Thanks to James for sending this one my way
Uhhh, how has this gone unnoticed before? Check out Jay-Z‘s 2004 track “99 Problems”. Then listen to Ice-T’s 1993 track. I don’t think this qualifies as a sample since I don’t see Ice-T in the credits. I totally get when artists reference other artists which is especially common in hip-hop. Maybe I’m missing something or maybe these guys just don’t care. Then there’s Trick Daddy‘s 2001 version. Then again I’m looking at wikipedia so who knows. But I do know this – all of their names rhyme.
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Jay-Z - "99 Problems" (2004)
Trick Daddy - "99 Problems" (2001)
Ice-T - "99 Problems" (1993)
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So they’ve got 297 problems.
Clearly there’s 3 things they’re fine with that they’re not telling.
This is a failed attempt at a gag.
It’s gone “unnoticed,” moron, because it’s a blatant homage. Seriously, the stuff on this site…yikes.
Yeah, Jay-Z’s 99 Problems is a remake of Ice-T’s. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YJhbJDGb7g (around 2:10). It hasn’t gone unnoticed, it just hasn’t created any drama because there’s no drama about it.
That’s great. Thanks so much for sending this interview along!