Average Cat (Jay-Z Diss!!)

Average Cat (Jay-Z Diss!!)

Beanie Sigel

Beanie Sigel and Jay-Z used to be seemingly inseparable friends. Sigel was a prominent member of Roc-a-fella Records for years and guest-versed on numerous Jay-Z songs. Their relationship has been strained for a while. In 2004, when Sigel did a year in prison, Sigel claims Jay-Z didn’t visit him. While they continued to occasionally collaborate after Sigel’s return, Sigel’s frustration over what he perceived as a lack of proper promotion at Roc-a-fella under Jay-Z recently boiled over

This led Sigel to drop this record aimed at Jay-Z in October 2009. The song samples the beat from Jay-Z’s “What We Talking Bout?” off of Blueprint 3 and parallels the structure of Jay-Z’s version of the song by constantly explaining what’s being talked about (namely, that he’s only going after Jay-Z)

Throughout the song, Sigel alludes to past songs that featured both Sigel and Jay-Z: incorporating those songs into a diss record serves to underscore the seriousness of the betrayal which Sigel feels

For more on this song and both parties' take on the claims involved, read this article