| 6 years ago||
Ordo Abchao said:
When it comes down to it, though there are probably plenty more reasons to acknowledge and argue why Jay-Z catches so much heat from traditional hip hop heads, the following are his most egregious offenses...his biggest loses.
Sean Carter's biggest L's
(1) The Beef: Mr. Carter goes out of his way to f**k another man's baby-moms (like its an accomplishment)...then makes it the focal point of a lost and epic battle between a man he, when it comes down to it, admired and wanted to emulate practically forever: at least in the sense of real hip hop and skills.
(2) Losing the rights and ownership of the masters to Reasonable Doubt, probably his greatest and most enduring hip-hop album
(3) Stealing Jaz-O's steez and attempting to pay him off because of it.
(4) Biting Biggie's, Big L's, Slick Rick, among numerous others, lines without discretion or proper attribution
(5) Facilitating the slow deterioration of not only his own skills and talents, but the musical product he endorses, by more or less rejecting the basis of the cultural artform in pursuit of personal wealth and fame. No matter how much money and success he has, no matter how much he personally wins, hip hop has lost because he's no longer a credible emcee. Furthermore, though he is in fact in position to actually progress the culture significantly, he instead chooses to bleed and sever it further from anything meaningful.
Potential fail: Wifing, albeit a bad one, another industry hoar, by contract or otherwise (not to the degree of Kelis, but...a hoar is a hoar. At least Nas was able to have a son, thus an heir, by his hoar. That's a blessing no matter what...right?)
Shut the f**k up