Jay Z Blasts Critics In Tidal Concert Freestyle Rap (VIDEO)
Jay Z blasted his critics during a freestyle rap at his Tidal concert on Saturday. Check out the video below.
The rapper hosted the first of two special shows in New York City last night, doing his rarely-performed B-sides. The concert was live streamed on Tidal, his new music streaming service that has come under fire for being elite and pricey. Jay Z used the opportunity to fire back at the ongoing criticism.
The lyrics Jay Z spit included:
“So I’m the bad guy now I hear, because I don’t go with the flow
Don’t ever go with the flow, be the flow
And I don’t need no middle man to talk to my n—-s
I understand if you don’t understand, I figure I’m Jigga
That’s where we differ
I take what’s mine, you accept what they they give you, I get you
I don’t take no checks, I take my respect
Pharrell even told me go with the safest bet
Jimmy Iovine on for the safety net
Google dig around a crazy check
I feel like YouTube is the biggest culprit
Them n—-s pay you a tenth of what you supposed to get
You know n—-s die for equal pay right?
You know when I work I ain’t your slave right?
You know I ain’t shucking and jiving and high-fiving, and you know this ain’t back in the days right?
Well I can’t tell, how the way they killed Freddie Gray right?
Shot down Mike Brown, how they did Tray right?
Let them continue choking n—-s,
We gon’ turn style, I ain’t your token n—-.”
Jay Z went on to rap:
“You know I came in this game independent right?
Tidal, my own label, same difference
Oh, n—as is skeptical when it’s their own sh-t
You bought nine iPhones and Steve Jobs is rich
Phil Knight is worth millions, you still bought them kicks
Spotify is nine million, they ain’t say sh-t
Lucy you got some splainin’ to do
The only one they hatin’ on looks the same as you
That’s cool, I know they tryin’ to bamboozle you
Spendin’ millions on me to tryin’ to confuse you
I had to talk to myself, Hov you should be used to it
It’s politics as usual.”
As Gossip Cop reported, Jay Z previously addressed the backlash against Tidal in a series of tweets late last month, in which he claimed he was a victim of a “smear campaign.” Watch the video below, and tell us what you think.