According to longtime Jay-Z collaborator DJ Clark Kent, a long-rumored piece of hip-hop apocrypha actually exists: interviewed on the latest episode of the podcast “A Waste Of Time With ItsTheReal”, DJ Clark Kent confirms the fact that Jay-Z recorded a 2Pac diss track, but never released it.
“It never came out, out of respect for the fact that he died. Jay did a record going at Pac, but right as it was about to come out, son died. We performed it, though, at the Apollo—the chip on Jay’s shoulder is so crazy that he had to perform it.”
In 2006, Jay made a similar claim to XXL, according to World Wrap Federation.
He noted that there was no tape of the performance:
“They usually tape the Apollo shows, but they just stopped taping for some reason. We tried to find the tape. It’s 2,000 people that know about it. I did two verses.”
On the podcast, Kent claimed:
“It probably was one of the hardest diss records I’ve ever heard.”
You can give the “A Waste Of Time With ItsTheReal” podcast a listen below…