Ab-Soul explains why he dissed Jay Electronica on his DWTW album.
On one of the more stronger tracks of Ab-Soul’s new DWTW album, “Raw (Backwards)” it wasn’t hard pointing out a not so subtle Jay Electronica diss. The lyrics
“I was like a swami of Jay Electronica until he
Figured Dizzle wouldn’t admit that he would body him for a milli
I told Kenny keep quiet, I’ma get him
We don’t need dirt on your hands getting the key to the city ya feel me
Hurts when your OG, who is supposed to be a G-O-D
Is standing next to King Kunta feeling like Toby
Moos what I gotta do boy?
I’m just waiting on your cue to take him to ScHoolboy!”
Intended to be a backlash on Jay’s comments about Kendrick Lamar who he dissed last year. However in a recent interview for Complex, Ab shedded some insight on the diss.
“You figure I’m a rapper’s rapper. Jay Electronica, he made some remarks that bother me a lot,” said Soul. “I told Kendrick immediately. He was about to go up and get his Grammys, it was a big time for us all. For him to come out and do that at that time, it really rubbed me the wrong way, so I spoke on it immediately. He put out a public apology as well. He knows why I said what he said. I said what I said the same reason why he said what he said.”
To summarize it up, Soul doesn’t want beef or have a particularly huge problem with Jay, but it does come down to rap battles nature. You can watch the full interview below.