Alongside Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, John Legend and Fridayy, JAY-Z provided an epic verse on DJ Khaled’s new song “God Did.”
JAY-Z headed back into the booth and straight for an appearance on DJ Khaled’s new single “God Did.” Featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, John Legend and Fridayy, the song comes from Khaled’s thirteenth studio album God Did, which released on Friday (August 26).
Rapping for four minutes, Hov took credit for molding four billionaires: himself, Ye, Rihanna and a special mention of LeBron James as a “Roc Boy.” The Roc Nation founder also cleared up any rumors of beef with Meek Mill, who recently left the management company after a decade.
“Me and Meek could never beef, I freed that nigga from a whole bid, Hov did,” he raps on “God Did.” “Next time we have a discussion who the G.O.A.T., you donkeys know this.”
Hov fans hopped on social media to praise the Brooklyn veteran for his memorable verse.
I think we forget that Jay-Z is only a year younger than Rakim and Big Daddy Kane.
— Carl Chery (@carlchery) August 26, 2022
Jay-Z just rapped for 3 minutes and 46 seconds on this Khaled joint…
Got that Andre 3000 Sixteen type verse from him
— Hip Hop By The Numbers (@HipHopNumbers) August 26, 2022
Jay-Z sees everything, hears everything and says nothing…until it’s time to drop a record.
That’s how you do it, kids.
— Sowmya Krishnamurthy (@SowmyaK) August 26, 2022
Jay-Z is 78 years old and still better than everybody. Argue with your podcast.
— Sport (@busyworksport) August 26, 2022
Before the album’s release, DJ Khaled told Speedy Norman of Complex that “God Did” is amongst the ‘greatest’ of Hov bars.
“The rumors are true,” he said. “A lot of rumors are not true, but these are true. I’m a Jay fan, you’re a Jay fan? So everybody has their favorite verse of Jay. I’ll let y’all decide that. I’m telling you, if there was a greatest hits of Jay-Z verses, it’s on there. That I’ll tell you, for a fact. The rumors are true, that’s for a fact.”
Listen to “God Did” below.