Jay-Z's 4-minute verse on DJ Khaled's album, 'GOD DID,' was the subject of a recent segment on MSNBC.
MSNBC's Ari Melber Analyzes Jay-Z‘s ‘GOD DID’ Verse
MSNBC anchor Ari Melber broke down the US's “war on drugs” and current predicament using lyrics from Jigga's God Did verse on Khaled's thirteen studio album.
On Tuesday (August 30), in the newly segment, Melber discussed the “draconian” drug laws in the US, how enforcement of those laws is applied unfairly, as well as Jay-Z’s marijuana company.
“I left the [dope] game with my record clean,” breaking down Jay's lyrics. “huh, I turned the cocaína into champagne, huh,” During his latest segment, Melber explains that the hip hop mogul is making reference to his past experience selling drugs as well as Jesus turning water into wine.
From selling drugs illegally on the streets, to selling weed legally through his Monogram company.
“There's nothing automatically legitimate about wine or champagne,” Melber explained. It was criminally punished during prohibition, a policy that ultimately fueled gangs and violence, and was the only constitutional amendment ever to be reversed because both parties determined that prohibition was a messy failure.”
Melber also references the pharmaceutical industry taking in billions of dollars worth of profit by the sale of addictive painkillers like OxyCotin.
On Wednesday (August 31) Hov hopped on Twitter responded to LeBron James praising his “God Did” verse and MSNBC segment dissecting it.
“Listen!” wrote James as he shared an MSNBC report from Ari Melber on how Jay’s verse tackles the United States’ war on drugs, from Richard Nixon’s efforts in the ‘70s all the way up to the Trump administration. “Then listen again to make sure you got the point. HOV DID!!!! And so did the reporter! 🐐 TALK.”
“My only goal is to make the real ‘ones’ feel seen, forgive me that’s my passion talking… haa,” wrote Hov in response.
Ari Melber thanked King James for his support also responded with a lyric from the track.
Jay-Z's marijuana company, Monogram, is also brought up, showing how he has operated on both sides of the law when it comes to selling drugs. Jay launched the line of cannabis products back in 2020.
You can check out Ari Melber's segment of Jay-Z's God Did verse as well as the ‘GOD DID,’ track below.