he's not supposed to ride the beat like K.Dot Kendreck wanted Jay-z to be Hov not Hov doing his best kendrick rendition
far as the subject matter
Introspection is examination of one's own conscious thoughts and feelings.....
I was talking about Jay's demeanor overall as an artist but it can be applied to this song because whether he's talking some big money sh*t or telling his feeling on a matter he's himself but moving on.....so lets start with Jay first couple lines...
"up in the clouds me an my spouse rumors on the ground getting too loud please turn them sh*ts down, can't hear myself think turbulence sh*t i almost spilled my drink"
^^^ how is that not introspection? you can't type in Jay-z or beyonce and go 2 topics without seeing something about that is based in RUMORS he coulda came at this sh*t all swagged out the gate but he chose to start off with that insight and with the song being titled bi*ch don't k!ll my vibe those lines say alot....
the c*cky sh*t is self explanatory on the verse so i dont have to quote those but it just goes to show why i dont respect alot of n*ggas opinion on Jay because 90% of it is bandwago hating Rhyme wise alot of sh*t he says either goes over n*ggas head completely or they disregard his bars all together like he don't be saying sh*t blah.....
and Kendrick's was Viscous but that don't mean you cant appreciate Jay verse yall young n*ggas are so A.D.D these days when it come to music smh
both of them n*ggas k!lled that sh*t
dont get on the song and fu*k it up...theres a reason why certain rappers don't collab with Outkast or why mobb deep only collab with certain n*ggaz or Warren G only collab with certain ppl cus they had distinct sounds. and he did make an attempt to ride the beat like Kdot but
That was a lame attempt at being introspective and that was the ONLY line I can honestly say was introspective.
fu*k is u talkin bout young n*gga I'm probably older than you...I been followin hov since way back when he was doing shows at the tunnel bringing out bleek...If I think the sh*t was underwhelming thats my opinion and he got bodied...Jigga would of mangled the beat not Jay-z...he didn't come off leaving you like "Yeah chill Kendrick thats hov right there" first thoughts after listening was damn kdot k!lled it