News: Stephon Marbury Responds To Jay-Z's "La La La" Name Drop, "You Know You Not Shooting & Killing Nobody" [Video]
Sunday, Sep 20, 2009 12:49PM
Terror Squad associate and NBA player Stephon "Starbury" Marbury has responded to Jay-Z's 2003 "La La La" name drop and questioned the rap mogul's lyrics and street credibility.
Despite a six-year gap in time since the record initially dropped, Marbury said Hov would not take another person's life due to his fame.
"Don't get me confused with Marbury, if you run up on me at the light, I'm gonna kill you," Marbury said in a self-made video. "You ain't gonna kill nobody. You was not doing no life sentence in jail for the rest of your life. Let's stop that, stop tricking people. Stop making people believe that. That's foolishness, that's exactly what that is. You know you not shooting and killing nobody, you don't got no heart to shoot nobody in they brains right in front of them and say 'Okay, bring me to jail,' whatchu gonna do, go run? Where you gonna run, where you gonna run from? Everybody know you, they see your face, they know you. 'That's the camel, he right over there.'" (YouTube)
Jay's song briefly name drops Marbury, however, does not attempt to have the basketball player become the song's focus.
"Pink diamond necklaces, strawberry wrist," Jay raps. Please excuse yourself, you're very sick/Don't confuse me with Marbury out this b*tch/Run up on me at the light, you could lose your life/Motherf*ckers must be smokin' they la la la or crack, .45 gun smoke, choke off that/Let's get back to the music, I ain't with all that/Plus the Feds tappin' my music/Y'all get all that?/I'm thee public industry number one, public industry number two, is my whole crew, R-O-C..." ("La La La")
Marbury is popular for his close ties with Fat Joe's Terror Squad camp.
Marbury is also known to count many non-basketball celebrities among his friends. The point guard has been spotted hanging out with entertainers Ja Rule and Nick Cannon, as well as members of the New York based rap group Terror Squad and its leader, Fat Joe. In 2003 and 2004 Marbury led Joe's Terror Squad team to the championship of Fat Joe's annual streetball competition, The Entertainer's Basketball League. (Hoopedia)
Aside from having a number one album with The Blueprint 3, Hov is set to appear on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" next week discussing topics including his rhyming skills.
"Yeah, I was working on it," Hov jokingly told Oprah Winfrey about writing lyrics in his head. "Yeah, we work through it. It's almost like an exercise. I used to write so much, you get these flows of creativity, you know, and if your'e accustomed to doing something even if you're not in the house anymore. You know, I was away and out in the street and I was still getting all these ideas so I had to memorize 'em. And the more I memorized them, you know, every single day, it built up my memory. Like anything, if you do one push-up, then ten, you know. You build, I built the muscle." ("Oprah Winfrey Show")
Check out Stephon Marbury's message to Jay-Z below: