Jay E has never been some type of freedom fighter in my eyes.
He was just a very cryptic person. He carried a heavy aura of what I would phrase as “bayou mysticism”. He spoke on things that could be vaguely understood and a lot of times out of the realm of the common listener’s understanding. His rhymes are Black, but they aren’t as straightforward as a Kweli.
That’s why I don’t see his relationship with with a similarly mysterious person like a Rothschild as anything but a natural progression.
Ignore the opinion of those who laud an artist as hip hops savior.
America has been and forever will be a song nation.
Sometimes people will fuck with bars and raps but Merica ain’t trying to hear that rappity rap shit.
No rapper be it Earl Sweatshirt, Jay-E or [insert rapper name] will be able to spit a 16 so good that such an album to contain that verse will sell millions of copies that’ll convince a major label executive to sign a true “hip-hop” artist to a multi million dollar budget.