Pusha T of the group Clipse has been the source of a lot chatter on the ‘net last couple days sinece the release of Young Jeezy’s mixtape Trap Or Die 2. One of the standout tracks on the mixtape “Ill’in” featuring the Clipse has a few bars that references Jay-Z passing the “crown” on to “heirs” of thrown. Some speculated if this was jab to Hov himself or up-and-comers like J. Cole, Drake, etc. Check out the bars and song below:
“Tell Hova don’t pass the crown so soon, Unless he got a crown for every writer in the room/There’s too many spirits on these ghostwritten tunes, So you can’t crown the heir until you séance the room.”
Pusha T clarifies his bars with VIBE in this explanation :
I actually wrote my verse [around the time] “D.O.A.” dropped. I just feel like there are a lot of new artists in the game that still have to prove themselves. You hear so much talk about who’s next and who’s up next and who’s the man and so on and so forth. In all fairness, I feel like Jay-Z is still relevant. He’s still the rapper. He’s the crown-holder right now. But, you know, he cosigns plenty of artists all the time, so I just wanted to tell him not to pass the crown too soon because we don’t know enough about these artists yet. We need to do checks on them first and see what they’re all about. Obviously, ghostwriting is a very big thing going on, too. So we gotta see who the man is behind all of these joints if that’s what’s going on.
To me it’s clear that’s he talking about Lil’ Wayne, here are the obvious indicators: Jay-Z calls Wayne his heir on the “Mr. Carter” track off The Carter 3 LP, it’s been long rumored that Weezy has used ghost writers for some of verses and songs in the past; allegedly using Gillie Da Kid, Drake & Curren$y for the penning services and last but not least there’s been a long-standing but somewhat silent beef between the Clipse & Weezy for the past few years. For the record.. the song is dope…and the verse is ill.