On Sunday (Feb. 5), Jay-Z got here by in a significant method for his good friend and frequent collaborator, DJ Khaled. As a part of yet one more over-the-top Grammy Awards efficiency from Khaled and his A-list cohorts, Hov ventured exterior the Crypto.com Area with the famend producer-exec as they carried out “God Did,” from Khaled’s 2022 album of the identical title.
Throughout Jay-Z‘s uncommon televised efficiency, which you’ll watch on the backside of this put up, the Brooklyn native flawlessly rapped his practically four-minute-long verse featured on DJ Khaled‘s God Did title monitor whereas sitting alongside Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Fridayy, John Legend and Khaled himself at a big desk harking back to Leonardo da Vinci’s depiction of Jesus Christ’s Last Supper.
“Please, Lord, forgive me for what the range did/No person touched a billi’ till Hov did/What number of billionaires can come from Hov crib?/I depend three, me, Ye and Rih/Bron’s a Roc boy, so 4, technically,” Hov rapped.
Apart from being thought of by many hip-hop followers as among the finest lyrical choices of the previous 12 months, Jay’s private engineer, Young Guru, pridefully supplied up proof again in September that Jigga really recorded the entire “God Did” verse in one take.
“God Did” was nominated for Grammy Awards in a number of the most coveted classes in terms of hip-hop together with Greatest Rap Efficiency and Best Rap Song. Nevertheless, the monitor misplaced in each. Future’s “Wait For U” that includes Drake and Tems received Greatest Rap Efficiency, and Kendrick Lamar’s “The Coronary heart Half 5” received Best Rap Song. The eight-minute monitor was additionally within the operating for the general Music of the 12 months award.
Jay-Z having joined DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, John Legend and Fridayy on stage comes following a broadly publicized rocky relationship with the Recording Academy. Relationship all the best way again to 1999, Jay has voiced his disapproval of the best way the group has dealt with sure facets of the Grammy Awards, particularly because it pertains to hip hop.
Hov first boycotted the Grammys in 1999, as a logo of solidarity on behalf of DMX who, regardless of having two No. 1 albums within the 12 months main into that specific awards season—It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot and Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of my Blood—wasn’t nominated. Though Jay-Z utterly dominated the rap sport within the late Nineties and early 2000s, the Roc Nation boss stayed away from the Grammy Awards for years till 2004, when he made an look in assist of his now-wife, Beyoncé.
“I did not come again [to the Grammy Awards] till 2004, when a stupendous, younger girl whom I really like dearly had a solo album, the gorgeous Miss Beyoncé,” Jay-Z said at a pre-Grammy function in 2018. “And I noticed, ‘Man, artwork is tremendous subjective and everyone seems to be doing their finest, and the Academy, they’re human like we’re they usually’re voting on issues they like and it’s subjective.'”
With that, Jay-Z‘s evening on the 2023 Grammy Awards served as a full-circle second for each him and his high-profile spouse, Beyoncé. In taking residence this 12 months’s award for Greatest Dance/Digital Album, Queen Bey grew to become the artist with essentially the most Grammy Awards ever with a staggering 32 wins.
Though it has been a minute since Jay-Z has really carried out on stage on the Grammy Awards, the long-lasting Brooklyn MC is not any stranger to having main moments at music’s greatest awards present. Hov is presently tied together with his former Watch The Throne associate in rhyme, Kanye West, as rappers with the most Grammy Awards with 24 wins every.
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