Station: Hot 97
DJ: Funkmaster Flex
Best Punchline: “I put a couple careers on hold, you could be next, kid."


While Jay-Z radio freestyles are now few and far between, back in the mid-aughts, Jay had a lot to say, especially to those who lifted his lines for their hits. Jay warned, “Do not put my verse on your records,” which is a kettle/black situation, as Jay had been lifting Biggie bars for years.

This freestyle is notable as it was the first time we heard his “Dear Summer” verse, and the “I put a couple careers on hold, you could be next, kid” line, which was no doubt aimed at Jayceon Taylor. Jay is undoubtedly the king of subliminals, and although he never directly calls out Game by name, peep how many times he says game within the four minutes.