No.1 – Jay-Z vs. Nas
“Use your – BRAAAAAAAIN! You said you been in this 10
I’ve been in it five — smarten up Nas
Four albums in 10 years n*gga? I can divide
That’s one every let’s say two, two of them sh*ts was due
One was — Ehh, the other was Illmatic
That’s a one hot album every 10 year average
And that’s so — LAAAAAAAME! N*gga switch up your flow
Your shit is garbage — what, you tryna kick knowledge (f*ck outa here)”
Many consider Nas the actual victor of the feud after the release of his song “Ether,” which is viewed by most as one of the best diss tracks ever. In 2005, the two rivals appeared on stage together at Jay-Z’s I Declare War concert, and have since gone on to collaborate on numerous tracks, putting to rest any notion of a lingering feud. But take a look at today’s current hip-hop landscape, and it’s clear that although Nas may have won the battle, Jay-Z won the war.
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