Song: “What You Talking Bout? (I Ain’t Your Average Cat)” (2009)
Target: Jay Z
It still hurts that one of rap’s greatest dynasties crumbled due to inner turmoil. The former Roc-A-Fella soldier turned on his boss for several reasons. For one, Beans felt slighted that Hov allegedly didn’t check up on him during his one-year bid, from 2004 to 2005, for a federal gun charge. Secondly, Beans believed that he (and State Property) weren’t properly promoted or paid on time by Roc-A-Fella Records, which motivated his decision to asked to be released from his Def Jam recording contract so he could sign with G-Unit Records. And so when he appeared as a surprise guest for Jadakiss during the 2009 Powerhouse show in Philadelphia, he dropped this freestyle that responded to suspected subs found on The Blueprint 3 (“What We Talkin’ About” and “Already Home”).
"What You Talkin' 'Bout (I Ain't Your Average Cat)" is Beans airing out the Roc’s dirty laundry. The first verse mimics the structure of The Blueprint 3’s intro, while the second answers Hov’s, “Grown men want me to sit ‘em on my lap/But I don't have a beard and Santa Claus ain't black” line. Simply put, he didn’t take any handouts from Hov and he wasn’t going to start now.