back in an average LA party in 1999 no one knew Jay-Z :

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  1. BlackDiBiase

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    keep telling you its bigger than hiphop, and till beyonce dude was just another rapper (not even that popular)

    7min.30sec mark
     
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    of course they wouldnt... jay stayed quiet during that west vs east beef.

    everyone going to war and jay getting girls girls girls girls instead.
    he went at LL cause he wanted to be that OG simp
     
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    we were aware of him
    but his music wasn't cracking like that on the west
     
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    :huhldup: Yeah right he dropped Hard Knock Life by that point, maybe 1996-1997, not 1999.
     
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    1998
     
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    the hell? Even I knew of Jay back then, and I was 9
     
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    Why do you hate jay z so much?
     
  8. BlackDiBiase

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    name proceeded the face, its like feature spots and articles. but after 2003 is when he blew mainstream undeniable legend status.
     
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    Foxx got his time misconstrued.
     
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    The biggest rappers at that point were DMX, Jay. Dre. and Em.. He's embellishing his story a little
     
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    hiphop was the biggest not the only genre popping back in 1999, not everyone watched the mtv videos.
     
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    He had just sold 5 million, so obviously people knew him but he wasn't international pop star levels of fame like today.

    But this was just 3 years after his debut back before internet and shyt, most rappers were just known among people who cared about hiphop. Today with the internet and shyt, it's another thing. But still J Cole could also be unknown at Brad Pitts party in 2017 and he has been selling out arenas for 3-4 years, Jay was just about to start selling out arenas. It's also just like Paul McCartney and Beck got left in the bushes at Tygas party
     
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    i even ain't gonna waste time watching this vid - cause your thread title is complete bullshyt


    just the facts... by the summer of '99

    • dead president single was gold
    • reasonable doubt album was gold
    • street is watching film was platinum
    • vol. 1 was platinum
    • vol.2 was 4x platinum

    :mindblown: y'all nikkaz with this revisionist shyt :snoop:
     
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    :what: his current album in '99 was 4x platinum

    so you telling me cali nikkaz wasn't bumping


     
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    Revisionist history
     
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