A lot of people think Peedi Crakk and Beanie Sigel are just bitter and have no legitimate gripe against their former Roc-A-Fella boss, Jay-Z
The full story behind the fall of the Roc may never be known, especially since Jay-Z refuses to engage in a war of words with either of the Philly
One thing that can be debated though, is whether or not Jay stole his "whisper flow
" from Young Chris
of the Young Gunnaz.
I've heard it said quite often that Chris sounds exactly like Jigga when he flows. But in reality it's just the opposite according to Peedi Crakk.
In a recent interview with Philly DJ Cosmic Kev
, part of which XXL
reposted, he flat out accuses Hov of j****** Chris's flow.
“I want to clarify that [Jay] doesn’t steal anyone’s songs
,” Peedi said, “He steals swag, ideas, concepts—whatever you want to call it… Jay doesn’t just straight-up jack you for a song. He’s just smooth with it
" You ever listen to Young Chris rap and then go back and listen to Jay? You almost start to scratch your head. The old Jay-Z never rapped like that. That’s Young Gunnaz flow to the tee. There are actually people that don’t know that that [the whisper rap] was [Chris'] flow. I don’t understand why Jay don’t just say that he got the swag from the young bull.
Super producer Just Blaze
who crafted many hits for the Roc-A-Fella crew during that time thinks some things should be kept in-house.
“That’s like old family business
,” Just tells XXL
. “I don’t really indulge in family squabbles, making them public. The way I look at it everybody feeds off everybody and everybody works together
While I respect Just's opinion as far as crews working together and sharing ideas, I don't think j****** another rapper's flow falls into that category.
The number one thing that sets any rapper apart from another is their distinct flows. This isn't the first time Jay-Z has been accused of flow j******. Many believe he jacked Big L's
flow in the beginning of his career.
Peedi took one last shot before he was done.
“Jay has no swag of his own, he has no natural cool n*gga style
This is a debate that will rage on for a while in my opinion. Jay would never admit it, this is something the fans will have to decide.
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