“He just needs to focus because right now all of the eyes are on him.”
To think that most people felt like Jay-Z was hogging the spotlight and was unwilling to share his own experience with up and coming stars in the rap game, the rapper continues to show different sides to himself.
With the unexpected, but long overdue, diss track from his former label mate and Roc-A-Fella artist, Beanie Sigel, it feels as though Jay's push for progression in the future of his music career is being interrupted by his past dealings.
As some feel that he is at the top of his game once again, it shows his ability to stand at the top of the mountain as potential continues to rise with new artists.
One artist that stands out from the crowd is Drake whose appeal has reached peaks that no one could have ever predicted. Who would have ever thought that the kid from Degrassi would make the transition to rap and actually survive, let alone be a top contender?
Featuring the young rapper on “Off That” for The Blueprint III, Jay-Z is clearly willing to give artists a platform to showcase their skills and what better way than Jigga to provide the necessary outlet.
Artists such as Roc Nation's J. Cole have stated that every up and comer dreams that are granted the opportunity to work with Hov and hopes of being given some tutelage as it pertains to the music industry and ensuring that they are able to achieve longevity.
Two recently performed together in Toronto as Drake finally returned home. The Young Money artist may have had something to boast about as the shoe was on the other foot and Jay played the hype man as he performed “Successful.”
During an interview, the Brooklyn rapper was able to give his kudos to the Canadian sensation and shows that he admires the work that Drake has already put in so far.
“He proved that he is very talented with that mixtape, which was phenomenal…If he stays focused, he'll be fine.”
As time progresses, old warriors will be forced to lay down their swords for good so it is in the best interests of these warriors to provide guidance for those after them and make sure that they are ready for the battle ahead.