7. Jay-Z on Pound Cake
I’ll be honest lyrically Hov’s verse on Drake’s Pound Cake track wasn’t mind blowing and yeah he got away with saying the word “cake” 9 times across 4 bars, but damn did he kill it. You see the thing about Jay-Z; is that he doesn’t have to exaggerate. Everything he says, he can back up. He can talk money, because he’s got it, he can talk street because he was about that, he can be on some boss s**t because he’s one of the biggest bosses in the game, and he can school Drake on his own track because he’s a legit OG.
That aside Jay-Z has worked many years to solidify his credibility so when he talks people listen, his verse on Pound Cake was spewing with boss like authority. This is the second time Drake has taken a back seat to Jay-Z on his own track, the first being Light Up.