Kanye is known for creating style and buzz, but every now and again, he does something that makes the streets go…”Word, we on that now?” That is what many in the battle rap world are plugging as they listen to Pastor Yeezy’s single, “Follow God” of his new Jesus is King album.
On the single, he repeatedly hits the listeners with a question that is arguably always linked to a Newark emcee named Shotgun Suge who has made the phrase popular on the URLTV stage, “What’s your life like?”
The lyrics go:
“Father, I stretch
Stretch my hands to YouLifelike, this is what your life like, try to live your life right
People really know you, push your buttons like typewrite
This is like a movie, but it’s really very lifelike
Every single night right, every single fight, right?
I was looking at the ‘Gram and I don’t even like likes
I was screamin’ at my Dad, he told me, ‘It ain’t Christ-like'”
While Kanye presents the question as a device for introspective contemplation, Suge uses this signature phrase to challenge the authenticity of his opponents. Not only that, Suge actually made a reality show based on “What Your Life Like?” which chronicled his life as a popular New Jersey lyricist.
Check out how Suge uses it here against the MidWest legend, Big T:
“What his life like?
While he was tryin’ to stuff mac & cheese shells in a pot
I was tryin’ to stuff MAC shells in a Glock
While he was watchin’ Toy Story I was watchin’ South Central wit’ the bros
While he was tryin’ to put a nose on Mr. Potato Head I was tryin’ to put a potato on the nose!”
Fans have been wilding trying to make the connection.
“I like Kanye’s song, ‘Follow God’ and always believe that he is creative,” Suge says after hearing the commotion, “But with my ‘What’s ya life like’ is my slogan, and I wish these guys (people like ‘Ye) will acknowledge how dope battle cultures is… I mean we know they watching!”
At the end of the day, it is a “hot” line for the Chicago rapper and a way of life for another. Check out how Suge has freaked the clause for the last few years and let us know if think Kanye stole something precious from one of Newark’s favorite sons.