Hands off Jay-Z’s wallet

One of the benefits of having not grown up in some awful ghetto is not having to worry about taking care of your friends once you blow the fuck up.

Granted my dumb ass will probably never be really successful, but let’s just say, for the sake of an argument, that I somehow got lucky and stumbled onto a shiteload of money. I wouldn’t have to sweat taking care of my parents, because they already do fairly well as it is. As far as my few friends are concerned, there wouldn’t even be a question. Around here it’s understood: what’s mine is mine, and what’s yours is yours. That is, unless your wife is feeling generous…

In the Marcy Projects? Clearly not so much. I’m sure by now most of you fruits have seen these videos and magazine articles and what have you in which these bums accuse Jay-Z of being a fake drug dealer and a liar and an all around bad guy because I guess they feel like now that he’s worth a few gozillion dollars he should cut them a check. Never mind the fact that these guys are supposed to be bad-ass drug dealers who shouldn’t need any charity from anyone.

I suppose on the one hand I can appreciate where these guys are coming from. Having grown up in the Marcy Projects, where your home is actually owned by the city and paid for by… um, Bol’s parents, there may be more of a communal concept of property than there is out here in the flyover states. In that sense it’s not unlike when the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock (which subsequently landed on us!) and attempted to purchase the entire country from the Indians for a few beads and trinkets. Of course the Indians, blood-thirsty savages that they were, had no concept of private property. So perhaps DeHaven and Calvin Klein are just confused.

On the other hand, fuck DeHaven and Calvin Klein. No Lil’ Cease giving another guy a whirly bird. Why should Jay-Z have to give either of them any money just because maybe they used to stand around and sell shitty dimebags on the block 20 years ago? Which is I’m sure the extent of all three of these d-bags’ careers in the drug game. Otherwise, why would these two be making YouTube videos begging Jay-Z, who got all of his money from rappin’, for a handout?

Also, Jay-Z has got to consider the possible liability implications of dealing with such bums. Let’s say Jay does cut both of them a check; what are they going to do with it? It’s not like either of them has much of a bright future producing YouTube videos. Nah, they’d probably run out and try to buy a shiteload of coke and end up getting caught, just like they did before. And then how easy would it be for the Feds to track the seed money from their would-be venture back to Jay-Z.

If there’s one thing that’s been a scourge on hip-hop, other than LCD rap and teh gheyness and all of the other shit I discuss here on a regular basis, it’s this idea that just because one guy becomes successful, his entire family and everyone else on his block should become successful as well. While I doubt Jay-Z was attempting to make some sort of statement by refusing to put these two bums in his will next to Memphis Bleek and Larry Johnson, I hope it serves as a lesson anyway. A real man makes his bones for himself. Throwing a bitch fit and begging another man for his money is something a woman would do.

  • HHS1982

    Thank God granting thee this moment of clarity

  • Real Talk

    “Let’s say Jay does cut both of them a check; what are they going to do with it? It’s not like either of them has much of a bright future producing YouTube videos. Nah, they’d probably run out and try to buy a shiteload of coke and end up getting caught, just like they did before. And then how easy would it be for the Feds to track the seed money from their would-be venture back to Jay-Z.”

    The very reasion I’m not mad at Jay at all.

  • Fire

    “A real man makes his bones for himself. Throwing a bitch fit and begging another man for his money is something a woman would do.”

    Co-sign to the fullest. Good article, BOL.

  • Biggums

    For once I agree completely with Bol…

  • dat dudeee

    1st bitches

  • DANJA29

    Damn Bol, I must say I’m impressed. You live in the prairies and listen to the Gin Blossoms and you managed to figure this shit out… why is it that all these so-called hood niggas on the net can’t figure this out?

    For every successful man/woman, there’s somebody he/she hasn’t spoken to in years that thinks they’re owed a check. And as soon as they don’t get that check, what do they do? They go running to the public with their personal issues, crying to anybody that’ll listen about how they were wronged.

    Now sure, in some cases, there are people who’ve had their friendships betrayed by people who’ve gone on to be successful. But a lot of the time, the people who do shit like this are people like DeHaven and Calvin… and we all know these types of niggas. The ones who are determined to hang out and run around with the neighborhood niggas till they’re 60, cause they didn’t do what the smart one of their bunch did.

  • Redd

    Cosign. Nobody in this world owes anybody shit.

  • Mr. Whats beef

    A real man makes his bones for himself. Throwing a bitch fit and begging another man for his money is something a woman would do.

    NOBODY IS FUCKING WITH HOV, BOL DONE DID IT AGAIN

  • Hip Hop since 79′/ Raised under Reagan

    Cosign ALL that shit. Every man must take responsiblity for his own actions.
    The world doesn’t owe you shit.

  • Incilin

    My sentiments exactly. Good post. I think reason Jay keeps and helps feed guys like Bleek, Dame (according to Sunday), and Tah-Tah (whoever that is) is because their good for something (at the very least; weed carrying) and i guess Jay got no use for guys like the one making the videos.

  • gene thornton

    like nas said on “still dreaming”-how you a man waitin on the next man to get rich/ya plan is to stick out ya hand real quick

  • gene thornton

    like nas said on “still dreaming”-how you a man waitin on the next man to get rich/ya plan is to stick out ya hand real quick

  • gene thornton

    like nas said on “still dreaming”-how you a man waitin on the next man to get rich/ya plan is to stick out ya hand real quick

  • SCARTOWN

    Co-sign everything.Grown men talking shit because Jay didn’t give you money for hanging on the corner with him all those years ago.Is Jay supposed to give everyone in Marcy a check? Fuck that.I saw that documentary on Kline,and he was a feared motherfucker in his day,but now he’s acting like a little girl.shit,isn’t he Akon’s manager?isn’t he signing artists to labels and getting checks cut to him? why bitch about petty shit.Besides,Jay is so far above and beyond Klein and this other guy that it doesn’t matter what they say.

  • Combat Jack

    I’d be pissed off too if my name was “Dehaven” or “Calvin Bacote”. Fucking old ass washed up douches.

  • JD3

    Bol, you on point with this one. Jay dont need to give this stupid nigga some money. Jay aint responsible for that dumbass

  • http://www.tonyskansascity.com Tony

    Just got a peek at that DeHaven video. It has nearly a quarter million views.

    Had to laugh when he said: “I’m responsible for that whole Roc-a-fella empire”

    Riiiiiiiight.

    And all the ideas for Stars Wars were mine.

    Pathetic.

    This is a pretty damn great post Bol.

  • jeff

    Great post. I will remain anonymous for now, but as soon as I got a production imprint with a well-known label (which didn’t bring me into anything but a big budget, I didn’t get much for my pocket), i got folks from 1997 calling me and reminding me about how they used to give me rides home after band practice in high school. Gas wasn’t even a dollar back then, but 10 years worth of interest makes me owe them all kinds of gs and stacks. Fools is reminding me about when they gave me packs of ramen noodles and all kinds of shit. It’s unbelievable the way people feel entitled to shit just because they’ve known you for a long time or did something decent for you once upon a time. If you are giving just to get something back, you are a selfish motherfucker anyway. I haven’t been a Jay fan since his Priority days, but I’m sure not mad at him.

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >Fools is reminding me about when they gave me packs of ramen noodles and all kinds of shit.

    I would’ve just given them a pack of ramen noodles and been like, there you go, we’re even.

  • df

    bol defending jay-z?what has the world become?

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    I agree with what Bol said here but at the same time…if we don’t help our own then who will. We must acknowledge the fact that we are operating within a system that ultimately is designed to work against us. Therefore, we, as a people, need to work together to better our situation. If everyone is looking out for self then we , as a whole, will never advance in society. It’s ok to move out of the hood but don’t forget where you come from and don’t forget the people still there. Invest into our communities and buy from black businesses every chance you get. Our money circulates out of our own communities and into the hands of those that manipulate and neglect our state of being.

    Is this the right way to handle his issues with Jay? No, which is why I agree with what Bol is saying but at the same time you have to examine the parallels. If I had millions of dollars I would invest that money into INDEPENDENT education programs AFTER BS School is over. I would build parks and recreation centers. And most importantly, I would create jobs for brothers like this. It is called teaching how to fish instead of giving a man 2 fish a week. So I kind of feel where the brother is coming from but he has the wrong attitude and approach. Don’t think about yourself; relate it to the whole struggle and your community. These entertainers are getting all kinds of money and they should invest that into these troubled communities.

    To whom much is given much is expected.

  • Chicago

    Co-sign with everything you said.

  • http://dronkmunk.blogspot.com dronkmunk

    Fuck the world don’t ask me for shit/everthing you get you got to work hard for it..

    Good post Bol. I’m telling you, you should write an effin’ book!

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  • jeff

    if we don’t help our own then who will. We must acknowledge the fact that we are operating within a system that ultimately is designed to work against us.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    i wouldn’t dispute this under a different circumstance, but the guy was pretty much a drug dealer from back in the day that blew all of his money. It’s one thing to help the less fortunate who has never had a dime in their life, but it’s another thing to show charity to some bitch ass hoe type of buster that would sit there and make an attempt to publicly humiliate someone that he claims he used to be tight with. Jay was wrong in his eyes, but is ol boy making it right by calling Jays family trife and telling the world that jay had some kind of std? If they was really homeys, dude wouldnt have stooped that low, no matter what Jay did. We have all been betrayed before, but if you are gonna deal with it like a bitch and cry, i dunno how genuine things were anyway

  • REESE

    THANK YOU!!!!

    MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY!!

    YOU THINK JAY-Z MADE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS IN CASH, STOCKS, AND BONDS BY BEGGING!??!?!

    NO!!!!!!!!

    THE MAN HUSTLED AND PUT OVER A DECADE OF HARD WORK AND DEDICATION IN!!!!!!

    AND NOW BUM ASS N!99AS WANT HANDOUTS!!??

    JAY-Z ALREADY MADE A SONG ABOUT DUDES LIKE THAT……..IT’S CALLED “HEART OF THE CITY” OFF OF THE BLUEPRINT.

    “YOU KNEW ME BEFORE RECORDS, YOU NEVER DISRESPECTED ME, NOW THAT IM SUCCESSFUL YOU PULL THIS SHIT.”—-JAY-Z

  • http://xxlmag.com YN

    Everyone once in awhile—the fucker nails it. Give that man a raise.

  • geico lizard

    this is a good blog because when i make it big i know ex girlfriends will show up and ask for money and say they wish they had held onto me. thats how these guys sound they sound like ex girlfriends who had their feelings hurt.

  • brebre

    I REMEMBER ALLEN IVERSON SAYING WHEN HE’S IN THE CLUB, THERE IS A LINE OF PPL WAITING FOR HIS “HELP”. NOT CHARITY EVENT BUT AT A CLUB. NIGGA ALL OF SUDDEN STOP DANCING AND STRAIGHT GO BEGGIN MONEY. WTF.

  • Unrelated

    Hey Bol… just a few facts that you were too lazy to dig up.

    1) Calvin Klein was not a “shitty dimebag” seller as you state. His operation was estimated to be worth $28 million dollars by the Federal Gov when he got locked up for 10+ years.

    2) Calvin Klein didn’t have his hand in Jay’s wallet (nullus). Jay told him he was going to get him a job with Def Jam, which Jay never got him. Klein is now working with Akon’s Konvict Music.

  • AB

    This is good stuff.

  • AB

    I also might add that Dehaven looks like the love child of Tony Yayo and Ras Kass. (er…no high school musical pt. 2)

  • Incilin

    #
    YN Says:

    August 17th, 2007 at 3:55 pm

    Everyone once in awhile—the fucker nails it. Give that man a raise.

    ^^ Hey I’m with you on that one, but go head YN. It’s on you. Lol.

  • DETROIT

    I cosign….BUT, in some circles being the godfather of someone’s kid has significant meaning. You may not owe a grown man anything, but you do owe your godchild. Dude was down for 4 years and Jay didn’t give his fam nada? I would’ve had to be there to accurately asses this situation. Cuz in the hood, as they say, there are people who have “two families”. Meaning, let’s say your mom is a crack head and can hardly ever feed the family…if you go across the street and eat dinner everyday with ya mans fam, of course you owe them something! Not saying that this is jay-z’s situation, just saying that these situations exist. Also, this would be totally disregarded if it were almost any other artist, but look at jay’s track record! Where’s Free, where’s beans, hell, where’s tru life. 5 mos a go he was ridin hard 4 jay, now the beef is over, and his career is over. Just some food for thought….cuz some men do wear panties!

  • frank

    what no tpar post on this one, Bol quick say something racist.

  • http://almostaexpert.com missile 6

    great post bol……every once in awhile u post something worth co-signing. in the words of ball and mjg……”niggas always talking bout what i owe the, but im a show them real niggas stand on they own ten toes.”

  • http://www.myspace.com/michaelbjordan SENATOR MICHAEL JORDAN

    Dude thinks that Jay is DeHaven for hoes I guess.

  • Durty

    GOOD POINT BYRON, U STILL A FAGGOT ASS MUTHAFUCKA THOUGH

  • lookadeez

    2 words – MIKE VICK

    meaning, he didnt make the decision that Jay did about who to kep in his life. PERIOD.

  • Prince Ceasar

    Bol is a BITCH!…good post brotha

  • http://xxlmag.com Prince Ceasar

    Bol is a bitch!!!

  • http://N/A Ayigansta

    FUCKING KEYBOARD-WHITE-BOY GETS SOMETHING RIGHT FOR ONCE.
    HEY! EVEN KARL ROVE WANNA BE A RAPPER.
    JACKPOT HAPPENS. SHIIIT!

  • Jay-z

    Fuck this…I’m going to Hogwarts.

  • Tank-Philly

    GIFT & THE CURSE…
    WHAT MORE CAN I SAY…

  • CINCINNATI BITCHES

    Good post.

    your new blog title should be *drumroll*

    “Shiteload of shite from ToiletBol” because you still don’t know how to spell

  • http://www.idlerzlounge.com Willard A

    Couldn’t agree more.

    Fuck them niggas man.

    No Homo.

    It’s just a penalty of leadership Hov.

  • lela

    u people are missing tha point. Jay even said that dehaven introduced tha game to him. Dehavens daughter is jays goddaughter which means that he wasnt jus some dude he was family and if jay is actn that way toward his own goddaughter ignoring her who probably has nothing to do with any of this that is wrong. Dude is upset cuz he was down for jay he helped him out when no one else would he had his back when no one else did and it seems like as soon as jay got rich its like well WHO ARE U AGAIN? U dont take from somebody when u poor and they and there family took u in and helped u get where u r and treated u like fam then when u make it shit on them it is the ultimate slap in the face and disrespectful. It may be about money it may not be but this sounds more personal especially when it comes to his daughter to me if jay is actn like that thats messed up

  • http://none hank

    You know the encouraging thing is seeing how many people here actually respect the fact that Jay got his money the right way, legally. He might have had boys back in the day, but as many of you know, how many of these would have followed the correct guidelines of the blueprint to arrive safely at $500,000,000 net worth w/o the feds chasing you down? These guys getting at Jay, unsuccessfully ran illegal drug operations that at the end of the day results in them trying to extort money from a legal business enterprise. I wish everyone here success. Thanks for the valuable comments.

  • http://xxlmag.com marb

    Being from the streets them two niggers act like they forgot LAWS speaking of calvin@dehaven.If you got a beef handling it like men not tell the whole world.And i spoke to dehaven @told him he was wrong sholdn`t have carried that way. For the most part whom ever taught them LAWS of the streets they would be extremly upset.Not to say some of there points aren`t valid ,you just don`t carried that way.Now for Jay I got nothing to say because I haven`t herd from him.

  • Rizzop

    Well if you were the one that had the man sleeping on your couch and feeding him your food when he wasnt shit,treating him like fam and then have the tables turned and see him doing well, you might just think “damn this is the nigga that i was breaking bread with for him to get an outfit, giving him money i didnt have to, but now hes looking at me like im crazy and he dont know me?” You gotta look at it from a different perspective folks……Jay- Z wasnt always jay-z millionare, he had to come up out of that, and i doubt if he was getting money doing whatever, it wasnt alone.

  • Tone

    wait im confused who the hell is calvin i know about dehaven but whos this calvin guy?

  • Dan

    The first non-racist post by bol.

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  • G.E

    i respect what you say..

    but i think your full of shit..

  • DevoG

    lookadeez Says:
    2 words – MIKE VICK\
    meaning, he didnt make the decision that Jay did about who to kep in his life. PERIOD.

    I have to cosign lookadeez and Byron. Great post. I’m in Atl.(what up Chitown!) and that Vick shit is true. At some point in time you have to let go of some of your closest friends in order to get ahead in life. Not all, some. Especially if you tryn to go the positive rout. The issue that comes to play is how do you go about doing that. You could just ignore them; play’em off like they don’t exist(Jay vs Dehaven & Klein). Or you could bring your issues to them and go from there(Jay vs Dame n da piff squad). Either way your going to get shitted on in the streets, but I’m quite sure that the latter will leave you with some shred of respect.

  • bizzle

    HEY UNRELATED….FUCK YOU,CALVIN KLEIN,AND THOSE WEAK FACTS..JAY DOESNT HAVE TO DO SHIT FOR ANY OF THESE CLOWNS….HOVA THA GOD I SHOULD BE RAPPING WITH A TURBAN..I CONSISTANTLY TAKE EM OUT THE PARK LIKE KEN GRIFFEY

  • DeCalvin

    I gave Bol the idea for this column,

    I deserve at least half of these cosigns

  • BIZZLE

    CALVIN KLEIN..OLD BOXER BRIEF ASS HOMO THUG…HIM AND AKON BE GIVIN EACH OTHER WEGGIES!

  • BIZZLE

    CALVIN KLEIN..OLD BOXER BRIEF ASS HOMO THUG…HIM AND AKON BE GIVIN EACH OTHER WEGGIES!

  • BIZZLE

    CALVIN KLEIN..OLD BOXER BRIEF ASS HOMO THUG…HIM AND AKON BE GIVIN EACH OTHER WEGGIES!

  • http://www.myspace.com/stopbeefinstarteatin James (St. James) Dishroom

    Surprisingly, I actually agree with you here BOL. You CAN actually post something that is not anti Hip-hop/rap culture. Keep up the good work!!!

  • datroof

    I cant front Bol well written, but I posted similar comments on allhiphop.com on the same topic, a few days ago. Not calling you a midwest post jacker, but there are distinct similarities in our posts

  • its me

    is that the calvin klein,as in ,calvin kleinj? he was runnin with jay?

  • http://yahoo.com KARMA

    WHAT’S DONE IN THE DARK WILL COME TO LIGHT!…WONDER IF JAY ROLLED ANY DICE WITH BOO BOO LATELY….HA-HA-…ASK JAY THAT AND WATCH THE FEAR EMERGE IN HIS EYES….I BELIEVE DEVHAVEN AND KLEIN MORE THAN ANYBODY BECAUSE JAY KNOW WHAT HE DID TO ME!….NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD BE A GHOSTWRITER….AND I DON’T EVEN WANT HIS MONEY…VENGENCE IS ENOUGH FOR ME! JEHOVAH SAID…VENGENCE IS MINE I WILL REPAY….HOMIE IS ABOUT TO GO DOWN AND IT’S GOING TO SILENCE ALL OF HIS FANS…I PROMISE YOU NOBODY WILL EVER LOOK AT HIM THE SAME!….STAY TUNED…

  • whogivesafuck?

    Bol, it looks like UNRELATED sonned the fuck out of you. why don’t you wikipedia some of this shit before you post it. Oh, yeah and I wikipedia’d your name
    and it said you were a bitch by your own accord. good stuff.

  • http://yahoo.com jo jo

    To the dud who wrote this stupis ass atricle: you are a dumb ass bitch. 1st: calvin kleinn was far from a dime bag seller. he was one of the biggest drug kinkpins in Brooklyn in the 80′s, worth around 28 million, and DeHaven is like Jay-z brother, they grew up together in “the game” and when yout comin up in poverty struggling you rright hand man is like your other half that the person you would kill for and die for and you hold each other down(no matter what) and for Jay-z to shit on him like that is JUST WRONG!!! People need to realize it more than money.

  • Joe Smith

    That nigga JD3 is a Jay Z dick ridder. Get off his nuts clown

  • FEEL ME

    This might be all true how long does drug dealing last. Jay dont owe these two crying ass niggas nothing, if the shoe was on the other foot they would be doing the same thing. This man mad is own money and so what Dehaven helped him fight thats what friend do. He mad because Jay is going to meet with Bill Gates and didnt come to see him while he was in jail so what cry baby. Grow up Bitch. I live in the project to we were poor you share things dont mean i owe you my life. You fools better ask Mike Vick. If you notice all the beef are with men they are worse than women emotionalbut quick to call a woman a BITCH. I cant tell if its more than money sounds like thats all he wants then he will go away, if he starts dealing again and get caught up thats Jay problem to. Married people grow apart and leave each other the order is God husband or wife, children and parents. Not homeboys.

  • http://comcast FEELME

    UNRELATED then KC should have been smart enough to put some money aside he had to know att some point he would get busted. Who’s fault is that, What would you do the same thing J is doing going on with your life.

  • ASellZ

    I believe that all the 1/5 of a person(s)
    who are defending Gay-Z, by discussing legal issues, like connections to D’ will lead to arrests; That’s only assuming D’s willing to go down that road again…right?
    but maybe…their right
    blackmen cant, change…can they?
    anyways how THEY perceive the whole scenerio sounds like that of a house N_gg_rs.To take the stance of which
    Gay-Z…is out of D’s tax bracket(Z’ having millions) so Gay’doesn’t have to be a GOOD PERSON…hold down those who have and would’ve…done the same,only further explains why most comments on this board…sound like fatherless children trying to hold on to the only HERO their…1/20 vision can “focus” on
    p.s.
    im talking about most of you
    and especially the HARDEST ones on here…Followers HA!

  • http://www.fuckbol.com glasscut360

    This is 70 socially ignorant comments period. So bol you and the rest of the 70 people here are saying the De-haven is bitter hands off Jay-Z’s wallet cool.. But the man Jay-Z is a phony period. And has been poisoning minds for years with his garbage. what positive message has he sent.. now its blue magic a song clearly about heroine.. Big up to De-haven although bitter. But he man is truthful yall should respect a stand up dude that did his time fed Jay-Z’s flame growing up not tear him down.. Allah said hell will be entertainment for the non-believers.. I believe De-haven point blank again although bitter the truth always comes to light whether it takes a century..

  • hiphop head

    Klein took a 45 year bid for jay-z and paid 50,000 to clear his name from the attempted murder case dehavin and klein and jaz-o are the guys that jays portrays in the raps when he’s telling there stories in first person like hes the guy doing this stuff…So in the since he owes alot in any other business other than hip hop…royalties would have been paid….. portrays a character in a story aside from your self