Absolutely ridiculous. Want to know why he covered the song? It was a huge, huge hit.
Want to know who made it a hit? All of the Americans who listened to it when Jay-Z released it.
I think it's hugely uncalled for to criticize Tony Lucca for the song when Jay-Z didn't hear even a squeak upon the original release.
No more words can be spoken on this topic.
This comment here is /thread worthy.
Edit: And about the cover... It was pretty awesome. I loved it.