Starting off his freestyle with “I don’t need no middle man to talk to my n*ggas”, the Brooklyn-bred Rap mogul JAY Z took to the Terminal 5 stage in New York City to perform at his “B-Sides” concert this weekend. Aptly, it exclusively streamed on his newly-owned multimedia streaming service, TIDAL. See some of the most potent lines he spat below:
“I take what’s mine. You accept what they give ya.”
“I don’t take no check. I take my respect.”
“They pay you a tenth of what you’re supposed to get. You know n*ggas died for equal pay, right? You know when I work, I ain’t ya slave right?”
“You know this ain’t back in the days, right?”
Continuing his freestyle, he then mentions Mike Brown, Freddie Gray and Trayvon Martin etc., all young African-American males who were either killed, beaten or or mishandled in the presence of our national police forces or neighborhood watch.