This I had never heard of before and I don’t know that I ever will again… Forbes Magazine recently broke down the rhymes of Jay-Z on his new song “H.A.M.“ (a collaboration with fellow rapper Kanye West for their upcoming duet album “Watch The Throne“). Perhaps they decided to try and “Decode” Jigga’s rhymes because he mentions and talks about Steve Forbes but why they did it isn’t really as interesting as what they came up with. The feature says they believe HOVwas taking a shot at fellow hip-hop mogul Birdman (or as he is also known, Baby)..,
On the track, released on Kanye’s Facebook page early Tuesday morning, Jay-Z complains that his competitors merely fantasize about what he does on a daily basis — including, but not limited to, schmoozing with Warren Buffet and Steve Forbes. He also cites this writer’s $450 valuation of his personal net worth, rounding up slightly to “half a billie,” before taking a shot at a fellow Hip-Hop Cash King or two: “Really, you got baby money.”
The line is a double entendre meant both as a general reference to the small amount of money that other rappers have in comparison to Jay-Z, and as a specific a reference to the wealth of rapper Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter, also known as “Weezy Baby,” and fellow New Orleans rapper and record executive Brian “Birdman” Williams, also known as “Baby.