Jay Z had a 2Pac diss track recorded

Stop the presses, amirite?!

DJ Clark Kent, having collaborated with Jay Z in the 90s, revealed on today’s It’s The Real podcast that Jay Z had a diss record going back at ‘Pac for his name-drop in “Bomb First” (a HS bball pump up song for us, ha!), but it never got released because of Pac’s untimely murder. Obviously, that would have been in bad taste, but enjoy this tidbit from Clark Kent on it:

Jay did a record going at Pac but right as it was about to go out, son died. We performed it though. We was at the Apollo. It was…scathing. Crowds was like, oh shit.

– DJ Clark Kent

Here’s an old Jay Z interview at the time rising above the diss from 2Pac, spotted via DJ Booth (along with that artwork up top.) Chalk this scenario up to the “What If?” category if 2Pac had lived…