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Jay-Z with the infamous Queens drug lord Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff in 1997.
Courtesy of Irv Gotti, here’s a story on the connection between Hov and the convicted drug trafficker and murderer:Early early Rocafella days. Jay had released Dead Presidents. Wasn’t getting any real movement. This was also around the time I was chilling wit Preme and BJ everyday. Hov had just made Ain’t No Nigga with Foxy. So everyday. Preme would get in the car and say play that Jay joint with Foxy. He absolutely loves that record. He loved the line Jay said “weapons concealed what the fuck yall feel. When yall niggas play sick. We can all get ill” hahaha. Would be like. Jay is Vicious man. And thru SUPREME’S energy and BJ’s energy for the record. I went to my Roc A Fella brothers. Begged them to put this record out. But Dead Presidents is what hey was already going with. Shot a video to it and everything. Thru me pressing them. They said fuck it. And made it the B Side of Dead Presidents. But that’s all I needed to run with it. I took Ain’t No Nigga. And worked that record. 1st stop. Of course. FUNK MASTER FLEX at Hot 97. Went up there with me. Jay. @duskopoppington and Biggs. We all drove our cars. I knew flex loved cars. So we parked 3 Lexus GS 300’s. Me and Jay had white ones. Dame had a black one. Biggs had the Acura legend coupe. Flex arrives in his Mark VII. And I introduce him to my Rocafella Brothers. And tell him this record is the ONE!!! Man flex takes that record. And does what only flex could do to a record. Plays the shit like 30 times. To me. Rocafella and Jay Z was truly born that night. Cause after Flex went in. NYC went in. Then the east coast went in. Then the west coast went in. Then the world went in. But it makes me think of SUPREME!! He championed that record with me. Play that Jay shit man. He a vicious mothafucka. All we would play. Riding around Jamaica Queens. Harlem. Brooklyn. Everywhere.

Jay-Z with the infamous Queens drug lord Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff in 1997.

Courtesy of Irv Gotti, here’s a story on the connection between Hov and the convicted drug trafficker and murderer:
Early
early Rocafella days. Jay had released Dead Presidents. Wasn’t getting any real movement. This was also around the time I was chilling wit Preme and BJ everyday. Hov had just made Ain’t No Nigga with Foxy. So everyday. Preme would get in the car and say play that Jay joint with Foxy. He absolutely loves that record. He loved the line Jay said “weapons concealed what the fuck yall feel. When yall niggas play sick. We can all get ill” hahaha. Would be like. Jay is Vicious man. And thru SUPREME’S energy and BJ’s energy for the record. I went to my Roc A Fella brothers. Begged them to put this record out. But Dead Presidents is what hey was already going with. Shot a video to it and everything. Thru me pressing them. They said fuck it. And made it the B Side of Dead Presidents. But that’s all I needed to run with it. I took Ain’t No Nigga. And worked that record. 1st stop. Of course. FUNK MASTER FLEX at Hot 97. Went up there with me. Jay. @duskopoppington and Biggs. We all drove our cars. I knew flex loved cars. So we parked 3 Lexus GS 300’s. Me and Jay had white ones. Dame had a black one. Biggs had the Acura legend coupe. Flex arrives in his Mark VII. And I introduce him to my Rocafella Brothers. And tell him this record is the ONE!!! Man flex takes that record. And does what only flex could do to a record. Plays the shit like 30 times. To me. Rocafella and Jay Z was truly born that night. Cause after Flex went in. NYC went in. Then the east coast went in. Then the west coast went in. Then the world went in. But it makes me think of SUPREME!! He championed that record with me. Play that Jay shit man. He a vicious mothafucka. All we would play. Riding around Jamaica Queens. Harlem. Brooklyn. Everywhere.

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