Payroll – Never Change (Prod. by Kanye West)

blame it on Meka June 23, 2008

After watching that travesty of a rap diss below, I ran across Andrew (good looks on the Mick Luter!) at Fake Shore Drive’s post about a little bit of controversy that bubbled between Chi-Town native Payroll and one Kanye West. I’ll let Andrew tell it…

The beef stemmed from the track below, Payroll’s “Never Change”. Back in the early parts of this decade, when Kanye was just a young up-and-coming producer, he produced a track for a rising Chicago “gangster” rapper (sorry, you know how I hate labels), by the name of Payroll, and that track became known as “Never Change”. A short while later an almost identical version of “Never Change” showed up on one of this decades biggest hip hop albums, Jay-Z’s the Blueprint. To add insult to injury, Kanye re-spit Payroll’s hook “I’m still fuckin’ with crime, cause Crime pays, Out hustlin’, same clothes for days”, bar for bar on Jigga’s version. Needless to say, Payroll was a little less than pleased when he heard his exact song, that he’d paid for, on a Jay-Z album.

Listen to the tracks and decide for yourself.

DOWNLOAD: Payroll – Never Change (Prod. by Kanye West)

DOWNLOAD: Jay-Z – Never Change (Prod. by Kanye West)