Jay Z released an album called Blueprint 3 some years ago. There were a few hits on there. You may have heard some of them.
After repeated listens of “A Star is Born” I noticed HOV was throwing petty jabs instead of giving props. Its damn hilarious.
The first verse on A Star is Born finds finds HOV at his most pettiest.
I took the liberty of breaking down the pettiness for you.
[Verse One: Jay-Z]
I seen Mase do it, I seen ‘Ye do it
X came through, caught lighter fluid
Still I came through it, clap for ’em
But I’m the blueprint, I’m like the map for ’em
Translation: You guys sold records, but I’m still here and you’re not. (Excluding ‘Ye of course)
Translation using Jay Z lyrics: When Puff was in that tub spilling Mo’
I was at my video, Cris’ on the speedboat
“In My Lifetime,” nigga, go through your research
St. Thomas, my nigga, that was me first
I dropped another classic, made Puff pass it,
Nobody could touch Puff back when Puff had it
Translation: When Puff had it a.k.a. he doesn’t have it anymore and while I’m here he won’t have it.
Translation using Jay Z lyrics: Now run along wit’cha little ass hits. Read my rap sheet nigga, THREE CLASSICS
Wayne scorchin, I’ll applaud him
If he keep goin, pass the torch to him
Translation: If he keep goin, pass the torch to him. He did keep going but not quite long enough. You sir don’t get the torch.
Translation using Jay Z lyrics: Play this shit while you play around with my crown
50 came through, like hurricanes do
I thought I finished his ass at Summer jam Two
Translation: Like hurricanes do. Destructive but temporary.
Translation using Jay Z lyrics: So when I reload, he holds #1 position
When you hot I’m hot
And when your feet cold, mines is sizzling
I had the Illmatic, on bootleg
The shit was so ahead, thought we was all dead
Translation: We are very much alive and I bought your CD illegally.
Wayne did a milli, 50 did a milli
‘Ye too but what Em did was silly
Translation using Jay Z lyrics: Selling records being you, but still you want to be me
The white boy blossomed after Dre endorsed him
His flow on “Renegade,” fuckin awesome, applaud him
Translation using Jay Z lyrics: But I will not lose, for even in defeat
There’s a valuable lesson learned, so it evens up for me
Drake’s up next, see what he do with it
Translation using Jay Z lyrics: When you 10 years in, holla back then
There you have it. Everything holds up except for Drake being the biggest rapper in the world.
Hey nobody bats a thousand.
Still petty though.