Meek Mill’s highly anticipated album Championships dropped at midnight and the Internet is in an uproar over Jay Z’s monumental verse on What’s Free.
Hov jumped in his bag and delivered a verse of epic proportions while taking shots at his former friend and Watch The Throne collaborator Kanye West.
“No red hat, don’t Michael and Prince me and ‘Ye/ They separate you when you got Michael and Prince’s DNA, uh/ I ain’t one of these house niggas you bought/ My house like a resort, my house bigger than yours/ My spou- (C’mon man),” Jay raps over the Tarik Azzouz and Streetrunner production. The track caused so much commotion, Hov took to Twitter to clarify what he meant and encourage fans to support Meek’s latest project.
Fans not only reacted to Hov seemingly dissing ‘Ye, they praised him for taking shots at Donald Trump and dropping some major educational bars about slavery.
“To this day, Grandma ‘fraid what I might say/ They gon’ have to kill me, Grandmama, I’m not they slave/ Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha, check out the bizarre/ Rappin’ style used by me, the H-O-V
Look at my hair free, carefree, niggas ain’t Nair free/ Enjoy your chains, what’s your employer name with the hairpiece,” he preached.
All of the chatter sent #JayZ to the top of the trending list on Twitter.
See what everyone is saying about Hov’s verse, below:
Jay’s verse in “What’s Free” touches on getting mentally & financially emancipated, surviving urban trauma, not cowering to pop-culture & political agendas, black unity, black empowerment and bathing in black boy joy. If Hov isn't the GOAT, then who is? #WhatsFree #CHAMPIONSHIPS— Ericka Goodman (@Ericka_Editor) November 30, 2018
Jay-Z is 48 years old still going after that ‘verse of a the year’ title like new artist. 👏🏼 #WhatsFree— Zack (@lookitszack) November 30, 2018
3 different flows, a history lesson, verbal chincheck to the pres, & major braggadocio by 1 man in 1 feature. If Hov isn’t your fav by now, then why are you listening? #whatsfree #CHAMPIONSHIPS @ElliottWilson— Johnathan Butler (@jbutlerventures) November 30, 2018
I pressed repeat on all their verses on #WhatsFree and as effortlessly and hard Meek and Ross went Hov just took this joint to another solar system 🤦🏽♂️— Nuface Clothing Co (@Nuface) November 30, 2018