Recently Nas’s BM sat down with VLAD TV for an interview, when the conversation turned to the epic Nas and Jay z beef that happened in the early 00s. In my opinion she is bogus because she played both sides, and messed with two dudes that were affiliated. And pillow talked with Jay about Nas’s business. Then gave Nas the ammunition for his lethal “Either” track. NEVER under estimate the power of a woman.
With the recent legal woes of Kevin Gates and Kodak Black, it seems as if a lot of our black music artists can’t catch a break. I mean, yes they did break the law, but how do our young brothers continue to find themselves in these situations? These are two music artists that were just beginning to take off in the music industry. Whether you rock with their music or not, they are two talented individuals in their own way. It’s as if some of these artists can’t shake their past. A lot of black music artists come from backgrounds riddled with drugs, violence and gang activity. So that lifestyle tends to follow them, but not every artist falls back into that trap. If we listen to the stories of Jay Z, Nas, and Kendrick Lamar to share a few, they lived a certain lifestyle and when they got on in the music industry, they got on. They did not look back or fall back into the lifestyle that they lived before. So I can’t help but to wonder, how did Kevin Gates and Kodak Black fall into this trap? Why are these artists who have a hit song suddenly fall into this pit where they become a product of the judicial system? Maybe their past just comes back to haunt them? Is this one of the many examples of when keeping it real goes wrong? I get it, “stupid is as stupid does” and “do the crime, do the time”. But DAMN.
Shawn Carter better known as ‘Jay z’ is a musical legend. I of course would have told you this in 1998. But i was 3-4 years ahead of mainstream hip hop critics who considered him a hip hop legend after the release of “The Blueprint” in 2001. And i can’t pinpoint the exact time when in general mainstream music began considering him a musical legend, but it was definitely after 2001, i know that much.