DJ Khaled’s 13th studio album GOD DID is officially here, but that’s not what has everyone on social media buzzing.
Rap fans have finally laid their ears on Khaled’s standout title track featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne and Jay-Z, and the reviews are in: this verse from Jay-Z might be one of the best he’s ever dropped in his career.
I know that’s a tall order considering Hov is considered by many to be the greatest rapper of all time, but his bars on this verse are pretty special.
Leading up to the release of the album, rumors circulated about some of the guest verses on the album. When asked in an interview with Complex about the Roc Nation mogul’s verse, Khaled said, “The rumors are true! If there was a greatest hits of Jay-Z verses, it’s on there. That I can tell you.”
I know DJ Khaled is the king of exaggerations, but that man did not lie. Hov laid down a four-minute masterpiece in wordplay, lyricism and shit-talking. He even cleared up any suspicion that he’s beefing with Meek Mill after he parted ways with Roc Nation in July, rapping, “Me and Meek could never beef/ I freed that nigga from a whole bid, Hov did.” Of course, this reference is from when Jay quietly paid the legal fees for the Philadelphia rapper after he helped get him out of prison back in 2018.
Another standout line from the song is when he says, “Please, Lord forgive me for what the stove did/ Nobody touched the billi’ until Hov did/ How many billionaires can come from Hov crib?/ I count three, me, Ye, and Rih/ Bron’s a Roc boy, so four technically.”
Those lines are just seconds of a four-minute nonstop barfest. And if you still haven’t heard it, I implore you to please check it out below.