From the moment it leaked, talk of who had the best verse on “So Appalled” rang loud. Some say Pusha. Others petitioned for CyHi. Myself, I was on the Hov bandwagon. There’s not many artists better in the history of rap music than an angry and sharp Shawn Carter. When he’s in such a zone, lyrical casualties are normally the result and this time was no different. To the chagrin of no one, the man who made parachute pants poppin’ – MC Hammer – fell for the bait in the form of the said bars.
“And Hammer went broke so you know I’m more focused
I lost 30 mil so I spent another 30
Cause unlike Hammer 30 million can’t hurt me.”
Hammer then took to his near two million Twitter follower audience to let folks know he was none too pleased with the shot. On one hand, being called out sucks. On the other, everyone and their publicist knows Hammer is the antagonist for money management. So while it may be a diss, there’s also a lot of truth in Jay’s allusion as well.
Cashing in on his renewed 15 minutes of Hip-Hop relevance, Hammer proclaimed Halloween night would in fact be a bad one for Jay. Until the second coming of “Ether” drops, Jay will most certainly be looking over his shoulder every five minutes with the emergence of this 36-second clip. Not exactly sure what it signifies, I just pray the actual diss doesn’t involve any of that spandex stuff he used to wear in the ’90s.