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Although megastar rappers Lil Wayne and Jay-Z share the same surname, there have been rumblings over the years that the Carters have been in direct competition with each other. One of the latest flare-ups in the alleged feud happened with Watch The Throne’s first leak “H.A.M.” in where Jay-Z’s line “Really you got baby money” got the attention of both Wayne and YMCMB boss Birdman who responded to the verse via Twitter. Although Wayne initially brushed off the assumed jab, it appears that on a new song from Tha Carter IV may be reigniting a clash between the two rap titans.
On the track “It’s Good,” Wayne is assisted by Jadakiss and YM soldier Drake before launching a not so subtle shot in the direction of Jay-Z with the lines “talk about Baby money, I got your baby money/Kidnap your bi–h, get that how much you love your lady money” – with the lines appearing to be in direct response to Jigga’s verse. In the battle of rap superiority, both men have claimed their greatness and can certainly boast a litany of accomplishments between them. But even with their respective paths to fame, is this current dustup imagined or is the Lil Wayne and Jay-Z beef headed towards an epic head to head showdown?
Fans have been chiming in on the song shortly after it leaked to the Web with fans, especially on social networking site Twitter.
User @bigfella1906 said, “Lil wayne knows exactly wat he doin. Jay z know it too. #publicity”.
While fan @FerrariBacardi added, “Jay-Z vs. Lil Wayne is gonna be awesome. Even if its only sub dissing… We gotta catch all that.”
Fans have been going back and forth over the supposed dis; with some openly wondering what Jay will say in return while others are thinking the move is calculated. Whatever the case, this makes Lil Wayne’s upcoming August 29 release of Tha Carter IV even more intriguing as he continues to climb his way back to the top of the Hip Hop mountain. Stay tuned as this story will certainly develop.
Listen to “It’s Good” below: