Kountry Rap Tunes // Fuck Censorship
A few days ago, an 11-year-old interview with The Wall Street Journal was resurrected, with people giving light to some key comments made by Jay-Z. He essentially felt embarrassed by lyrics of a song. The single “Big Pimpin” helped him crossover with worldwide notoriety. It quickly became his biggest single of his career, which was contributed from radio play and retail sales.
In the conversation, the Jiggaman said “That’s the exception. It was like, I can’t believe I said that. And kept saying it. What kind of animal would say this sort of thing? Reading it is really harsh.”
Thad led to f
stans coming to defend him on the rehashed story saying he’s performed the song countless times, citing that it was also mentioned on his Decoded book.
The reason why Pimp C didn’t fuck with Jay-Z back then, was on the strength of 2pac.
Makaveli wasn’t fond of Jigga at all, where he felt the west coast was being disrespected on Reasonable Doubt. Considering Pimp was unapologetic for anything he’s ever said, he feared that his art would be compromised working with Hov in a commercial setting. He didn’t want fans to think “Big Pimpin” would be a representation of a typical track from UGK.
In past years, Pimp C developed a sound that was distinct from anyone in rap, as they were the real inventors of TRAP RAP. Just weeks before he died, 2pac was trying to reach out to UGK, feeling those were the people he would want to work with.
Now, with Jay’s career image cleanup, looking back would make him feel a certain way. Now that he’s a father of three beautiful children and married, we completely understand why he would want the video shoot setting not mentioned again. With Chad Butler, he was the only ‘Pimp’ on “Big Pimpin,” as Jigga was the former hustler from Brooklyn and Bun B was the past weight mover across i-10 in Texas.
With help from J. Prince, Ca$h Money and UGK; Jigga became one of the biggest rappers in NY to crossover and get support in the south. For that, he’s forever in debt to the south and has always looked out for artists down bottom. Out of all the tracks he’s done, “Big Pimpin” really isn’t that offensive. It just has the most notoriety for content. Pimp C would never apologize or feel bad for any lyric he’s ever said.
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