Jay Z's had a pretty crazy couple of decades. Considering he was spitting back in the late '80s, he's no doubt seen kingdoms rise and fall, both within rap, and without. (That's right, he was rapping when the U.S.S.R. was still around.) His own career has gone through any number of shifts in the time since. 

Earlier today, Reddit unearthed video of an interview with Jay from the '90s, conducted by Miami sex-rap kingpin (and future mayoral candidate) Luther Campbell, that took place on a couch next to two women in extremely compromising positions. Even ice-cold "Money Cash Hoes"-era Jay seemed a little taken aback. It's doubtful he'd go for such a stunt these days. Hip-hop has certainly changed since that time. It's hard to imagine that Twitter would let any major rapper get away with such a stunt. But it isn't just hip-hop that's changed; it's Jay himself. That got us thinking: How else has Jay changed since the '90s?

We decided to take a closer look. In 2014, Jay definitely wouldn't:

Film an interview with women having sex next to him.


Drink Henny at Lil Cease's birthday party (1:30).


Wear Rocawear.


Perform in a bulletproof vest.

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Stab a fellow music executive.


Mush someone backstage.

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Use the word "faggot" in his lyrics.


Wear a lime green suit in a video.

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Hang with Beans, DMX, Sauce Money, Ja Rule, Amil, Biggs, etc.

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Perform at the Tunnel. (Because it's closed.)

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