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The big homie may have put a damper on Memph’s run.

One of Jay Z‘s most iconic lines, possibly ever, came on his conversation-starting contribution to the remix of Kanye West‘s Late Registration lead single, “Diamonds”.

Bleek could be one hit away his whole career
As long as he’s alive he’s a millionaire
And even if I die he’s in my will somewhere
So he could just kick back and chill somewhere, oh yeah
He don’t even have to write rhymes
The Dynasty like my money, last three lifetimes.

While at the time, it appeared to be a genuine shout-out from Jay Z to his friend of many, many years, but Bleek revealed to Jack Thriller and Thisis50 that it may have thrown a monkey wrench in the natural progression of his career. According to Bleek, his expectations were never the same to begin with, considering the fact that he rose in the rap game in the same lane and manner as Jay Z, and every time he would drop new music, it was looked down upon as not being the same caliber as Mr. Carter’s. Watch the entire interview below.