The relationship between Jay Z and Kanye west has always been an issue in the past. Whether, they’ve been good friends or enemies. The relationship between these two hip hop rappers has grown over the years. In terms of their musical career. There seems to be a question mark, in terms of their ego complexity and social life. Although, Kanye calls him the big Brother and a mentor.
Their first meeting together come as a result of Kanye west producing one of his hit tracks titled ‘This can’t be life’. Their is no doubt Kanye west has contributed to the success of his hip hop music career, from the album Blueprint 3 to ‘Watch the throne’ where they both worked together and the album became a success, winning him the Grammy awards and leading in the BET Awards nomination.
Where the issue of Jay z been a friend or enemy to Kanye West, came when Kanye released his anticipated album 808s & Heartbreak were he used autotunes in most of his tracks. Though, he was criticized by his fans for using such a computerized voice in his tracks. Jay Z also criticized the use of auto tunes where people like T pain’s music career technically crumbled or was at risk. Jay Z went ahead to release one of his singles from his Blueprint 3 album titled D.O.A (Death of Autotune), which explains Jay Z, directly or indirectly referring to Kanye west. Could there be any form of jealousy here, but later he went on saying it’s okay for Kanye to use autotunes.
Jay Z was also criticized for not attending the Kanye West wedding ceremony with Kim his wife, which raised the issue of whether they are friends or enemies. Music wise, their relationship has been smooth over the years, but personally in terms of their Ego complexity and social life, there seems to be a competition. So, which of them is still watching the Throne or taking a bow, well their music speaks for them.
Kanye West did release a track titled Big brother, from his 2007 album Graduation, where he dedicated the song to Jay Z, explaining what they been through as friends. Jay Z his Big brother also released his Holy Grail track at some point. Saying, he had a good time working with Kanye, in terms of his collaborations with him. Musically, their friendship has been good and it has worked for their music careers, but socially they have been questions marks. My question is has it affected them positively or negatively ? Are they going to come to together once again to do a collaboration, well I guess they have the answers.