Jay-Z Wrote Diss Track to Pac

Jay-Z says he was ready to fire back after Pac's Bomb First and relates to Michael Jordan's career in more ways than the "comeback wearing the 4-5"

In the upcoming issue of XXL Jay-Z opens up about his career parallels to Michael Jordan and his short lived drama with 2Pac in 1996. Here is the excerpt:

I reference Jordan because he had similar stories. He said that he
felt cheated when he got to the league and Larry Bird and Magic were
leaving. I feel like that. I be like, “Damn, I wonder what it would be
like with Big and Pac and everybody here.” The worst I’ve heard was
that I wouldn’t be who I am if Big and Pac was here. That’s God given
talent. You can’t…

And that would have been interesting too, how that would’ve played
out with me and Pac. Because I wasn’t where I am now. It would’ve went
down, it was a collision course, 100%. I knew some people out West and
they told me about the [Makaveli] song. It hadn’t dropped yet, but was
on the way. I had my record ready. I shelved it out of the utmost
respect, but it was coming.

I performed it one time only at Apollo over ‘No Diggity.’ No one
has that tape. They usually tape the Apollo shows, but they had just
stopped taping for some reason. We tried to find the tape. It’s 2,000
people that know about it. I did two verses. It’s the truth, that’s the
best shit. It’s so liberating, when you say what the fuck you wanna


For those of you who didn't even know they had beef, I'll fill you in. At the height of the East/West beef and the height of Pac's paranoia, he went at any NYC rappers who sided with Biggie or basically said anything he didn't like in regards to the beef. Jay-Z was one of those rappers who was called out on Bomb First (and also on a couple unreleased tracks).



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  • Anonymous

    I thought Jay z didnt write his rhymes/

  • Malekano

    I don't believe Jay-Z, he could have said all he wanted to when Pac went paranoid eating and chewing the entire east coast of course except Wu and a few others. But at the height of the beef with Biggie and Biggie being Jay-Z' friend from before, Jay-Z had every reason to come after Pac and let it be known his stand point. But as we all know his raps weren't a quarter as tight as Nas,and we also know that Nas is iller than Jay-Z,but even Nas didn't retaliate when Pac was alive. Therefore, Jay-Z should not come out now with all this chit chat because we know the truth man. How can the Apollo lose a recording or not record at all?

  • nut case.

    Fuck JAY-Z dick sucking lips think for once mother fucker JAY-Z if Pac & Biggies was still here were the fuck was you gonna be DICK SUCKING LIPS .

  • Anonymous

    rofl he had nothing to say to pac

  • josh

    If Pac was still around Knowing what i know based off of the documentaries and what people who knew him said..He would be unstoppable..No matter how many diss tracks jay dropped .he wouldnt be where he was..The standard was raised back then.There was no such thing as a run of the mill rapper back then..You were either the best or you didn't exist.Jay got lucky when those two died.not saying he wouldnt have a career but it wouldnt be what it is now ..Jay mainly has a career cause of biggie dying more then 2pac..Jay just picked up where biggie left off

  • kaleb

    Pac wasnt paranoid. Some people on the East coast did set him up. Pac was only mad about at biggie because he knew that biggie knew about it and didnt say nothing to him about it. Im so sick of people saying that Pac dissed the East coast cuz he didnt. He ha love for the East coast and was loved on the Eastcoast. He only dissed the people that set him up. Then dissed people that dissed him. He was only coming at biggie because they were friends and he use to support biggie by letting biggie open up for him at his shows. He felt betrayed and i understand why. But most people on the Eastcoast opened their mouth and that made him mad. so he responded but didnt diss the whole East coast cuz he's from there.

  • donno

    I hope jay Z catches aids fuk him

  • Pacs Army

    This NIGGA Jay-Z is really funny, his like thinking that he could have had an effect.. Hahaha, don't make me laugh, Funny Fat Nigga..

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