If you’re among those skeptics who believe that Kanye’s “Big Brother” is a diss to Jay-Z, you have something in common with Roc-a-Fella Records co-founder Dame Dash. Dash recently told BET.com that he sees the song, which many believe to be a tribute, as a subliminal diss.
“It sounds like a sneak dis record to me. You gotta understand certain things about Kanye; he doesn’t go at things like the average person does,” Dash explained to BET.com. “I feel like if he has something to say, he has to pose it in that way or he can’t communicate it at all. And that was the only way he could express why he doesn’t understand why he’s treated that way. It’s not like he could be gangsta about it and say,’Yo, this n***a’s playing me.”
Dash continued that there is a public misconception about the song’s true message. “I didn’t think it was a very complimentary record. N***as saying n***a on their d**ks and that was some real disrespectful stuff. I might have choked Kanye out for that.”
“Big Brother,” which appears on the platinum-selling Graduation CD, finds Kanye griping about being relegated to the backburner in his early years at Roc-a-Fella: “Only thing I wanna know is why I get looked over…Big Brother saw me at the bottom of the totem/Now I’m on the top and every body on the scrotum.”