JAY-Z may not be active on social media, but he got wind of Hit-Boy’s drunken rant at Nas’ King’s Disease II release party. During a conversation on “The New Rory & MAL” podcast, the Grammy award-winning producer revealed that Hov reached out to him after hearing him take shots at Kanye West.
“I woke up at 6 in the morning, nigga blitzed from the night before,” he explained. “First thing I see is an e-mail from JAY-Z. That’s the first thing I see. I was like, ‘Fuck’ before I even opened it. First sentence in the fuckin e-mail was, ‘I saw your speech. I’m like, ‘Damn.’”
The speech in which Hov referenced was delivered back in August shortly after Hit-Boy and Nas dropped the sequel to the 2020 project King’s Disease. While celebrating the album’s release, the producer delivered a speech in which he reveled in the outcome of their teamwork while seemingly taking subliminal shots at Kanye.
“It’s not a hundred niggas producing the beat,” he said at the time. “It’s not a hundred niggas writing the rhymes, nigga. It’s two niggas in the studio. I hear this shit right now, homie. It’s going down. King’s Disease II. Stream that shit, buy that shit.”
“It’s just me and Nas in the studio,” he went on. “There be niggas in the studio. It’s just me and bro, bro. Do y’all hear this shit? It’s just me and this nigga in the studio. He’s barred up, I’m making beats. No hooplah. We not on fuckin’ Twitter botherin’ y’all. We not on IG Live putting a weird-ass stream up, nigga. We doin’ this shit for real though, nigga! Stop playing!”
While Hit-Boy’s comments were made in the spur of the moment, Hov let him know that the shots were unnecessary. “He was like, ‘You don’t even gotta do all that, man,’” said the What You Expect beatmaker. “‘This shit hard, I fuck with the album. You talented, stay humble’ type shit.’ I hit him back like, ‘That’s 1,000.’ I was like the crazy shit is I know if this shit get out, Hov gon’ see dis and shake his head.’”
See Hit-Boy share the story below.
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