Toppa Top 10: Jay-Z’s Most Jamaican Moments

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July 16, 2013

9. “Friend or Foe 98” (1998)

Jay-Z’s Jamaican Moment: Jay-Z’s story rap is “rudely interrupted” [by actual] Jamaican accents

Jay-Z’s original “Friend or Foe” was a brief, story rap/interlude about getting over on rival drug dealers, on a DJ Premier beat, from the rapper’s classic debut Reasonable Doubt. For the ’98 redux, Jay kept the blueprint the same, telling a similarly themed story over another DJ Premier beat. Except in the middle of his story, Jay is “rudely interrupted….Jamaican accents”… Bwoy you know you know ah fuckery!