Lord Jamar Disses Kanye West On "Lift Up Your Skirt"

posted Monday February 04 ,2013 at 02:00PM CST | 203 comments

Lord Jamar Disses Kanye West On

Brand Nubian's Lord Jamar releases a song attacking Kanye West's fashion choices.

After taking to Twitter and conducting an interview with Vlad TV to criticize Kanye West's fashion choices in wearing a leather kilt, Brand Nubian's Lord Jamar has released a diss track aimed at the rapper titled "Lift Up Your Skirt."

On the cut, the Five Percent philosopher goes in the G.O.O.D. Music rapper, putting him in the crosshairs for introducing skinny jeans to the Hip Hop community and calling him a "fag."

"Somebody mad at my hashtag / Instagram black man, lookin' half a fag / With a blazer and dress, I'm just amazed at the mess / Pioneer of this queer shit is Kanye West," he raps. "Yeezy introduced the skinny jeans to the Rap scene / Then wore a fuckin' skirt on the video screen / Then he wore it again at a memorial / I can't pretend that the shit ain't deplorable."

Jamar, who gives props to 'Ye for his music on the song, recently spoke to HipHopDX about his stance on homosexuality and using anti-gay epithets in his lyrics. "First of all, my stand on homosexuality is I don’t agree with it but everybody has their own free will in this world," he said. "And if that’s how you choose to live, you do you. I don’t agree with it; I feel like it’s a distortion of mind. But that’s up to me. You don’t have to live in my universe and I don’t have to live in yours. So I don’t regret nothing I said … ‘cause it’s all real."

Listen to the track below.

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  • Barrio18, E'zup!
    "Lord Jamar will live long, cuz I give strong blows the heads of my foes" More legendary rappers need to continue to speak out about this bullshit going on. Hip-hop culture is being obliterated.
  • Anon
    This guy really needs to make a track about what Kanye wears? Seriously, why the hell would he care so much
  • Bowser
    Yea Lord Jamar u right. Black people should be wearing baggy jeans and rapping about getting rich selling poison to their communities, not being yourself and self-expression. Then when the police investigate them, they can claim that "the white man" is keeping them down.
    • Baker
      No he's saying for rappers to quit being fags. It's not Hip-Hop atleast what he's accustomed to. Not to mention it just breeds fags like Lil Wayne and Young Money who don't express themselves they express the ignorant role that they want the masses to mimic which in all honestly is worse because atleast the drugs are going to twacks.
  • IROC
    Big ups to lord Jamar, im not feeling these purse wearing skirt wearing half a man dudes that goes for wack azz asap rocky and any other wack rapper promoting foolisness ,oh wack rapper juelz dip set wearing girl belts and panties hiphop is Dying Nas said it was dead im listening to old school and R&B now
  • wakeup
    You may not like the way Lord Jamar expresses himself and I personally don't care if Kanye wears a leather 'kilt' designed by gay designers from GQ magazine - which has always basically been a white magazine for gay and bisexual men although some straight men do read it. But Lord Jamar can speak on it because he is one of the originators. Afrocentric, educating both blacks and non blacks about the heart of hiphop. How can people here, regardless of age, disrespect him the way some of you are doing here? The issue is about the kind of direction people like Jay Z and Kanye are trying to take hiphop - Jay Z won't sign people who epitomise the old school no matter how relevant, he won't give props to those who are living reminders of the original spirit of hiphop, whether they are young or old. The Jay Z/Kanye hiphop echoes the way white corporate entertainment groups are taking over hiphop. The emphasis is on alternative - but not the kind of alternative spirit that hiphop was birthed in and continued. The Jay Z/Kanye hiphop is about appealing to this corporate culture especially as there are many gays/bisexuals in the entertainment industry. I don't care about those people's preferences but I do care that black people who make better music and are in touch with their communities are dismissed as insignificant. Jay Z seems to be into promoting this agenda because he likes types like Kanye who don't pose any threat to him. He could never be a man and treat artists like LL Cool J who took hiphop mainstream but stayed true to the culture with respect because he is happy to play along with white divide and rule. You think Jay Z would be in this position if he hadn't deliberately chosen to do this kind of thing? No way. It's about how he played the game with the non blacks at Def Jam. It's about how he plays the game by promoting the white fashion industry - where black women are still expected to have lighter skin. It's about white fashion, elitism, flaunting wealth that in the actual world is made on the backs of people like those who started hiphop. They are distorting hiphop. That's the problem. Nas was relevant in the 90s and he's still relevant now. He pays homage to the old school, still gives interviews where he informs the white mainstream audience that now is supposedly 'into' hiphop about hiphop's history. Where it comes from. Who was and is representing the communities who birthed and cherished hiphop in different styles. But Nas isn't promoted the way Jay Z and Kanye are because he IS part of the hiphop culture still and always will be instead of promoting others' agendas.
    • Big Bang
      Im late and this shit is long, but i have think this to my self for the past 10-15 years. Everything you said is so true real shit.
    i luv this track.. It made my night.. Wouldn't b no Fagg-ye w/o MEN like this. Kenye disrespecting rap and men with these bullsh&t antics. I'm sick of what they makin real look like. Open them cloudy eyes and be blessed by the gift of choice n' vision people- That ain't it!!! Let people like kenye out the game-they murkin the waters..
  • What
    Well it about time someone said it enough is enough it time for the skirt wearing and tight jean wearing to go away it straight Gay
  • Anonymous
    I will say this again. There's a new posting on this site about Frank Ocean being called a faggot. There are plenty of comments on that posting displaying homophobia, why aren't you over there commenting like you are here? HYPOCRITES.
  • No Disrespect Though
    Lord Jamar is a wrap..The Gay Agenda is in full swing. As soon as men started wearing women blouses, skinny jeans, pigtails, friendship bracelets, nail polish, dresses, and now mini skirts...you just have to let time take its course. WHite men are use to faggotry but black men are just now becoming accepting of these alternate lifestyles. and thats not to say black men werent gay before but just not in popular culture. SO as the industry groom men to be more feminine and breed hate and discrimination amongst men to women you see the shift in the children. this is a fact. In 10 years from now hip hop will be a rave show.
    • Bush Baby
      Tribal people in Africa have to suck the dick of their elders and swallow their seed before they can become a man in their culture. And its whites that are used to faggotry... And you don't know shit about where hip hop will be in 10 years, you just started listening to it yesterday. In the immortal words of Kool Keith, you WHACK!
    • ^
      "Tribal people in Africa have to suck the dick of their elders and swallow their seed before they can become a man in their culture." Where did you hear that from, madeupmonkeyshit.com?
      ^^ Bush Baby am in Afrika (Nairobi, Kenya to be specific) and i guarantee you aint nothing like that down here! What are you trying to do? Out-insult black people in africa coz americans are insulting your homo-ass?
    • No Disrespect Though
      LMAO @bUSH bABY ....if your gay.. your gay. no hate from over here but those are lies you are spewing and you know it. If it wasnt for the genius of African you have most of your luxury and that goes in every sense of saying. FACT
    • @Bush Baby
      @Bush Baby, that's not an African tribe son, that's the Sambia tribe of Papua New Guinea.
  • Anonymous
    To everyone chastising those who've never heard of/don't like this guy... In what way is "90s" hip-hop real hip-hop? Not knowing obscure 90s MCs who are irrelevant today is not a reflection of musical knowledge as much as a reflection of the age you grew up. Everyone's heard of Pac, Biggie, Big L etc. I wasn't ashamed to admit I had no idea who the hell MC Eiht was before Kendrick put him on a feature, but I looked him up, and he was alright. This guy may have been relevant in the 90s, but for the 90s babies, who grew up with Roc-a-Fella, Aftermath, Shady and G-Unit, this guy is an absolute nobody. That's not a reflection of anything, other than the pathetic elitism of so-called hip-hop fans.
    • GaugeLincoln
      No sir it's called history. Rock and Roll is what elvis did not what Metallica does. What they did before is not what they do now. And cmon enough with the "this isn't hiphop," bullshit. No one wants to ride around listening to fuckin big daddy kane anymore. Not that he wasnt the truth but you get it. Time moves on
    • Anonymous
      Co-sign to both of you. One thing - I don't think anyone's ever described Metallica as "rock and roll"
    • donnis mac
      The issue is the ignorance applied when it comes to the past. There was a comment last week saying Rosa Parks was a "greedy bitch" because she sued Outkast. Are you willing to tell me that because you don't know who she was in life because you are young that you are entitled to speak in that manner? You can't deal with the now world if you do not understand it's history, all you are doing is choosing sides because of emotion and not factual information. The greatest lie being told right NOW is that slavery was a long time ago so get over it. BUT.....................they still treat Blacks as slaves (14 positions in the NFL were open and ZERO Blacks were hired. Andy Reid got a job days after he was fired and Lovie Smith is STILL unemployed). BTW Lincoln, unless you have absolute proof that no one wants to listen to Kane you should keep quiet. He still books shows, and that alone makes your statement incorrect. And if you think Kane would be marketed to Drake fans you are grossly confused. A prime example to counteract this ignorance is that vintage cars are cherished by many people more than new cars. And a common cliche is just because YOU don't know doesn't mean everyone else doesn't. To summarize for the slow, the elder statesmen never said that Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Parliament, Chuck D, Rick James, Melly Mel were old and irrelevant because they didn't make "now" music, and times had changed. They EMBRACED their history (80's Mtume "Juicy" being used for Biggie Smalls' 90's single). And if you have to classify embracing your history as "elitism" then you are PART OF THE PROBLEM. YOU are denoting that NEW is better.
    • MalcolmLittle
      @ donnis mac, man I done read some real ass comments in my day fam, but what you said ranks right near the top far as all-time realest. Can't tell most of these youngins shit though, they act like the world just didn't exist whatsoever before they dropped outta their mama's musty ass monkey. Plus you gotta remember, all those babies from the crack era HAD to get older eventually...it just happened quicker than any of us expected.....
  • TyrannyofMan
    Yall are missing the point of what he is saying...Its not about just about Kayne..But he is using Kayne because he started some of this shit and its much easier using a single target to make a example of...He is talking about the main stream hip-hop game in general and how its emasculation of men and all the down fall it brings with it...It's almost like not cool to stand as a strong masculine man anymore...Now we need to act like bitches and get in to cat fights...Dudes gonna start pulling hair next...I cant explain the message to you..You need to listen and hear it yourself...The ones saying fuck Jamar and shit are most likely dudes that are jocking this new feminine gay ass fashion and over all female like attitude that contradicts what a man should be...Opposite of a woman...I love females...Their body, minds, their scent, and all that...But on them...not me...Im a fucking man...With rough hands, a deep voice, hair on my body, and a dick in my pants and I definitely act like it...
    • MalcolmLittle
      You're gettin too cerebral for em, they dunno about readin between the lines to get to the real meanin of shit. If it ain't that surface bullshit they can't even begin to process it cuz they were never taught to think for themselves.
  • Orochimaru
    Fuck all this talk about the "black man getting fucked over by the whites" blacks are the cause of their own downfall you kill each other over egos and superficiality. And the girls are walking time bombs, ready to explode at any moment. All the rap music that "whitey" likes so much was made by BLACKS. Just because white people like your music doesn't mean they're exploiting you. Ain't nobody exploiting you but yourselves.
    • Anonymous
      I agree with you to a certain extent. True, Black people always categorize themselves.
  • Doubl Negative
    I deplore any bastard who tries to justify homosexuality by comparing them to Black people. These idiots don't realize their extrapolating platitudes - "If Blacks can marry, why can't we?" etc, are not only deeply offensive and fatuous they also weaken their argument if they can't think of suitable arguments relating to their specific cause without trying to mitigating their plight by attaching themselves to Blacks. I do, however have an affinity with gays. Obviously not due to ethnicity, but I'm equally treated as a social pariah due to something I enjoy doing, which the general populace think is unnatural, disgusting, unhealthy and unsightly - smoking. The main difference between myself and gays is I'm reconciled to the fact many people find my lifestyle choice anti-social and I never try to force views on people and accept enjoying an unnatural activity comes with losing certain liberties. I would never align myself with Jews because we're both stigmatized. Gays are not a race of people, they merely have an abnormality. That doesn't mean they desrve to persecuted, but they should have no more rights than other similar groups. As for this story, I don't care how Kanye dresses, even if he was gay that's his choice, but Brand Nubian were one of my favourite acts in the nineties and I never found any of their content offensiv so I can't diss dudes, and any one on this site ought to hold the same opinion.
  • Anonymous
    haha! He Jamar, remember what Jay said...."run up on Yezzy the wrong way i might murk you" ......You mad son? Oh, yeah....punks jump up to get beat down. HAHA! Let Ye be Ye, you into your 5% then do that!
  • Anonymous
    Lord Jamar is just ashamed that he's probably sexually attracted to Kanye because why else would you be studying how the man dresses? Obviously, it's for attention, so why even make it into a news story?
  • Slick
    Respect to Lamar. I think the people who are really homophobic are the people who are scared of how the gays would respond if they say they disagree.I do not agree with people calling gays names and insulting them because that is how they choose to live. I do think its a form of depression and a away many people escape reality. many lesbians become lesbian to escape man problems,many homosexuals claim they are born that way,when you do the research and check the background it was almost always caused by sexual abuse or something that was /is not suppose to happen to a child. I disgree with it but if i voice my opinion and say i disagree with it,i could get fired from my job,yet homosexuals ask me my standpoint on it,they ask me am i for it or am i prejudice? this way they already decided that i am prejudice if i disagree. so i do not answer. it is almost impossible to talk about disagreeing with homosexuality and not be threated as prejudice,i dont think disagreeing is wrong. i think victimizing them is wrong.
  • ayee
    perhaps the most regressive and pointless piece of music i've heard in a while. pathetic lord jamar. get off your high horse.
  • GOD
    Hm Performs for a Watch The throne tour, wears Tunics, performs at a high classed place with a europe feel, wears masks..... By god guys, I think this is called playing a character. Holy shit Jay-Z was right. It is only.Entertainment. phew, I thought for sure Shakespeare used that skull for fashion, not a part of the show
  • Anonymous
    Does anyone really give two fucks about Kanye Kardashian, and what he wears?
  • Amosasin
    eat a dick whatever your name be
  • chillthrills
    just like a bunch off these successful comedians,,,dress as a woman character,,get work,,,a man dressing as a female or rocking female shit,,,,,, should not have any place in hip-hop,,damn,let a man be a man,,,gays want their right to be gay,,, I cant even believe this is a debate,,the emasculation of the original man is in full effect,,,real men raise your sons to be strong heterosexual men that know how to provide for their families,to continue our existence,,the fight is mental now not physical,,dont let the fact that we have human rights,,overlook whats right, PLEASE DO THE KNOWLEDGE BROTHERS DONT FALL VICTIM
    • Roque A. Deleon
      Kanye mostly wears high-end menswear. Nothing female about it.
    • Anonymous
      high end menswear designed by fags
  • stankinASS
    finally someones talking sensible, good job Jamar!!!!!! fuck queers.
  • Anonymous
    It's Lord Jamar aware that MC's in the late 80's wore skinny jeans as well???
    • Anonymous
      since he started rapping in the late 80's i'm sure he's very well aware of that
    • chillthrill
      not skinny jeans,,,more like fitted jeans,,,,there is a difference
    • donnis mac
      Then you has flair leg (disco flair) or straight leg, you couldn't see the fresh shell-toes or Clydes so you went straight leg. Also they were barely making INSEAM and LENGTH measurements ("high waters") and "big and tall" was fat people clothes. Today you have loose, regular, straight, baggy, slim-fit, regular boot cut, slim boot cut, low-rise boot cut, skinny boot cut, skinny. With inseam and length measurements, big and tall sizes. There's a difference between making do with what you have, and specifically choosing from an array of custom choices.
  • WiB
    Such hypocrisy. The daily homophobic comments aren't addressed, but Lord Jamar is. There is a Lil' Wayne comment section filled with homophobia, see for yourself if the same screen names are fighting their battle on all fronts, or are picking and choosing fights.
    • Mental capacity
      First of all, their is no such thing as "homophobia" last time i checked homo meant same and phonia meant "fear of". no one is scared of homosexuals. if you say anti-homosexual that would be more accurate.As far as i am concern homosexuals have more fight that straight people now,these days people are convince that they do not have a right to disagree. I disgree with homosexuality, i can still co-exist with it.I recognise it something other people will do wheather i agree or not. the problem is you do not want to accept the fact that people will disagree with your lifestyle.if someone on dare to disagree with you. you would report them as prejudice or committing a hate crime. it is absolute bullshit. i have many things i do in my life that people disagree with, you dont see me saying they are prejudice. it is their opinion so i leave them the fuck alone.
    • WiB
      Your mental capacity can't contain the fact that I am not gay. I said the warriors who choose to slander Lord Jamar do nothing when it's the daily bloggers. Understand the gist of the comment before you become sensitive enough to reply.