His flow on Renegade, fucking awesome
Applaud him

from Jay Z (Ft. J. Cole) – A Star Is Born Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

A truly magnanimous comment for Jay to make. Eminem was the only guest appearance on the original Blueprint album in 2001, on the song “Renegade”. A lot of people think Eminem killed Jay-Z on it, and Nas even mentioned that in his diss song “Ether” (“Eminem murdered you on your own shit”)

For Jay to bring it up shows he’s not too worried about having been outshined on one song — he’s secure in his status as one of the game’s greatest.

NB: You can hear Jay changing the tone of his voice to sound white when he says “fucking awesome.” This is a phrase that is not very common in the black community, but is quite common with white bros, and Jay is nodding to both Em’s lyrical greatness and his race with this line.

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