Shots Fired? A History of the G.O.O.D. Music vs. YMCMB Lyrical Beef

Jay-Z & Kanye West "Otis" (2011)


Lyric: "Niggas talking real reckless; stuntmen/I adopted these niggas, Phillip Drummond them/Now I'm about to make them tuck their whole summer in/They say I'm crazy, but I'm about to go dumb again/They ain't seen me cause I pulled up in my other Benz/Last week I was in my other other Benz." (Kanye West)
Shots Fired?: Affirmative. And we're not even going to talk about Jay-Z's infamous Baby Money line from "H.A.M."  (Jay isn't on G.O.O.D. Music anyhow) but it looks like someone felt some type of way about "Dreams Money Can Buy."

First it's important to note the structure. Kanye employs the "SupaDupa" punchline flow-a YMCMB signature—and uses it to warn those who are talking reckless-essentially turning their own weapon against them.

He goes on to state that he fathered their whole style. This boast holds some weight as the downbeat, 808-driven atmosphere created on 808s & Heartbreak would serve as the blueprint for Drake's breakout lush, sparse So Far Gone a year later.

Finally, Kanye directly addresses Drake's claim that "I never seen the car you claim to drive." Yeezy's clever retort: "I have so much wealth you can't even keep track."

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