Kendrick Lamar Thanks Jay-Z For Allowing Him To Sample A Lyric From His 2001 Song ‘Izzo (H.O.V.A.)’ Free Of Charge: You Ain’t Never Charge Me For No M*therf*cking Line
Kendrick Lamar is making sure to give flowers to those who have helped him along the way.
On Saturday (Aug. 6) Kendrick Lamar performed for a sold-out crowd at the Barclays Center while on the New York stop of his “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers” tour. Following the event, Kendrick Lamar took his talents to Dumbo House, an upscale, members-only club overlooking the East River. Those who were lucky enough to make it inside the intimate after-party got to rub elbows with not only Kendrick but also Beyonce and Jay-Z.
At some point during the evening, Kendrick jumped on the mic and gave the partygoers a calm performance of a few of his hits, including his song “The Heart Part 5” off of his latest album “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers.”
During the song, Kendrick paused and took a moment to thank Jay-Z for clearing a lyric for the tune. He said,
“Hov, good looking out for clearing that m*thaf*cking line.”
“You ain’t never charged me for no m*thaf*cking line, dawg. I really appreciate that sh*t.”
.@kendricklamar thanks JAY-Z who was in attendance (white bucket hat) during an impromptu performance at Dumbo House in New York, for letting him sample his line, “I do this for my culture…” from his 2001 song “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)” — free of charge pic.twitter.com/C6ICQAZ2K0
— JAY-Z Daily (@JAY_Z_Daily) August 7, 2022
The line in question is “I do this for my culture,” which originated on Jay-Z’s 2001 song “Izzo (H.O.V.A.).” During the track, Jay-Z raps,
“I do this for my culture, to let ’em know
What a n*gga look like when a n*gga in a roadster”
Kendrick sampled the line in his 2022 song “The Heart Part 5,” where he raps,
“I said I do this for my culture
To let ya’ll know what a n*gga look like in a bulletproof Rover”
Kendrick has definitely had a Beyonce and Jay-Z-filled weekend. As previously reported, he was one of many A-listers partying with the famous couple over the weekend during Beyonce’s “Renaissance” release party. Others in attendance were Lala Anthony, Janelle Monae, Tina Knowles, and Donald Glover.
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