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Jay-Z's "Neck & Wrist" Verse Is Being Unpacked On Social Media

Jay-Z's "Neck & Wrist" Verse Is Being Unpacked On Social Media

Jay-Z is one of the few MCs who can spit a verse and have the listener analyze, in some cases years later the double entendres and hidden meanings embedded in his verses.

Pusha T dropped "Neck & Wrist"—the latest single from his upcoming album It's Almost Dry—on Wednesday (4/6). The song contains a featured verse by Jay-Z that is still being examined across the internet, with listeners debating meanings and unearthing jewels from Jay’s clever wordplay. Punch of Top Dawg Entertainment was so impressed by the verse that he proclaimed via social media that all mediocre lyricism needs to come to an immediate stop in wake of the verse.

I blew bird money, y’all talk in Twitter feeds we got different Saab stories, save your soliloquies..."

- Jay-Z

Hov’s longtime engineer Young Guru took to social media to clear up rumors that a line in Jay’s verse was a Birdman diss. The line in question is: “I blew bird money, y’all talk in Twitter feeds we got different Saab stories, save your soliloquies.”

“We not talking about this line enough. It’s like 5 meanings in there!!!” Guru wrote. A Twitter user tweeted: “Blue bird (Twitter), Blew Bird (Birdman) money. Blew bird (dope money). Ties in ‘Y’all talk on Twitter feeds’. TOUGH.” Guru responded that there were too many double meanings in the rhyme to assume that it was a Birdman diss.

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Last month, Pusha T rapped for an Arby's commercial and paid homage to Jay-Z's famous line from 2001's "U Dont Know."

I'm a hustler, I can sell water to a whale."

For years, that line has caused fans to ponder whether the line referred to a "well" or "whale." Pusha T appeared on SHOWTIME’S Desus & Mero on Thursday to promote his upcoming album It’s Almost Dry and recalled asking Jay about the line.

“I recorded ‘Neck & Wrist’ and I emailed it to him," Pusha shared. "I think he said ‘What the hell you want me to say to this?'"

“I know I can count on him to say things that I can’t say," Push said in regards to their collaborative process. "Bro, Its Hov! When I do features, I do them for people to really take the record to the next level, really step it up.”

Jay-Z’s last full-length album was 2017’s 4:44. Last month, Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg revealed that he’s heard rumblings from top level producers that Jay-Z was in the studio, possibly putting together a new album.


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