Is Jay-Z ripping off Kanye?

Think about it. Holy Grail http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YcIgow6TDk had the same type of structure as Dark Fantasy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKd9FZ9xXgU. MCHG also dabbled into EDM,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtiHu-oz3eU but not on the same level as Yeezus. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWrVxBLycsc

Jay-Z for some reason has an interesting and sudden interest in art.

He also seems to be speaking out against real issues more.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BKGp1XqddM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsPFYIVNIqc

What do you guys think?

October 29th, 2013

Not really ripping off more of being around Kanye that much has influenced his music and other things.

October 29th, 2013
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I think Kanye has definitely had a big impact on the Jay Z we know today.

October 29th, 2013

Jay-Z has been interested in art for some time. It is evident in his Blueprint 3 cover. He has also been making references to modern artists since at least 2006 (his comeback from retirement).

October 29th, 2013

Lol…

Influence ≠ “Ripping Off” someone

October 29th, 2013

@El_Presidente “Ripping Off” isn’t the best term but it’s the only one I could think of Jay’s sudden turn into Kanye.

October 29th, 2013

maybe kanye is ripping off hov.

mindfuck.

October 29th, 2013
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The Student has surpassed the Master for a while now…

October 29th, 2013

Think about it. Holy Grail had the same type of structure as Dark Fantasy.

Those were recorded during watch the throne sessions, they were intended for that album

Jay-Z for some reason has an interesting and sudden interest in art.

Not really, he’s been talking about warhol’s and pcaso since he featured on food and liquor

He also seems to be speaking out against real issues more.

When will Ye start?

MCHG also dabbled into EDM, but not on the same level as Yeezus.

So did BP3 and 30% of rap for the last 3 years

Stop grasping at straws

October 29th, 2013

Ye speaks out against real issues more so anyone who does that nowdays is ripping him off?

October 29th, 2013
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Jay Z’s last 5 years is all Kanye

October 29th, 2013

Kanye’s first 10 years are all jay

October 29th, 2013
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Well,I mean,they are really good friends and a rap duo,so I think it’s understandable…you have to be a pretty strong-willed person to not let the opinions of your friends to influence you in some way :/

October 29th, 2013

Can’t it just be an artistically beneficial relationship for both parties?

October 29th, 2013

While Kanye definitely HAS had a profound influence on Jay since he came onto the scene, it would be a stretch to say he’s ripping him off completely.

October 29th, 2013