Anyone who’s followed Jay- Z and Kanye Wests’ careers knows the relationship between the two. Kanye went from being an ambitious will-be superstar looking up to and trying to be his idol.
Kanye went from being an ambitious will-be superstar looking up to and modelling his style after Jay since probably 1999, right before Jigga would prove to be a global rap god Kanye looked up to Jigga.
And then, dude who made Can’t Be Life, H to the Izzo, Never Change, Heart of the City, 03 Bonnie Clyde, Encore, Death of Auto Tune (sort of), and made an album with Jigga went buck wild. The little brother rose up against igrootman lakhe.
Mr Kardashian held down Blueprint with Just and Bink!, made a hit and showed he could rap on the half-assedbut could-have-been doper Blueprint 2, dominated Black Album and did a sincere one-shot on Kingdom Come. He even said ‘Hey’ on American Gangster.
But Kanye been letting us know there’s cracks in his relationship with the Big Homey. Despite Ye showing us he could rap on and produce classic songs for H.O (see Last Call and The Bounce), trouble was brewing.
But together they made Watch The Throne, which made everything look like it was all cool between them. Before that they made some tough Ye songs like Never Let Me Down (which really didn’t need that second Hov verse), The Diamonds Remix (another unnecessary HOV line albeit with his most quotable), Monster and So Appalled (both featuring the best type of Hov).
Then Kanye went ‘crazy’. And then Kanye went on a rant and then Jigga said he missed the old Kanye, and then Kanye went ‘full-on crazy’ and checked himself into a mental health facility (we say Big Up for that, if it was real).
But you ain’t the same, this ain’t KumbaYe
But you got hurt because you did cool by ‘Ye
You gave him twenty million without blinkin’
He gave you twenty minutes on stage, fuck was he thinkin’?
This apparently confirmed that there were prollems between the two biggest rap superstars in the world. And now someone in the UK has made a doccie about this.
The new doccie, Public Enemies: JAY-Z vs. Kanye West,, apparently speaks about Jigga and Ye’s relationship. But ke, siyabazi abantu baseUK noku xinganisa aba nstundu.
Public Enemies is meant to, apparently, tell “the story behind JAY-Z and Kanye West’s spectacular rise, their creative partnership and their colossal falling out.” It’s gonna show first on UK’s Channel 4 on Monday. Look out for it, though.
Look out for it, though.