In the great mid-’90s feud between Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur, Shawn Carter was a bit player. He and Biggie tossed Tupac a subliminal or two on his Reasonable Doubt album, and 2Pac offered “fuck Jay-Z” as an aside on his song “Fuck Friendz.” But DJ Clark Kent now says that Jay recorded an absolutely scathing diss song about Pac, though he didn’t have time to release it before Pac was murdered in 1996.
Jay did a record going at ‘Pac, but right as it was about to come out, son died… It never came out because out of respect for the fact that he died… It was scathing. Like crowds was like, ‘Oh shit.’ Like it was super hard, super hard. If he was alive, there woulda been no coming back. Nothing. This was so tough. Like it, to me, it probably was one of the hardest diss records I’ve ever heard… I didn’t want a copy of it. I didn’t want a copy because I know I would’ve been compelled to figure out how to play it because it was nasty.
Someone, somewhere, please leak this thing. Listen to the podcast here.