right) was my shit..mad MILF’s calling in ordering extra anchovies..rich MILFS too.

  9. 911 Says:

    On the streets…I’m early conversations don’t exist about what I’d like to polly about…here I’m late…I have no clue as to how to feel about “AG”…it’s not great, definitely not bad. Just…Is he a spokesman for MBUSA.com?

    Musing. Commenter now slash bloggers still come here because their commenter’s are the same audience? What’s the point then. You all should venture out more. Blogger speak find a new audience. Nahright is inclusive. Smh.

    Joe Budden is on the verge of being overrated. A great MIXTAPE MC. A good MC. Above average rapper. I won’t delve further he got Tupac type stans. Not me though. I’ll say this and leave it alone…that first album wasn’t Illmatic? No. Oh that’s still someone else’s fault, but he’s a Nas type talent right?
    Objectivity. Just…

    Nas > Hovie …the fuck is a hovie?

    6 billion plus people inhabit the earth…are you really comfortable just being heard by a few? Spaceship? Me? Usually…

    May whomever you praise bless you…Peace.

  10. Belize Says:

    *contemplating bout taking greenie’s cookie*

  11. I Fux Says:

    out of LF: But I am dropping this chick I have been seeing for 3 months. She is getting to feel the kid real heavy, I knew it was inevitable cuz I am cool like that(c) Digable Planets. But I am not ready to commit I’m 26 and she is 29 with an itchy trigger finger for that relationship. She has impeccable pussy though, so its hard to get away(c) Mobb Deep.

  12. Paperstacker Says:

    jay stays “payin homage” to other rappers

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    lol, “Paying homage” my ass, jay stans don’t take into account that 80% of Jay z current listeners don’t even know these old lines he uses or what MC spit them. He can take a big L , pun , kane, rick, or vintage em line and alot of his listeners credit the line to him because they simply weren’t up on that old shit. So basically he doesn’t incorporate their name into his lyrics, and he pays homage with less than known lines, basically fooling alot of his fans.

  13. Soul Clapper Says:

    @ 911 – Woah (c) B.R.

  14. Digital scales Says:

    say that he has no remorse or regrets about what happened.
    ^^^^^^^
    REAL TALK IF YOU CATCH A BODY AND YOU DONT HAVE ANY REMORSE, THAT MEANS YOU A STONE COLD KILLER AND CHANCES ARE YOUR GONNA KILL AGAIN…

  15. Belize Says:

    I Fux Says:

    November 1st, 2007 at 4:21 pm
    *daps belize*

    Ya that movie was dope its actually that dude Isaiah Washington called a fag

    ^

    *dies on the floor*

    U know..I never matched up them dudes till u say that cuz he got a beard and shyt

    HA!!!!!!!

    my short term memory sucks!

  16. I Fux Says:

    WTF is 911 talking about half the time *looks at 911 with bemusement*

  17. cMac Says:

    lol, “Paying homage” my ass, jay stans don’t take into account that 80% of Jay z current listeners don’t even know these old lines he uses or what MC spit them. He can take a big L , pun , kane, rick, or vintage em line and alot of his listeners credit the line to him because they simply weren’t up on that old shit. So basically he doesn’t incorporate their name into his lyrics, and he pays homage with less than known lines, basically fooling alot of his fans.
    _______-

    I’m only biggin up my brother, biggin up my barrel, i’m big enough to do it, i’m that thorough, plus i know my own flow is foolish

  18. E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says:

    jay stays “payin homage” to other rappers

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    lol, “Paying homage” my ass, jay stans don’t take into account that 80% of Jay z current listeners don’t even know these old lines he uses or what MC spit them. He can take a big L , pun , kane, rick, or vintage em line and alot of his listeners credit the line to him because they simply weren’t up on that old shit. So basically he doesn’t incorporate their name into his lyrics, and he pays homage with less than known lines, basically fooling alot of his fans.
    ^^^^
    lol

    pretty much

  19. I Fux Says:

    Digital scales Says:

    November 1st, 2007 at 4:27 pm
    say that he has no remorse or regrets about what happened.
    ^^^^^^^
    REAL TALK IF YOU CATCH A BODY AND YOU DONT HAVE ANY REMORSE, THAT MEANS YOU A STONE COLD KILLER AND CHANCES ARE YOUR GONNA KILL AGAIN…
    ^^^^^^^^^
    Co-sign———————–
    Co-sign Pstack if in those lines he mentions the actual writer of said rhyme that is an honest way to pay homage

  20. green eyes Says:

    cmac, beli, whats up (go for it beli)

  21. Paperstacker Says:

    Someone go post the lines from Nas’s success, then you’ll understand lyrically Jay aint murk shit. Flow wise Jay killed the song, he can flow on any song. But is flow the only thing that determines who murked a track?

    By the way

    Big Boi’s/Busta’s flow on I’m so hood> Jay z flow on Party life

    What was the old chump thinking

  22. lurker Says:

    sup niggas?

  23. Soul Clapper Says:

    Paying homage” my ass, jay stans don’t take into account that 80% of Jay z current listeners don’t even know these old lines he uses or what MC spit them. He can take a big L , pun , kane, rick, or vintage em line and alot of his listeners credit the line to him because they simply weren’t up on that old shit. So basically he doesn’t incorporate their name into his lyrics, and he pays homage with less than known lines, basically fooling alot of his fans.

    ===============================================

    I see what you’re saying Paper, but I get every single one of the “paying homage” lines Jay spits and I think dude is just taking subliminal praise to a new level.

    A lot of emcees have started to do that shit now that Jay does it. I even heard Fat Joe do that. And Is it really Jay’s fault that his audience are not educated about this music/culture to a level where they can spot classic material being quoted? Should he have to dumb it down?

  24. D. Billz Says:

    Joe Budden is on the verge of being overrated. A great MIXTAPE MC. A good MC. Above average rapper. I won’t delve further he got Tupac type stans. Not me though. I’ll say this and leave it alone…that first album wasn’t Illmatic? No. Oh that’s still someone else’s fault, but he’s a Nas type talent right?
    Objectivity. Just…

    ^ *grips up* Ninja you better watch your tone…

  25. Paperstacker Says:

    I’m only biggin up my brother, biggin up my barrel, i’m big enough to do it, i’m that thorough, plus i know my own flow is foolish

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    That was more for biggie, which I can understand. Big and Hov were like brothers, competitive brothers, so Jay keeping him in his rhymes is paying homage, especially since almost everyone can recognize a BIG line.

    However I won’t lie to you, out of all the Jay music I’ve heard he probably quoted hundreds of lines that I just didn’t recognize and gave credit to him for it.

  26. SNORT_SNORTCRAZY88SINCE88 Says:

    ….Fuck 2pac. all the nigga did was sell Wolf Tickets. every time, this niggas was gettin fucked up, stab’d, shot, all kinds of shit… Ol’Ron Artest ass nigga….shook to swing on Ben Wallace, gon fuck with a nigga in the seats… Pussy ass nigga.
    …2pac was a battery pack ass nigga. that pussy was in debt to Suge & had to frunt his whole death row stint to make money.

    how the fuck u got cha mind right, money right, now u ready for war & gon let the niggas close to you get you Touched?

  27. el feces loco Says:

    # I Fux Says:
    November 1st, 2007 at 4:25 pm

    out of LF: But I am dropping this chick I have been seeing for 3 months. She is getting to feel the kid real heavy, I knew it was inevitable cuz I am cool like that(c) Digable Planets. But I am not ready to commit I’m 26 and she is 29 with an itchy trigger finger for that relationship. She has impeccable pussy though, so its hard to get away(c) Mobb Deep.

    Somewhere on another blog SHEFUX has posted this comment

    Out of LF: But I been seeing this young kid, lil boy, I been lettin him smell the coochie for 3 months now and he startin to get real heavy on this pussy, I suspect he even blogs about me to his blogger friends, I knew I’d have him sprung cause the pussy is like(nolesbo) that. Im 29 ..he’s only 26 his dick game is wack but he eats an impeccable pussy tho..Its hard for me to stay(c)Jodeci

  28. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    so Rey still got that Kanye in rotation…

  29. lurker Says:

    i just nutted in my pants

  30. D. Billz Says:

    cMac Says:

    November 1st, 2007 at 4:28 pm
    lol, “Paying homage” my ass, jay stans don’t take into account that 80% of Jay z current listeners don’t even know these old lines he uses or what MC spit them. He can take a big L , pun , kane, rick, or vintage em line and alot of his listeners credit the line to him because they simply weren’t up on that old shit. So basically he doesn’t incorporate their name into his lyrics, and he pays homage with less than known lines, basically fooling alot of his fans.
    _______-

    I’m only biggin up my brother, biggin up my barrel borough, i’m big enough to do it, i’m that thorough, plus i know my own flow is foolish

  31. Soul Clapper Says:

    @ feces – I just fell into a laugh-induced coma at the Shefux thing.

  32. I Fux Says:

    Lmao@Feces …….she has no clue I blog homie……..Ya I eat her pussy for like an hour straight and her birthday she was drunk pissy and she was like “you are the best sex I have ever had” she could have been fronting but no reason, she was drunk

  33. eskay Says:

    http://allhiphop.com/blogs/multimedia__video/archive/2007/11/01/18820986.aspx

    ^smh

  34. green eyes Says:

    Somewhere on another blog SHEFUX has posted this comment

    Out of LF: But I been seeing this young kid, lil boy, I been lettin him smell the coochie for 3 months now and he startin to get real heavy on this pussy, I suspect he even blogs about me to his blogger friends, I knew I’d have him sprung cause the pussy is like(nolesbo) that. Im 29 ..he’s only 26 his dick game is wack but he eats an impeccable pussy tho..Its hard for me to stay(c)Jodeci

    ^LMAAAAAOOOOOOOO

  35. Paperstacker Says:

    I see what you’re saying Paper, but I get every single one of the “paying homage” lines Jay spits and I think dude is just taking subliminal praise to a new level.

    A lot of emcees have started to do that shit now that Jay does it. I even heard Fat Joe do that. And Is it really Jay’s fault that his audience are not educated about this music/culture to a level where they can spot classic material being quoted? Should he have to dumb it down?

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Yeah it’s more prevelant now among different rappers, but when they spit they homage lines, no one can miss them.

    I am a hip hop listener as anyone on here, and I probably have all of Big L’s, Rakim, and Puns catalog, but sometimes I still forget that they happened to spit that specific line when Jay uses it from one of their less known songs.

    I mean seriously I am assuming Jay has almost hip hop CD on his ipod and he must listen to that shit liek a religion if these 1000’s of lines have been embeded in his brain.

  36. tyrone biggums Says:

    NO REALLY FUCK THE POLICE, THEM COMMIE BASTARDS GOT ME HEATED

  37. el feces loco Says:

    LOL @ all yall…That’s what I call the “COIN” moment..2 sides to every story moment..I hope to bring the other side(nono) to some of yous is comments more often.

    no shots fired @IF..

  38. E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says:

    new post

  39. 456 Says:

    Somewhere on another blog SHEFUX has posted this comment

    Out of LF: But I been seeing this young kid, lil boy, I been lettin him smell the coochie for 3 months now and he startin to get real heavy on this pussy, I suspect he even blogs about me to his blogger friends, I knew I’d have him sprung cause the pussy is like(nolesbo) that. Im 29 ..he’s only 26 his dick game is wack but he eats an impeccable pussy tho..Its hard for me to stay(c)Jodeci

    ^*bodied. i might be done for the week. LMFAO @ Its hard for me to stay (c)Jodeci

  40. Game Over Says:

    lol ‘we don’t have to have dinner at the studio together, just make the record’. hov is ice cold.

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