State Property‘s Peedi Crakk has accused Jay-Z of stealing the flow of former Roc-A-Fella associate Young Chris.
According to Peedi, Jay “stole” and used the Young Gunz member’s style.
“I want to clarify that [Jay] doesn’t steal anyone’s songs,” he said, “He steals swag, ideas, concepts–whatever you want to call it…Jay doesn’t just straight-up jack you for a song. He’s just smooth with it. You ever listen to Young Chris rap and then go back and listen to Jay? You almost start to scratch your head. The old Jay-Z never rapped like that. That’s Young Gunners flow to the tee. There are actually people that don’t know that that [the whisper rap] was [Chris’] flow. I don’t understand why Jay don’t just say that he got the swag from the young bull…Jay has no swag of his own. He has no natural cool n*gga style. But at the end of the day he has his own path to craft just like we all do and I’m all about making sure my path is full of positivity and creativity.” (XXL Mag)
Peedi recently claimed his issues with Jay began when he didn’t deliver his Def Jam debut album in 2005.
“For one man to have control over the situation and not do it for whatever reason, I never knew what reason it was, I kinda have an idea but when he don’t do that, of course you gonna be a little upset,” Peedi explained in an interview. “The budgets were so crazy over there, we were blowing each other’s budgets. I messed up at least $900,000. I blew $900,000 of Def Jam’s money on flights, Moet, Cristal, lobster, shrimp, steak — but that’s because of Dame [Dash], he would just put the black card anywhere and let us ball and this went on for like the course of two, three years. Balling on Roc-A-Fella…Jay didn’t care about that money because my budget was for $600,000, I was $200,000 over budget, right, even being over budget, I still didn’t have the album done when I had the meeting with Jay. So I went to his office and explained that I would come through for him and get these songs done in like two weeks, he opened the budget up again for like $40,000 just to record at Baseline in Manhattan…I did the whole album in two weeks, so now that went up to like $840,000. So I don’t think it was the money, it was just our relationship. To keep it real with myself, when he was ready, I wasn’t ready. But then when I got myself ready, I guess he was just like, ‘I’m done.’ And that’s the real deal.” (Hip Hop Beef)
The rapper was reportedly released from prison last month.
Former State Property rapper Peedi Crakk has finally returned home after spending more than a year in prison. Though his incarceration was largely kept private, the rapper became noticeably quiet after announcing that he was signing with indie upstart Amalgam Digital, for whom he was recording his long-awaited debut, ‘A Night in the Life.’ According to his manager Breigh, Peedi was released from prison on April 1, and is currently hard at work at Philadelphia’s Bat Cave Studios. Because he served a full-sentence, Peedi does not have to worry about parole this time around, serving out a simple probation. (The Boom Box)
Last fall, Jay-Z said he cut ties with Peedi.
“I speak to [Young] Chris often,” Jay revealed in an interview. “Freeway as well. I spoke to Beans when his grandma passed, we had a conversation. I don’t speak to Peedi at all ’cause he’s a psycho — no, he’s a psycho. That’s what I truly believe. Not trying to be funny or anything.” (Hot 97)
Check out a recent Peedi Crakk interview below: