Why Hammer Jay-Z now?

Written by Sketch the Journalist. Posted in Chin Check

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Published on September 30, 2010 with 4 Comments

Rizoh called it here as soon as “So Appalled” dropped – the perceived diss of MC Hammer by Jay-Z with this little line:

“I lost 30 mil, so I spent another 30, Cause unlike Hammer, 30 million can’t hurt me.”

But who would have guessed that this Stan (Burrell) would go into battle mode on Twitter as a result?

Aside from being slightly entertaining, this move is also quite puzzling. As a few of the Christian rap cats I follow on Twitter have correctly pointed out:

1. Hammer has allowed his financial worries to be a punchline before.

Exhibit A: This Nationwide Insurance commercial from a few years ago.

Exhibit B: Or what about this Cash 4 Gold commercial in which Hammer acts like he really needs to sell his shiny excesses for a few precious coins?And oh yeah, isn’t that Jay-Z on the cover of Forbes magazine with Warren Buffet this month? I’m guessing he has a little room to talk about matters of finance.

2. Hammer, a one-time minister who has appeared on the Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN) and Christian rap albums in the past, didn’t seem to mind when Jay was playing with demonic imagery in the “On To the Next One” video or saying things like “Never prayed to God, I prayed to Gotti” and “Jesus can’t save you.”

Why get heated and start calling him “Hellboy” now that he simply noted your well-publicized financial failures? How long has Jigga been calling himself “Jay-hova” without you even lifting an eyebrow?

I’m not saying Jay doesn’t deserve being taken to task for showing us his dark side, Houston’s Bizzle has practically made a name off of that M.O., but I just have to wonder – why is he raising the hammer now?


Sketch the Journalist

Sketch the Journalist is a freelance writer living in the thriving country metropolis of Cut-N-Shoot, Texas. Down with gospel rap since Stephen Wiley’s “Bible Break” in 1986, he has chewed, reviewed, and interviewed most of Christian hip hop’s major players. He authors the Jesus Muzik blog for the Houston Chronicle's Belief website.

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  1. Probably because he expects to ride Jigga’s fame and Jay supposedly taking the first shot would ‘legitimize’ this beef.

  2. Stanley needs some pub and what better way then to go at Jay (among 30 million other reasons)

  3. Stanley needs some pub and what better way then to go at Jay (among 30 million other reasons)

  4. J If you will GI 30 os $ of the butik must du be welcome hilsen DIN Nevo +++++++++++++++

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