Jay-Z On Using Biggie’s Rhymes

It’s the story you love to hear again and again. In this video from the Decoded iPhone app, Jay justifies using the B.I.G.’s rhymes in his lyrics. He’s not a biter, he’s a writer.

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  • BRu973
  • mac DIESEL

    HOW MANY OF BIGGIE’S RHYMES ARE GONNA COME OUT YA FAT LIPS NIGGA??!!

    ….HA!!!! ONE OF THE GREATEST HIP-HOP LINES OF ALL TIME!!!! THAT’S DEFINITELY BITIN’ EVEN IF THEY WAS BOYS!!!! BUT I’M OVER THAT SHIT THOU!!!! WHO CARES!!!! JAY CARVED HIS OWN LANE AND MADE A NAME FOR HIMSELF!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • t

    dont kno how u can say it any better, perfect explanation. the total of big lines jay uses is not even a page’s worth of the ridiculous rhyme book jay has

  • CaniBlog?

    Haha Hov Cool

  • Hip_Hop_Schola

    Plagiarizer! Is what he is, so many rhymes he has copy from past rappers which get no credit. This is why today rappers be doing the same, looking up to a fruad!

  • I’m Just Me

    Big Pun was 10 times better than BIG. Dude’s flow and lyrics were amazing. I’m Listening to Capital Punishment now and shit still sounds so good. BIG and Jay Z are overrated.

  • dumb dumb

    This nigga is the Carlos Mencia of the rap game, but these dick riders bloggers i.e. bdot and yn will never admit this nigga is overrated.

  • BLU LAMBO

    NOW. OKAY JUST PUT THIS LEG UP. YEAH. SHOW THE TORN KNEE. THATS YOUNG. THATS ARTSY. ANNNND TILT OF THE CAP, HERE, PUT THESE THICK FRAMES ON.

    THERE. YOU’RE BASQUIAT!

    OH, AND PUT THE B&W EFFECT ON IN POST.

  • BRu973

    @Hip_Hop_Schola Correct!! All these journalists, radio personalities, industry heads all the way down to the average fans are either brainwashed or complete sell outs! I’m not saying Jay isn’t talented or great. But it’s disgusting how these clowns really put this guys skill, talent & lyricism on the level of the likes of Biggie, Nas, Rakim…Dudes are doing heavy drugs talking that reckless shit

  • Black MAChsiMO

    Pun was real nice i’m not downlaying but on no day no way was he ever better then BIG

  • shaqovich

    Pun>Big Lyrically….rap circles around that nigga im sorry…if pun had been black instead of Puerto Rican niggas would be calling him the goat

  • Bran.D

    If people honestly think Jay-z is a “biter” they seriously need to reevaluate their thought process. Even with the amount of praise Jay receives, I still believe he is underrated. Watch this entire interview. The man’s a genius, literally. Unlike most rapper today, Jay does not just rap to “rap”…his music always has an underlying significance. Even a song such as “I Know” which, on the surface, most people would think he’s talking about a female when really he’s talking about drugs…and the way he can subliminally reference both topics throughout the song is pure genius. Jay is a poet. Analyze a song like “Lost Ones”…many of his songs do not get enough credit. What I love about him is that he is not only poetically advanced, but extremely smart, especially for the lack of education he received as a youth. With his intelligence and swag put together, there’s no wondering why Bey loves this man so much. He’s great.

  • I’m Just Me

    Pun was real nice i

  • I’m Just Me

    BIGGIE IS THE MOST OVERRATED ARTIST EVER

  • Chi Town

    They gon make Jay start popping shit keep playing with him….u heard what he said anyday!!!

  • dumb dumb

    Bran D, you must be Brand New too believe half the shit jigga spew. How deep was that?

  • Chex

    “Who’s the best Mc’s? Biggie, Jay Z and Nas”
    From Jay’s own mouth. This nigga lost so bad. He even signs acts who are heavily influenced by Nas i.e. J Cole and Jay Electronica, ha!

  • mac DIESEL

    @ I’m Just Me

    DID U LISTEN TO PUN’S LAST ALBUM??!! THAT SHIT WAS GARBAGE!!!! NO WAY IN HELL PUN IS BETTER THAN BIG AND BIG IS NOT OVERRATED!!!! LISTEN TO BIG’S ALBUMS AGAIN!!!! U BUGGIN’!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Tim Lee VA Stand Up

    SO THE RINGS AND THINGS YOU SING ABOUT BRING EM OUT…..

  • Cam

    Hov need to keep some clippers near that head. He got that T.I. yap…(sorry, I’m a barber)

  • Illuminati

    Big pun was the nicest lyricist, we didn’t even kill him, he just died of a heart attack r.I.p

  • Michelle

    Yes Brother, I love it when Hov gets cocky.

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  • Nat Turner

    At Bran D that was real talk fam.

    Jay is definitely up there with Rakim, Big, Nas, Tupac, Pun….etc

    Jay been in the game since 89 and he really doesn’t get the accolades he deserves from hip hop, but he has managed to get his own in his own way.

    Jay is very lyrical niggaz!

    I hate BRATS: Blogging Runts Always Talking Shit

  • get bucks

    Jay-Z got bars forever. BIG is one of the top two rappers of all time. Pun was crazy nice and only really made one album. BIG used to use other rappers lines and Snoop Dogg. It’s part of the game.

  • NYdreams

    i mean does it really matter …. how many albums BIG got ? how many albums jay got ? jay passed big long time ago … JAY is def top 3 hip hop artist all time my nigga due to not only his success but classic albums my nigga so fuck it ….

  • Chex

    Yo thanks for the link BRu973..i didnt realize how much of Biggie’s rhymes this dude stole!
    Never follow an artist who crowns himself “king” or”god”. Let the people decide. Real kings dont crown themselves.

  • still best rite now!!

    “Yo publishing should go to Ms. Wallace,Honest, stealing Big shit, he made 2 albums, you wildin” – CamRon

  • Mikey

    Call this nigga Jay the Vampire, cause he stay bitin!

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    Jay got crazy wordplay. I bought DYNASTY the day it was release. Im jamming while i was driving look at the cd player thinking “Where the fuck does he get theses rhymes from?” Dude is a genius FADE TO BLACK lets U see the process of how Jay operates.

  • NYdreams

    nigga jay done had the title king of NY longer than your favorite NY rapper… not only that but he 40 years old and shittin on all these young niggas… man fuck that …..

  • thinkRED

    jayz hes a biter not a writer not a real MC

  • I’m In The Wrong Site

    He’s not a Biter. nor, He’s a Writer….
    he’s a Freestyler.

  • JDot

    //\

  • Loo-pay

    you cant compare jigga to pac&biggie cuz they passed away and you will never know how good they would be today. jay never lost quality so i can def. say he is one or maybe the best rapper alive with nas as competition. they be here up so long and atay hot. you cant say that from snoop dogg and eminem. i mean the old eminem > the new eminem and if you wouldnt have known thw old eminem you wouldnt love hia last 2 projects. its beceause of his old stuff people still think he be dope. jigga is still hot. look at american gangster.

    jigga = Goat

  • Nat Turner

    Co sign Loo Pay

    American Gangster starts where Reasonable Doubt ended and that’s real talk.

    I hate BRATS: Blogging Runts Always Talking Shit

  • Papa Wemba

    Jay-Z is nice.He’s defin8ly a top 10 MC.the GOAT?nah.

  • DMV

    Jay is easily the GOAT. For the simple fact that what he has done and continues to do (not just in hip hop) but music overall will NEVER be done again by any rap artist. Look at his damn accomplishments….only behind the beatles for most number 1 albums in history….first rapper to headline glastonbury, first rapper to perform royal albert hall in london, unmatched influence on pop culture…..and a track record of great albums and music to go with it. How many rappers have sold out Madison Square Garden? Not Nas, LL, Rakim, none of them.

    Stealing other peoples lines? Really? You people must not be Hip Hop fans if you think hes the only one that has ever inserted a line from another rapper into one of his verses. Are you morons really discrediting his entire 15 year career and all his accomplishments because he used some lines here and there? What idiots. Sounds like you guys are pissed your favorite doo-doo rapper is not relevant and cant sell out a damn gymnasium

    and spare me with the “if biggie and pac were alive, jay wouldnt be hot”. You have to be an absolute moron to think that. Youre not only dissing jayz with that statement, but every successful rap artist that came after them (Eminem, DMX, 50, Kanye, Wayne, etc)….as if Biggie and Pac are the only ones that are allowed to be hot and great and nobody else could have coexisted with them…FOH…

    Biggie and Pac are dead. All you can do is assume what COULD have been. With Jayz, there are no assumptions…HE DID IT. Its all on paper. His career is factual and has been proven

  • MR. 101

    LOL I knew they’d bring up Deep Cover. Its ONE SONG, ONE LINE. most heads cant’ even name a Pun song that wasn’t a single. Pun aint better than BIG man. #c’monson

  • Anonymous

    @DMV damn nigga…you just won the nobel prize for the #1 JAY-Z DICKRIDING COMMENT OF ALL TIME!!! you aint got better things to do instead of writing novels about someone who you dont even know personally??? i bet you would EAT jays dick plus balls if you get the chance to…such a groupie smh

  • Anonymous

    @DMV damn nigga…you just won the nobel prize for the #1 JAY-Z DICKRIDING COMMENT OF ALL TIME!!! you aint got better things to do instead of writing novels about someone who you dont even know personally??? i bet you would EAT jays dick plus balls if you get the chance to…such a groupie smh

  • Fatnigger

    Pun rhymed so much he got a heart attack from rhyming so much.

    Big would never even come close to Pun lyrically but in terms of being an artist, Big was better but just raw lyricism? Pun smashes Big like nothing.

  • Jaymalls

    @ Malcom X

    you just did the same @DMV you hypocrite… The sad part is @DMV is a nobody!

    On another note, all you haters should listen to his last statement…. Tell ya favorite rapper to put a verse up, then put their albums up, then put that money up!!! There is NO COMPARISON!!!
    Theres also no 1 thats still rappin, that hasn’t used a fucking line from somebody else and/or a flow from somebody else. The same goes for every artists or composer…. everything gets recycled, its on you to add your on touch/twist on it.
    P.S. yall gotta start paying me for my comments!

  • 106

    I remember when Cam tried coming at Jay for using lines then they made one about him biting lines just as long a list. If u been into hip hop for a long time sometimes a verse describes a situation perfectly. BIG was one of Jay biggest influences if he didn’t throw a verse in every now and then it would be disrespectful.

  • uhm

    Killuminati

  • Your Mother’s “friend”

    Niggas call jay a biter & fail to mention that more people have stolen from Jay than any other rap artist out there , Wayne, Pusha, Fab,Jada, Young chris,Cam, Juels. any New York rapper… shit basically any raper that came up after Hardknock life . all these dudes owe Jay his royalties

  • Mikey

    lol@ DMV hahahaha!
    YN, I see u!

  • I’m In The Wrong Site

    @DMV
    There’s no such thing as a G.O.A.T.
    in the end, it’ll always be just a bunch of Opinions..
    Jays in MY top 5 no doubt tho.

    and to anybody who thinks it’s Biting. Please Slap yourselves. I knw you guys would be Quoting other Legends as well!

  • http://Rapradar Aj

    @ Don d and @Chi town, get off jay z dick. Especially u Don d. For u to say hes underrated, u need to be shot. That nigga is a weak ass biter.

  • http://www.trackhustle.ning.com TrackHustle

    I think it kind of depends on if people know you are paying homage or not. I remember I was in a cypher and this rapper tried to pass off a whole entire Canibus verse as his own.

  • Anonymous

    oh and the #1 NONSENSE SHIT TALKING AWARD goes tooo —> @Jaymalls aka HIS MOTHERS FUCKER

  • Anonymous

    oh and the #1 NONSENSE SHIT TALKING AWARD goes tooo —> @Jaymalls aka HIS MOTHERS FUCKER

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  • saywatuwant

    Bnitvut hold up how Brad Jordan aka scarface ain’t in this discussion 2pac scarface NAS>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Joe camel lol sike nah but Jay z you have to put em up there but if pac and big ain’t never. I really think jay-z wudve just been sauce money or Mic Geronimo they can spit but just cudnt reach that plateau

  • sway-z

    You niggas get hype off BIG cause that’s the only shit you know, Jay borrows lines from everybody throughout Hip hop history that most of you niggas prolly ain’t up on. That’s why he does it, to shed light.

    99 Problems hook was Ice-T’s shit, He done used Em lines before, Big Daddy Kane, Rakim, Biz Markie, Slick Rick, ATCQ on that 22 twos, it’s paying homage.

  • TheChosenOne

    Do people forget that Jay was one of Biggies best friends and that they were supposed to do an album together? From Big’s own mouth in one of his last interviews he said that the only rapper he felt could see him was Jay-z.

  • sway-z

    You dudes only hype off Big cause you don’t know the other shit Jay be using, that’s why he does it, to shed light. It’s not biting, it’s paying homage.

    99 Problems hook is Ice-T’s shit, He used lines from Kane, Slick Rick, Rakim, Biz Markie, Em, Nas, Wu, Scarface, UGK, the list goes on, it wasn’t just Big. Maybe ya’ll should take heed and study where these rhymes come from, which is the point…

  • VerseCutta

    i liked big and all but pun,mm,my nikka pun was sick with it. capital punishment is crazy.
    sure his later albums was not as hot,but my nikka was 2 tons he could barely breath then.
    RIP PUN

  • Nat Turner

    That dude with the “Malcolm X2″ name is an idiot.

    I hate BRATS: Blogging Runts Always Talking Shit

    @DMV, well put my dude. The truth had to be said.

  • puerto-black

    when he uses big verse he only biggin up his brother

  • Mikey

    I don’t think jay is setting a good example with biting others rhymes cause Wayne went and did the same thing! These guys are straight up frauds. Too many things in hip hop get a pass these days, (officer ricky, wayne locking lips with birdman, etc.) I’m just not with all that. Jay is an ok rapper, he’s far from weak..but I just don’t feel his rhymes that much. They’re surface level and aren’t thought provoking enough I guess. -1 Jay

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  • http://youngyela.tumblr.com/ youngyela

    big ups to “Roc4Life”… they’ve been a friend of mine since the MySpace days lol Roc4Life has come a long way now that RapRadar re-blogs their page

    “plus i know my own flow is foolish / so them rings n thangs you sing about / bring em out / its hard to yell when them BAR-rels in ya mouth!”

  • NotoriousRambo.

    HOW MUCH OF BIGGIES RHYMES GON COME OUT YO FAT LIPS???

  • Converse

    Haha stop lying camel face its biting! stop trying to hide the fact

    and who is your stylist? justin beiber smh grandpa looking ass nigga

  • Anonymous

    LOL @Jaymalls who changed his name to @Nat Turner…stop hiding with another name pussy, face the fact that you are nothing but a jay-z groupie, bitch!

  • Anonymous

    LOL @Jaymalls who changed his name to @Nat Turner…stop hiding with another name pussy, face the fact that you are nothing but a jay-z groupie, bitch!

  • Anonymous

    LOL @DMV who changed his name to @Nat Turner…stop hiding with another name pussy, face the fact that you are nothing but a jay-z groupie, bitch!

  • Anonymous

    LOL @DMV who changed his name to @Nat Turner…stop hiding with another name pussy, face the fact that you are nothing but a jay-z groupie, bitch!

  • WestCoast

    Jay-z good rapper but he can’t fuck with lyrics monster nas or Eminem

  • http://nada.com i got ya!

    IF BIG WAS STILL AROUND HE WILL STILL EAT JAY-Z’S FOOD !!!!! POINT BLANK PERIOD!!! HE WAS A GEMINI! HE WOULD HAVE NEVER FADED TO BLACK LOL! HE WAS A GENIOUS MORE THAN ALL RAPPERS ! HE WAS LIKE AN EINSTEIN ,SHAKESPEARE ETC!! CANT BELIEVE JAY STILL WORRIED ABOUT B.I.G ,JUST SHOWS HE FEELS GUILTY FOR CHEATING FROM HIS RHYME BOOK.
    EVEN NAS THAT WAS GREAT AT THE TIME SPITTING DEEP POETRY WAS LEVELED BY BIG’S WITTYISMS AND OVERALL CREATIVE STORY TELLING.IT WAS STATE OF THE ART!
    R.IP B.I.G!! I’M SURE HE LIVES ON THROUGH ANOTHER YOUNG RAPPER THAT WILL UNLEASH THE BEAST FROM THE EAST VERY SOON. SELAH

  • Nat Turner

    It would be so great to comment on RAPRADAR, but using your actual facebook account. Hopefully it would prove dat dudes are who they say they are.

    But on anutha note, yo Malcolm X, and I hate to use the legends name to get ya attention because it’s so blasphemous, but what’s your aka on RR? You can be anybody
    to: SO ICY BOI, WORD, PHILLY LAWYER, ZV, HORUS, NICKEY BLACK, GAYZ, BLACK SHADY…..nigga you can be anybody!

    I hate B.R.A.T.S

    Blogging Runts Always Talking Shit

    For the record, my actual name is ROCK SOLID aka NAT TURNER

    Peep my video “DON’T” on YouTube if you wanna see me. Fuck a link, find me. Cuz I can find you!

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  • Negrito

    Those who think JAY Z aint lyrical have not heard his entire catalog or just dont know what lyrics are.

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  • Nat Turner aka Rock Solid: IM ON YOUTUBE!

    *By using our facebook account*

  • chilleymost

    @dmv LL,,,,,,,has sold out the garden,,,,,,,,,,jay got bars,,,,,,,,,i personally think his style is chump,,,,,,,,,question why does he sound like that in this interview,,,,,trying to sound articulate,,,nigga speak wit some testosterone in you voice,,,rap that shit up,,,,,,,,lolololol,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • real

    jay z gets a pass from everybody… and he aint even that nice….. real talk…..he got a few songs that are wow wow wow… but not more then 5 or 6 are upt o bar like those wows…. nas has a better list… eminem…. talib kweli…. paraoh monch…. joe budden hjas got crazy story telling….. royce the 5 9….. even 50 cent…. and i dont like 50 cent…. but the power of the dollar wowowowow…. j cole got more classis songs then his boss…

    but somehow in america everbody thinks jayz is wow……..can someone please give me the reason….. his singles are great; but the album are always wack… nas just the other way around…

    for the record just a hiphop fan…..

  • Kinvay

    @I’m Just Me pun was nuke. Not nicer than big. ‘MCs break fast like flapjacks and bacon’. Pun couldn’t come up with that. Take multiple syllables away from pun, you ain’t got much.

  • ROMAN

    B.I.G. WAS THE GREATEST MC EVER, ONLY A CHILD OR A CORNY WOULD DENY THAT
    PEACE.