It’s a rarity for someone to outrap Jay Z. It would certainly take several Hail Mary’s and a sprinkle of hope for anyone to trounce Shawn Carter. For over 20 years, he bested his peers and adversaries with untouchable verses. Greatness is just simply within his DNA. But every now and then, one artist will show up and give Jay a run for his money. At the end of the day, he’s only human, right? Take a look at which artists bodied Jay Z on a track.
Earlier this month, Pusha T crushed the spirit of Jay Z when the two sparred on “Drug Dealers Anonymous.” Jay Z showed a lot of vigor and fervor in his rhymes, but he was clearly outclassed by a much hungrier Pusha T.
For the highly anticipated remix for Fat Joe and Remy Ma’s “All The Way Up,” they tapped Jay Z in hopes of delivering a fiery verse. Hov slyly threw shots at pundits who questioned his relationship with Beyonce, while also maintaining his bravado. Sadly, he was outmatched by a hungrier rapper in the form of Remy Ma. Knowing that she was going to be rapping alongside a legend, she annihilated her verse and laid the smackdown on that record.
Of course, this is the man who started the trend and cogent argument of Jay Z be “murdered on his own sh*t.” On “Renegade,” Jay tapped a young voracious emcee in Eminem to rap alongside him. He certainly didn’t expect the outcome. Em savagely crushed him on the record and that sparked Nas’ rhyme on “Ether,” “Eminem murdered you on your own sh*t.”