It's like New York's been soft
Ever since Snoop came through and crushed the buildings
“He should have just shut the fuck up and minded his business. We went after him after that. Like, I fucking hit you in the head. I took it upon myself like, ‘You know what? This fucking bitch ass nigga popping shit about some shit that he wasn’t even around and his name was involved.’ Tupac was going at him. His name was all in that and he didn’t have nothing to say at that time.
Even though Snoop Dogg is from Long Beach, he and Jay-Z are good friends. Snoop Dogg has beef with Mobb Deep and so, in a video for a diss song recorded with The Dogg Pound (Snoop’s little homies) called “New York, New York”, Snoop Dogg poses as a Godzilla-like creature stomping around and destroying buildings in New York
Here, Jay-Z is taking Snoop’s rebuke as an opportunity for self-criticism, and criticism of his hometown’s hardness
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