Why the long face, Joe Camel?

I used to think Jay-Z was pissed at Chris Brown because he wanted to bang Rihanna, and he was pissed that Chris Brown hit that, then beat the crap out of it.

There’s plenty of girls I’d like to have sex with and of course haven’t, and I’m sure it’d be difficult to know that some guy nailed one of them, then put his shoe on her. It’d just be a whole tangle of emotions. On the one hand, you’d be pissed at the guy, for kicking the crap out of the woman you’d be making sweet, passionate love to, if only you had what he had, possibly damaging her face. But on the other hand, there must be a certain sick satisfaction in knowing that the girl who chose some other guy over you ended up having a shoe put on her. Dumb bitch.

In that sense, it’s hardly any wonder Jay-Z hasn’t been making the best decisions lately: letting his hair grow out; signing J. Cole; paying Def Jam $5 million, just so he can put out Blueprint 3 with the TIs up the street instead; putting out that dumbass “Death of Autotune;” letting his personal problems fuck up a Michael Jackson tribute. The list goes on. Jay-Z might actually be more fucked up than I am, and at least I’ve got an excuse. If I had Jay-Z’s money, I could give a rat’s ass about Rihanna. I could fly to Barbados and bang six broads like her in a day. More, if I was still in my early 20s.

But it could be that Jay-Z, like Diddy, doesn’t really give a shit what Chris Brown did to Rihanna. The guy’s 40 years old now. He might not even be able to pop a rod the old fashioned way. It could be that Jay-Z is just a hater – he sits around and looks for reasons to be upset with people, and he doesn’t get over them, ever. How else to explain this new verse of his, supposedly the intro to Blueprint 3, in which he takes shots at people like the Game, Jim Jones, Damon Dash, and Jaz-O?

I’m sure part of it’s that he realizes no one gives a shit about his music anymore, and this is a way to generate interest in the new album. Jay-Z isn’t dumb. He probably read here that Rick Ross saw a huge increase in album sales from his beef with Fiddy, and Fiddy himself saw an even bigger increase, despite the fact that his new album never did come out. Jay probably figures he can start some sort of back and forth between himself and the Game, or Jim Jones. Does Jaz-O still rap? I definitely enjoyed that video where he lights some Rocawear clothes on fire, on the sidewalk outside the Marcy Projects. If only there was musical accompaniment.

But I don’t think this is all just business. If you watch the YouTube clip of Jay-Z in Las Vegas, he sounds genuinely pissed. If this was just a matter of him insulting people to try to start a flame war, he would have thrown some humor in the mix. But it sounds like he just can’t stand to have guys like Game, Dame and the rest of them taking shots at him… even though he’s the one who’s got all of the money. The Game’s career obviously peaked with the Documentary; Damon Dash can’t even afford the note on a Chevy Tahoe. And Jaz-O probably didn’t have to travel to the Marcy Projects to shoot that video, though he may have had to borrow the camera. Jay-Z won, at least on paper. So, why should he give a shit about these clowns?

Like his unkempt afro, this is just plain not a very good look for Jay-Z. Even if he’s technically in the right in his various beefs (and those guys definitely are a buncha douchebags), people don’t want to hear him bitch about the fact that there’s four people in the world who don’t like him. Some of us have real problems, you know. If he really is obsessed with Rihanna, he should make a song going at Chris Brown. Otherwise, he should take his half a billion dollars and shut the fuck up.

  • Pierzy

    I remember when “Hip-Hop Is Dead” dropped and everyone said that Nas just sounded like an old man complaining about kids these days. I know you think Jay is in that realm, but I think it’s the opposite – I think he’s doing it to try to stay relevant and drum up promotion for the album…much like Curtis Jackson does every time an album is about to drop.

    “Like his unkempt afro, this is just plain not a very good look for Jay-Z.”

    Co-Sign that. I’m not one to make judgments on other dudes’ hairstyles, but c’mon Jay…

    • http://xxlmag.com Bol

      As if beefing with Jaz-O is gonna help him move units.

      • Pierzy

        I didn’t say it was the most savvy move of his career!

        He should’ve picked on Kanye just for the fuck of it…

        • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

          Kanye would probably be found hanging by his ascot if Jay dissed him.

          Homotinal overload = suicide by fasion accesory

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  • M5Piece

    I just don’t see what all this is about. Far as I can tell he only sort of disses Jaz-O, and he says he’s not talking about the rest of those guys. Maybe I’m missing something. Anyway, those dudes whole careers seem to be about Jay-Z at this point. One of the reasons I am getting tired of Jay is because they keep talking about him, the music he’s making is as good as anything else out there. Just a little tired of men talking about that dude, they turning me off of them (Game and Jimmy) and Hov too.

    • King Shmuck

      @ M5Piece
      Whenever someone says i’m just joking but…
      most of the time their not

      or when they say im not talking bout etc..
      they really are(i.e. im not talkn bout jimmy, dame, game, jaz-o)

      and to kepp it all theyway 100….i wasnt really feeling D.O.A. i mean its a decent song but why try and take money out of cats pockets? to me it’s a 50/50 thing generations change every 3 years (pop culture wise) so the young’nz may not understand..there needs to be more equality programming wise…besides didnt he say “if you don’t like my lyrics you can press fast forward”?

      off my soap box..im out

      • M5Piece

        “Whenever someone says i’m just joking but…
        most of the time their not or when they say im not talking bout etc.. they really are(i.e. im not talkn bout jimmy, dame, game, jaz-o)”

        I get that. But he doesn’t say anything. I mean nothing for Game to get upset, if anything looks like Game is playing himself to me. I mean people talking about what they would do if they had Jay money, but on the real, if I had Game money I wouldn’t be sitting around waiting on Jay to drop my name. Anyway, he probably playing into Game hands. If he would have chilled back (Game that is), we probably wouldn’t even be talking about this. You know how BOL just be over on them other sites trying to see what’s going on while he flipping through his pron. He could have just kept talking about that lame Chris Brown crap, instead going in on this nonsense.

  • sealsaa

    “If I had Jay-Z’s money, I could give a rat’s ass about Rihanna. I could fly to Barbados and bang six broads like her in a day. ”

    LMAO. Same here, and it makes me wonder why rappers get married at all (What the hell was T.I. thinking?!) *pictures Tiny’s face and shudders*

    “The Game’s career obviously peaked with the Documentary; Damon Dash can’t even afford the note on a Chevy Tahoe. And Jaz-O probably didn’t have to travel to the Marcy Projects to shoot that video, though he may have had to borrow the camera. Jay-Z won, at least on paper. So, why should he give a shit about these clowns?”

    Wow, you just Ethered 3 people in one post more efficiently than Jay-Z did in a song. No comment on Jim Jones?

    • OG Matt Herbz

      Jim Jones been dead, homey. I offed him personally on many occasion.

      Do a google search: “Matt Herbz Jim Jones”

      Check all the results from xxlmag.com

      Jim Jones won’t ever show his face around here again, beliedat.

      –OG Matt Herbz–

      • LOL

        Matt Herbz says… I believe that Jim Jones smells like unwashed nuts and ass. . ..and B.O.–can’t forget the B.O.. dat nigga stanky! May 25, 2007 11:46 AM

        ^^^^^^^^^^^

        LMAO!!!!

  • http://xxl All Dae

    If you listen to Jay-Zs verse he only goes in on Dame and Jaz-O.

    I think to many people are reading into this to deeply…Jay-Z is more or less setting the record straight which is fair seeing how his opponents are constantly taking shots or making u tube videos.

  • Worley

    While I am quite sure that Jay sh*t on all of those dudes, I am still curious to hear his version of events. However, what I don’t want is another round of youtube videos with 40 year old men talking about what some other n*gga ain’t doing for them.

  • Beast

    the only person he seems to dis in Jaz-O. I don’t get why its being called a dis. Doesn’t say anything about game, jimmy, and dame. He basically said some names just like Game does all the time. Seems like that crap is on his mind and that’s all. I mean I ain’t know Jay fan, but those boys do keep his name in they mounth. I mean seriously, come on Game (he could be better than that at least).

  • $ykotic

    Mark my words:

    Jay Z is going out with a bang.

    “I used to let the mic smoke/Now I slam it on the ground to make sure it’s broke…”

    RAKIM G.O.A.T

    • oskamadison

      As far as genre-changing lyricism, CO-SIGN!!!!

  • OG Matt Herbz

    Jay’ll play it hard. He might not want it to appear that he’s fading out, so he’ll pick one last beef (or two) and smash shit. This time it isn’t about the money, instead–the respect. If he’d get off his lazy ass and record something other than Beach Chair type shit, then I’d be up to fuckin with Jay again.

    –OG Matt Herbz–

  • Curtis75Black

    Jay knows the minute he opens his mouth all ya’ll motherfuckers will listen because even if you say ‘I’m tired of him, he ain’t spittin’ the same or he’s just rapping about the same shit’ – you’ll never say ‘He Fell Off’ – once he drops a track, you’ll be back on his Dick claiming ‘The king is Back’ !! ‘Death of Autotune’ showed that.Too many other emcee spit about that gimmick and did it better but once he put his name on it – Hova !! KRS and Buckshot killed it with Robots but didn’t get the response. Jay did and was lyrically subpar. He knows he will get peeps talking, not his fault though. Basically ya’lls for not standing ground. You give him a pass you wouldn’t give others. Maybe those others should’ve ‘Retired’ also.

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

    He was thinking that talking about his “wife” will help him forget about shower rape.

    Tiny: Cliff, you sho’ do like it from the back all of a sudden….hey, uh uh, that’s my a-

    *okay, that was in bad taste, I’ll admit it*

    • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^@sealsaa.

    • sealsaa

      LOL! No bad taste, that chick’s funny looking

    • oskamadison

      WTF?…….

  • Jhon da Analyst

    Good shit Bol. U hit the nail right on the (nappy) head!

  • Mutada al sader the king

    Nigga you have half a billion, get to smell Beyonces cooch every night, and can drive, live in, and fuck anything you want. Why even mentioned these niggaz names? Especially Jazz-o, that nigga aint got a pot to piss in. If that nigga can get a deal, buzz or a show dissing you. Let him ! You owe him that fucking much. Come on man,. Bol hit the nail on the head… charter a plane, got to Barbados, rent out the entire floor of a 4 star hotel for a week, send your weed carriers out to collect females with the explicit promises that they get to meet Jay-z, and fuck um all !!! Release some stress nigga.. Lame

  • Listen

    do you people listen to lyrics or you just with whatever is being said…please explain to me what part of the jay freestyle is he going at these characters? He used there names as a point of reference not directly….and this cartoon character BOL should sign over his checks to jay considering how much he writes about him. Be easy playa and do you.

  • listen

    and all of you who say jay washed up; why do you think these other rappers jump the gun to battle with jay? $$$$exposure$$$ take a step back and look at the big picture, its a business and like it or not beefin with jay increases their bottom line….

  • RotterdamSoldier

    Especially Jazz-o, that nigga aint got a pot to piss in. If that nigga can get a deal, buzz or a show dissing you. Let him ! You owe him that fucking much.

    Cosign that, although i feel that Jaz-o talks allot about Jay.
    But for that line about he didn’t sign his contract, Jaz explained that as being such a slave shit contract that he just couldn’t sign it. Would he been better off if he joined the Roc in those days? I think so but on the otherhand…would you bend over if you know you would get fucked?I don’t think so

  • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

    Damn this is a Low Down Dirty Shame (no Keenen Ivory Waynes). You got a grown ass man worrying about what other folks saying about him, that got so much money (and a fine female by his side at that), that ish coming out from under his arms like that AXE deodorant comercial (you know, the one with dude having mad sweat bursting from outta his armpits?). Dude is 40 years old damn! SMH…

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

    I think if Jay really wanted to go hard, he would’ve. We can’t forget how he went @ NaS, P (no ierzy), Jim & Killa.

    So I don’t think it was a diss, so much as giving the people something to talk about. Exactly what’s happening today on these threads is happening all over cyberspace. The “DOA” thing started the publicity momentum, this just gives it more velocity.

    Mission accomplished, Shawn. No, its show & prove time. I’d prefer a throwback moment, where an artists holds his own [||] off of the strength of good ol’ record selling, but its a new day. He knows if he doesn’t get with the “now”, he’ll most certainly be part of the “then”.

    What would work better, is if he stopped focusing on jealous rappers & Chris Brown’s domestic affairs, & put some jizz in his wife. TMZ would leave on their doorstep, no need for publicity stunts @ that point.

    • latino heat

      help me out Grand$. he went at P? as in Master P? i don’t remember that one. don’t forget how he did Ma$e too though. “check your own video you’ll always be number 2″.

      • Silly Willy

        I think he meant P, as in Prodigy (Mobb Deep). Remember that ballerina picture ?

        • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

          “he went at P? as in Master P? i don’t remember that one.”

          Roffle Mayo.

        • latino heat

          ohhh yeah. oops. i get the asshole comment of the day award.

        • Tony Grand$

          @heat

          Also, allow me to present you with the “One of the few cats to use Master P’s name in a sentence since I’ve been here” award.

  • P. Harris

    I agree… I mean damn… I don’t give a fuck about Jaz or anyone you dissed… all them nukkas suck in my opinion…

    You’re throwing rocks in a glass house that you own nukka…

    str8 fucking up your own shit…

    and cut your gotdamn hair(pause) Samson

  • http://daily-math.com/weblog/ Combat Jack

    ^”If I had Jay-Z’s money, I could give a rat’s ass about Rihanna. I could fly to Barbados and bang six broads like her in a day. More, if I was still in my early 20s.”

    Heh.

  • Jay stone

    For some reason the name joe camel funny.is it nas or cam’ron who nickname him that?

  • Dr. Johannes

    >>>More, if I was still in my early 20s.

    Edited to read: More, if I applied food and exercise to lose 10% of my body weight.

  • Dappa

    It’s all business. Shit even Bol is in on it (you think he keep hov’s name in his mouth for nothing). Ha

  • BIGNAT

    jay-z is having the joe budden’s syndrome he can’t help but hate. or find something to hate on or be mad at.

  • Shawty J

    I got nothing but respect for him, but people as rich as him shouldn’t be complaing about not a damn thing.

    Seriously, Hov. Complaining about niggaz who ain’t on your level? Whining about auto-tune? How are you supposed to benefit from that?

  • http://www.bboycult.com www.bboycult.com

    somebody got to give a shit outside of they own interest. cause if somebody don’t address nut shit, then nut shit will continue to happen. to all of us. just cause im chillin in the backyard this summer, don’t mean i want your dog to shit in my front. i’m gonna address u bout that. put a leash on that mutt before i shoot ‘im wit a be be gun. it wont kill ‘im… but he’ll get the message. and i don’t care if that house is on Crenshaw or in the mothafuckin Hamptons…

  • vhingrhamesonyo’momma

    J IS LIKE THAT UNCLE IN ERE’BODY’S FAMILY THAT LET’S YOU TALK SO MUCH SHIT OR DO SO MUCH SHIT TO HIM BEFORE HE SMACKS THE SWEET BABY JESUS OUTTA YOU WHEN HE FEELS YOU OUTTA POCKET.SAME THING IN THIS SITUATION, DAME, JAZ, JIMMY, BUTTERFLY BOY AND WHO EVER ELSE KEEP POKIN AT J UNTIL HE’S FED UP AND GET’S HIS PIMP C (R.I.P) IN THE MALL ON.i MEAN THINK ABOUT IT HOW MANY TIMES CAN YOU SLAP BOX WIT’ A NIGGA BEFORE SHIT GET’S REAL?….NOW AS FAR AS THE CHRIS AND RI-RI SITUATION THATS JUS A CASE OF A PIMP LOSIN HIS HORSE TO THE UPCOMIN PLAYA

    *CHRIS BROWN POSSESED BY HUGGY BEAR VOICE*

    NOW DIG THIS YOU JIVE JOE CAMEL LOOKIN SUCKA! THIS FINE SPECIMEN OF THE VENETIAN KIND IS ROLLIN WIT’ ME! NOW YOU A OL’SCHOOL CAT DADDY FROM BACK IN THE DAY AND I RESPECT THAT BUT UHHH.. THE YOUNG LEGS IN ON THE COURT NOW! YA SEE YOU HAD YO’ DANCE UNDER THE UMBRELLA.ELLA..ELLA.EY…EY,EY,EY BUT IT’S MY TURN TO DANCE IN THE RAIN DIG IT?

  • HIPHOP

    This genre of music we have called Hip Hop has the most unintelligent followers/fans i’ve ever seen. I don’t think some of you actually read what yall post on this site (bloggers and visitors alike).

    Time to put the life that the internet sucked out of the music, people stop listening to the music and thats sad. Thats why we will never have another classic album, anyone who thinks the carter 3 was a classic nedd to get their GED.

    Stupid MFs’

  • vhingrhamesonyo’momma

    ^^^^
    I know! the nerve of these queers! jus’ like this cat above me huh?

  • E-$tackks

    Hov said it best….
    “Jay-Z dis Jay-Z dat. Jay-Z dat Jay-Z dis,get off Jay-Z dick. What yall niggas get front page articles if yall mention Jay-Z name???”

    The nigga dat wrote dis article is a hater and he need to get off Jay-Z dick so do Dame,Game,Jones etc.

  • BORN IN THE NORTH, RAISED IN THE SOUTH

    Kanye would probably be found hanging by his ascot if Jay dissed him.

    Homotinal overload = suicide by fasion accesory

    ^^^^^^ *LMFAO!!!*

  • http://www.xxlmag.com BRRAAPP

    I’m So WAAVVYY(8)

  • michi

    Fuck Camel Joe! he better stay the fuck away from Chris! he putting on a front! he is seen with his mistress rihanna more than his wife beyonce!

  • jason

    DO YOU FOOLS LISTEN TO MUSIC OR DO YOU JUST SKIM THROUGH IT?

    – JAY-Z

    still, i think game is 2 vicious for jayz . jay dont want it.