Apparently the first four lines of the last verse of Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” are copped from UGK’s “Touched,” from their classic 1996 album Ridin’ Dirty (which I’m actually taking my inaugural spin through this afternoon).
(Sidebar: I’ll admit I’m not as familiar with southern hip-hop as I’d like to be, but I am a big fan of SpaceGhostPurrp, who clearly has a PhD in the subject (not that kind). The laid-back, celebratory atmosphere of southern hip-hop hits like Outkast’s “Southernplaylisticaddillacmuzik” and Tela’s “Sho Nuff” wouldn’t seem to be the starting point for Purrp’s giallo terror. Album tracks like “That’s Why I Carry” give you a better idea of what turned Purrp a darker shade.)
Said lyrics, if you don’t recall:
Now once upon a time not too long ago
A n***a like myself had to strongarm a ho
This is not a ho in the sense of havin’ a pussy
But a pussy havin’ no goddamn sense, tryna push me
The original, for reference:
And the cop:
It’s just that Jigga Man, Pimp C, and B-U-N-B (foo).