Last month, Jay Electronica sent shots Kendrick Lamar's way in the second verse of "#TBE The Curse of Mayweather" when he mentioned the Compton rapper's 11 Grammy nominations. This was after he went on Periscope and called K. Dot his "baby." Now it sounds like Kendrick has responded, if not vaguely, to Elect's lack of musical production over the years on "untitled 07 | 2014 - 2016," a track produced by Swizz Beatz and his five-year-old son Egypt on untitled unmastered. He sends the subliminals around the 3:18 marker, spitting:
"You niggas fear me like ya'll fear God
You sound frantic, I hear panic in your voice
Just know the mechanics of making your choice
and writin' your bars
Before you poke out your chest, loosen your bra
Before you step out of line and dance with the star
I can never end a career if it never start"
His lyrics are very Jigga like, with Kendrick seemingly pointing out that Electronica is in no space to come at him when he's yet to release a full-length project. Kendrick is defending his place in the pantheon of rap. He just came off winning five Grammys for one of the most important hip-hop albums to ever drop, and now he's doing a victory lap with throwaway tracks that are better than most albums. Elect seems to have a lot of time on his hands. Hopefully this will get him amped enough to finally release Act II, though we won't hold our breath.
Punch of TDE also chimed in on the lyrics: