Nas Says "Hip Hop Has To Thank God For Jay-Z"

Nas sounds off on his one time foe's legacy, saying, "Hip Hop has to thank God for Jay-Z...You've got to respect him."

The relationship between Nas and Jay-Z has gone through ups and downs. The two were acquaintances before becoming foes in their infamous 2001 feud. Years after sparring via bars, the emcees patched things up and became partners when Jay-Z signed Nas to Def Jam. Recently, Nas was asked to speak on Jay's legacy. In response, Nas noted that the culture of Hip Hop should be thankful of what Jay-Z has accomplished in his career. 

"Hip Hop has to thank God for Jay-Z," Nas acknowledged in an interview with Peter Rosenberg. "The fact that that he’s doing what he’s doing is a an awakening call for all of the Gods and Earths to wake up and understand that this generation is bigger than what we can even fathom. He is one of the only ones out of the whole community that we grew up in, from the Run DMC days, who’s taken this shit seriously, taken this shit very seriously musically and businesses wise. That’s powerful. So you've gotta respect him.”

Nas went on to add that his generation of Hip Hop is still setting trends and taking a stance to speak out. 

"We died to get here. My blood is in the soil of this country. This generation of Hip Hop, we're making a stance. We're saying what we gotta say. We didn't graduate Harvard. We didn't graduate Princeton. Nothing against them niggas...Yeah, they niggas, too. They ignorant as fuck. But, we real niggas that made it. We set trends. Niggas is tastemakers, whatever the fuck that means. We're that. We're that and then some." 

Nas' statement on Jay-Z can be heard in the clip below.

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253 Comments

  • wow!

    @daviddaniels you're right. Cant Eason with haters tho...

  • Ola Dioss

    so i guess all the Nas and Jay dickriders should start listening to what they say about each other. spread love not stupidity is the motto!

  • nIgor420

    so he says hip-hop should be thanking Jay-z for himself? that's sort of redundant.

  • Anonymous

    People love to hate Hov he's one of the greatest no debating

  • noles506

    More money doesn't equal more skills... If i had a choice to go to a concert where an artist went through there whole discography, I'm going with Nas...and I'm a fan of both. Jay-Z didn't get big until Blueprint...Nas was doing it since the early 90's, dudes will say oh what about Reasonable Doubt..well it wasn't recognized til years later as a "classic"...Illmatic was an instant classic.

  • Kiz

    Jay z is such a fucking sell out. blueprint 3 was the nail in the coffin, this nigga would drop a collabo album with beiber if it kept him hot. i never seen a nigga hold on like this. writing articles for bullshit rolling stone, a publication that has tried to destroy hip hop on several occasions. not only is jay begging for acceptance, his music is shit now. dumb bitch nigga. self praise is no praise at all. a king doesnt crown himself, a king is crowned by the people, biggie is the king

  • Anonymous

    Jay could care less if you guys think Nas is better, because Jay's paper says it all. Let's not talk album sales jay's "hard knock lift" did over 5 million thats like 5 of Nas's albums. If you sell more and have more money I think in the end you are the winner!!!

  • Ricky Rozay

    most of these rappers aint real niggas. Word, Nas bankrupt never was a drug runner, Lil Wayne aint no blood, Jeezy aint no BMF, 50 a snitch. None of these niggas real you guys. If they was all real they all be pushin daisies now. Like it or not Ross is the new biggie. BAWSE!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I never owned Reasonable Doubt so blow it

  • ROCNATION2013

    I'm from where niggaz pull your card and argue all day about who's the best MC'S Biggie,Jay Z,and Nas. Jay Z: Where I'm From In My Life Time Vol 1...

  • Anonymous

    Nas is 100% right... Jay from the streets a 80's baby and in 2009 he's sitting in the White House Chillen with the President of the USA... God's Gift NAS and JAY!

  • We Right Here

    Nas is like...

  • BigPADRE

    Make some cash.This time is foreal!!! http://signup.wazzub.info/?lrRef=b10d1a2a

    • KE

      Jay-Z is a cunt. Nas at least blessed us with the classic albums "Illmatic" and "It Was Written" but the rest of his albums are mediocre at best and yes that includes the "Stillmatic" joint. Jay-Z has no classic albums and is the most overrated rapper of all time.

    • Anonymous

      @ Tony Yayo u still 50 hype man? U wish U and 50, Banks could fuck with Nas and Rep Queens like he did u fuvkin cornball! U a wack Mc..... Lol

    • Brooklyn stand the fuck up!

      U mean U caught Nas eating ur Wiz? U bitch nigga u wish u lived Nas life.....

  • daviddanielz

    I would like to know who you like and who you think has done more for hiphop? Im curious. Making crazy statements like that are childish and outlandish. If your remark is someone new then I know you have no idea about the hiphop culture. If you say someone older then tell me who? Run DMC took hiphop to the next level. So did KRS1. You can also say Wu Tang, Dre, Cube, Snoop, Pac, Biggie, Eminem, and Nas. All should be respected and discussed but none of them did what Jay has done. If you can't see it then you can't see it. It's the difference between someone knowing how to succeed and someone who goes through life not knowing. You say nothing to them but continue to grow...

    • ^Really?

      ^ Jay's net worth = 500 M Em's net worth = 90 M don't know how you measure success but err.......

    • Anonymous

      Jay ain't no mfking most successful, idiot !!!! Em is. Ask Jay

    • Chief Rocka

      So basically your saying that Jay-Z is the most successful rapper ever so therefore he's the god of hip hop?? LMFAO at you fuckin' CLOWNS!!

    • bkstylz

      Thank you....If I didn't know any better, I would think many of the people who dispute Jay's impact only really know him as the former pres of def jam and a businessman who can rap.

  • Anonymous

    Anon - A misunderstanding? Go back and listen to those disses. Then tell me you'd break bread with that person years later.

    • D/Nice

      My nigga thats Gangstar! 2 Greats who @ one point hated each other but both respected each other crafts although I think Nas is nicer then Jayz and Nas won the Battle, Jayz been a elite Mc since the mid 90"s.. Run Dmc opened the doors to many Mc's but Jay took it to another level..... I respect Esco for honoring Jay in that way that only show's the maturity of Nas as well as Jay cause like Peter said he's often witness Jay speak about Nas and a high regards 2 of the 4"HipHop Mount Rushmore's faces...... PAC, BIG, JAY & NAS! Peace

  • Anonymous

    gangstarr, krs one, run dmc, ll cool j (old school), rakim, masta ace, etc... i can go on till tomorrow, those are hiphop artists

    • Anonymous

      So what u saying that Nas and Jayz are not hiphop artist? Please my nigga tell me I didn't read this right?? Com'on kids there's Utube go back and check these niggas track records... What kind of drugs are these young nigga's doing????????????

  • Chief Rocka

    This is by far the best post here and needs to be reposted so here it is... Lames need to learn: "Correction, he may be the greatest rapper of all time. Rapper being one who sells they soul and dick rides for dollars making mainstream shit and dumbing down. MC belongs to hip hop and all that it is and Gay Z has no part in that." Exactly what I'm thinking. Well said, homie. Jay-Z is WAY overrated, just like NAS is WAY overrated. Most of these brainwashed fools posting here just don't get it and never will.

    • Anonymous

      daviddanielz:, Go fuck urself!!!!

    • daviddanielz

      I would like to know who you like and who you think has done more for hiphop? Im curious. Making crazy statements like that are childish and outlandish. If your remark is someone new then I know you have no idea about the hiphop culture. If you say someone older then tell me who? Run DMC took hiphop to the next level. So did KRS1. You can also say Wu Tang, Dre, Cube, Snoop, Pac, Biggie, Eminem, and Nas. All should be respected and discussed but none of them did what Jay has done. If you can't see it then you can't see it. It's the difference between someone knowing how to succeed and someone who goes through life not knowing. You say nothing to them but continue to grow.

  • Anonymous

    jay z is not hip hop. he s a rap busines man!!

    • bkstylz

      you must be young. There was a time where Hov was spending the majority of his time being a rapper...and You obviously must be too young to remember when everyone in the culture was rocking Rocawear....but nevermind all of that

  • KE

    Fuck Jay-Z and fuck you too if you disagree!

  • Anonymous

    look at the pic jay saying nas is my son and your bitch is my bitch hahaha carmennn holla at your boy i got next

  • UltimateMegadon

    I Will be real if it wasnt for reasonable doubt i could honestly say i wouldnt be doing this rap shit real talk jay is a legend whether people like it or not

  • kennieeastside71

    nas is a cool guy to give jay props with all they have been through,way to go nas.

  • amsick of modern hiphop

    that s Nas s official illuminati signing

  • mgruppe.com

    JAY-Z CAN BE HATED ALL DAY - HE DONT GIVE FUCK! HE ESTABLISHED HIS EMPIRE MARRIED BEYONCE AND IS A FATHER OF 1 BOY NOW. HE WENT BEYOND HIP-HOP. NAS CAN BE HATED ALL DAY - HE DONT GIVE A FUCK! HE KILLED HIS CAREER DIVORCED KELIS AND IS A FATHER OF A BOY AND A GIRL. HE WENT BEYOND HIP-HOP. JAY GETS TO KEEP HIS MONEY - NAS WON THE RAPBATTLE.

    • Ricky Rozay

      @2nd Anonymous Nigga how the fuck you know Nas gets that money per show. You his accountant nigga? You look at the receipts. You niggas on here stupid, unless you see the figures dont be throwin numbers out there like ya know cuz you sound like a stupid fuck. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      nas gets 100k-400k for a show ... how is his career killed? u dumb ass!

    • Anonymous

      You know your name comes off as GROUPIE, right? Anyone who's getting major press like this with an anticipated project and talked about personal life does NOT have a KILLED CAREER. WIPE THE COLD OUT THE EYE-Biggie

  • Mr Flamboyant

    As the bigger picture, and even I've said as much, what Nasir said regarding Jigga is so valid and on point. The greatest thing you can say about Sean Carter is he went from Marcy Projects to the world. He is the quintessential nigga to see how one can go further than the mind can even fathom. With that, Jigga always deserves props and can stand out there for all to see. As much as I don't care for Jigga now a days and how much he actually shits on hip hop and does it a disservice...the nigga is a beacon of light when you see him and his story placed in the right perspective.

  • Anonymous

    Dick Ridin,Dick ridin, oh, oh, oh, yea, dick ridin, dick ridin, oh, oh,oh yea, he be, dick ridin all day.

  • mbtm

    you never see jay fans shitting on nas in every jay z post.. its always the other way round. jay fans got nothing to prove because jay is already highly regarded. on the other hand i cant even enjoy a new nas song on this site without reading some nas fuckboy saying some sideways shit about jay because nas gets somewhat over looked and they dont think jay deserves all the love her gets. i think nas dickriders are just insecure about nas' place in hip hop and the fact that jay, his rival, is more esteemed and celebrated by pop culture. so they are constantly talking down on jay on every blog to make nas look better. nas already top 5 DOA, yet his groupies despise jay's success to the point where they become bigger haters of jay than they are fans of nas himself.

    • Anonymous

      Word. I've been saying this for years. I'm a big fan of both rappers, they're two of my favorites. But I swear it's damn near impossible for Nas fanboys to mention their favorite rapper w/o dissing Jay-Z in the process. If you don't like Jigga's music then fair enough, but there really is no need to start bitching EVERY time Nas comes up.

    • Anonymous

      God damn. That's EXACTLY how it works on this and every other site. Nas fans are little insecure bitches who always feel the need to prove something.

    • Anonymous

      that's what's up

  • ItsTheTruth

    Top 10 MCs dead or alive: 2pac Biggie Nas Jay-Z Eminem DMX Big Pun Big L Andre 3k Jadakiss

  • Anonymous

    REAL RECOGNIZE REAL

  • blitzlegga

    as much as i don't want to admit it, Jay-Z is the greatest "rapper" of all time. by rapper, i mean the entire package. yeah Nas is the greatest lyricist, and KRS-One is the greatest MC, and Busta might be the greatest performer, but Jay-Z as a whole is the best that ever done it. and i'm counting his business mind and his trend setting swagger in that mix...

  • bewitness

    I don't know how being mature and insightful in life is a sign of weakness. Is hip hop better off after the contributions Jay-z have made? the answer is absolutely yes, so why should you be surprise that Nas would say so? Just because Tupac dissed Jay-z, does that mean that Jay can't admit that Tupac had a profound impact on hip hop? I swear niggas need to grow up.

    • bewitness

      btw ya'll niggas treat hip hop like wrestling. Jay and Nas has settled their beef but yet their pathetic ass fans are still taking sides, the same thing goes for Biggie and Pac. Even in death fans lack maturity to give each person their respective props despite who they may have been a fan of. Its wild how Nas and Jay are no longer beefing but their fans are...just fucking corny.

  • Nancy

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  • Hudes

    New iPad. Not used to it. My bad for spelling errors. Ps. Supposed to say could possibly cause friction. But that shits minor. Imagine you on the phone with someone and they recorded it. Took 3 paragraphs out and put it online for all to read as news. That's basically what this was.

  • Hudes

    The one thing I don't understand, is why do some of the comments say nas dick riding? This interview can be easily explained. Was it a phone interview? Or did he go to Hot 97 to do it? Either way. He definitely just finished blazing some of that Indonesian Doja he be speaking on Rosenberg asked him a question, and seeing how you can't really bad talk someone (not saying that he would, but in general in an interview if someone asks you about someone else, you say positive things. It could possible friction in the future..over a stupid question) he had to say something. Sure they buddies and what not, but you can easily tell Nas was just talking, and just got caught up in his own answer Yes he asked nas to speak on legacy. Nas basically said. Jay did whst the grrats have done, and he didnt die he still here Hes proud (like watching his only son who made it. Haha jokes)

  • SuperGucciRap

    LOL, Nas officially admitted he lost to Jay-Z. They both are highly overrated illuminati puppets anyway. They fit in the worst rapper category with Eminem, Tupac and Kanye West as worst overrated rapper of all-time. Gucci Mane will murk all these niggaz along with Justin Bieber, Hopsin, Tyler The Creator and Army of the Pharaohs. 42 letters: BRICKSQUAD FUNK VOLUME OFWGKTA AOTP BIEBER FEVER! It's Gucci Time!

  • bkstylz

    How many of you are even old enough to remember when Jay was holding it down summer after summer?? How many of you remember how after the Blueprint dropped, every rapper had to get on a track with the high pitch voice sample?? What rapper has a better verse than Streets Is Watching verse 3? Some of you dudes are acting like Jay wasn't ridiculous with the flow. Man please. for every hot line from your favorite rapper, I'll give you two hotter from Jay.

    • Anonymous

      truth wasn't the original anonymous, but was relevant. Jay was doing the damn thing, NO DOUBT, but niccas is putting too much extra cheese on that slice of pizza.

    • bkstylz

      Fair enough, but you are nitpicking at my post. He was still hot year after year, album after album.

    • ItsTheTruth

      @ bkstylz Jay only dropped one album in the Summer, and that was 'Reasonable Doubt'. The rest were all from September - December. So technically he was holding down "Fall after Fall", but to say Summer is just silly for said reasons.

    • bkstylz

      I never said Jay won anything and I am a fan of both Jay and Nas. But let's put personal favorites aside. You can not deny there is only a small list of rappers who have had the kind of success Jay has....and there is nothing to dispute. Summer after Summer, Jay was dropping #1 albums with ill lyrics and the dopest beats. Yeah other records were being listened to and bought, but who was as consistent as Jay?

    • Anonymous

      bkstylz: As much as one can state Jay won and name his accomplishments, one can say Jay was never on top of their list and prefers other emcees as the favorite. The argument comes because some are demanding that Jay be on the top and if you don't feel the same you are a buffoon or a Nas stan. Why can't one like them BOTH? Some people were listening to Wu Tang, westcoast music, Scarface, Cash Money, No Limit, the list goes on. I can even dispute your comment and say when Jay was "holding it down summer to summer" other rap music was still being purchased and heard. No knocks, just a realistic perspective.

    • bkstylz

      I would say it would go to Just Blaze before Kanye, but Jay was a trendsetter and he made every track he hoped on sound better. Still, I see your point. It is possible they could have given the track to someone else and it would have blown up.

    • Anonymous

      I think the credit for the high pitch voice sample has to go to Kanye over Jay.

  • ETK

    nas/jay-z stans acting like their world done flipped upside down We can spend days on this but honestly, whoever's better comes down to opinion and taste. Jay-Z has epitomized the business, either you can find it impressive or be one of those fight-for-the-people "conscious" niggas who know he's a corporate fiend and blah blah. then you have nas who's undoubtedbly gifted but has financial issues straight up his ass. to me, in a sense they both revolutionized the genre, in their own ways. Jay-Z had the most impact, but Nas' legacy isn't gonna go down quietly no matter what.

  • LMFAO

    All you niggas talking shit on the "Don" track about how Jay Z aint shit and then Nas comes in and says 'THank God For Jay Z" I love it

    • Anonymous

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! Nas stay shitting on his fans. It's always Nas fans who bring up Jay, there's nobody talking about Nas on a Jay track.

  • 1love

    hip hop has to thank god for 2pac not jay-z.

  • Jay-Z

    WEEEEEEEEEEEEEZYYYYYY I SEE YOU READING THIS LOL

  • jfkkldjhf

    he lost my respect after the episode at the hospital when his wife was having their baby girl. and he will never get it back

    • Anonymous

      and you still clicked on this link to read the article and/or comment on this NaS article....you seem confused with yourself yo.

  • Anonymous

    Jay Z and Nas and all this other talk about Eminem and their contributions to hip hop when the only who actually made any was Nas and he sold his soul. None of them are even in the G.O.A.T. discussion. Period.

  • Rex

    Time to end this G.O.A.T. foolishness. In this constant debate about Jay-Z being the best ever I read things like "Nas will destroy Jay-Z" or "Eminem got a better flow than Jay" Those are OPINIONS. When will you fools learn that you can't win a debate with OPINIONS. Every rapper has a different style based on where they are from, the time period in which they were most successful, and their unique personality. We all can go on for days about our personal preferences but in a debate criteria like this is completely IRRELEVANT and automatically BIASED. The only way to win a debate is with cold hard FACTS. And the fact of the matter is that, when you weigh all of the tangible criteria (Sales, Critical Acclaim, Consistency, Longevity, and Impact) Jay-Z makes the strongest case for the G.O.A.T. Eminem has sold nearly twice as much as Jay-Z, and he is Jay's equal when it comes to longevity and impact. But Em lacks the consistency or critical acclaim that Jay-Z has (Im not talkin cult/fanboy classics, Im talkin CERTIFIED classics. XXL/Rolling Stone/Source approved) Eminem is VERY close though. Nas has enjoyed more critical acclaim and more overall respect in the hip-hop community through the years. And he's definitely equal to Jay with longevity and impact. But he hasn't been no where near as much of a consistent presence in hip-hop as Jay has. And he is obviously lacking in the sales department. Lil Wayne just may be the most consistent rapper of all time. He's no slouch when it comes to longevity and impact either. His glaring flaw? In his 12 year career Lil Wayne has yet to drop a truly critically acclaimed classic album (and it can be done in this climate. just look at kanye's discography). Also, contrary to popular beleif, Wayne lacks in the sales department. Sure, Tha Carter III and IV are blockbuster albums, but his OVERALL sales of 10 mil US pale in comparison to Jay-Z's 31 mil. 2pac is a touchy subject. When it comes to impact, pac takes the cake. No other rapper touched the world like 2pac did. He, like Em, has also sold more than Jay and he was very consistent in his time. Sadly, 2pac passed before his time which allowed Jay-Z to surpass him in longevity and critical acclaim. LL Cool J was the prototype for what a G.O.A.T. could be. He has enjoyed the most longevity, and he was fairly consistent, but his sales, acclaim and overall impact are no where near the likes of 2pac, Eminem, and ofcourse Jay-Z. Biggie, Rakim, Common, Snoop, the list goes on. All of these MC's are great but none of them have the total G.O.A.T. package like Jay-Z does. Jay-Z is the 3rd highest selling rapper of all time, and the richest. He's one of the most acclaimed (perhaps only rivaled by his boy Kanye). He dropped multi-platinum albums YEARLY from 96'-03', and he is still going strong today. He's been in the game since 88'. He's impacted hip-hop in countless ways from starting one of the 1st successful MC-owned record labels, to being the 1st non-athlete with a signature shoe, to surpassing the likes of Elvis with #1 albums. Jay-Z is without question the Greatest MC Of All Time. Period. You don't have to listen to him everyday (Im currently on my Kendrick wave). You don't even have to like him. But for goodness sake, RESPECT THE FACTS.

    • Anonymous

      ^ that's the dumbest thing said here. There are so-called FACTS being DISPUTED. I looked it up and what was disputed is TRUE. Credibility on this REPETITIVE POSTING is shot. Nothing but an another commenter passing their opinion off as fact. He wasn't the first with a signature shoe, wasn't the first rapper with a label that made serious money. So So Def even was around before Jay. You guys are trying to make it like Roc was and is bigger than Def Jam, when DEF JAM gave Roc it's start and is STILL under it. Stop trying to rewrite history. And I f**ks wit Jay's music. Y'all going bananas with it right now. Jay is that n***a, but he ain't the ONLY n***a. Puff, Dre, 50 money and accomplishments long too.

    • Anonymous

      This post gets copied to every thread that has to do with Jay-Z.....doesn't make it any less true.

    • daviddanielz

      REX!!! Well Said!!! Speak the truth Brother!

    • Anonymous

      why do you call everybody dumb for making a statement based on bias or opinion, and than you go on to make up some subjective criteria breakdown. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ YEP. I C SOME FACTS UP THERE THAT WERE TURNED INTO FICTION.

    • Real Talk

      HHDX should hire you as a writer, not being sarcastic either. You talk ignorance free and I like that

    • Assassin221

      Come on, give the dude some props, that was actually a pretty good analysis. And Jay-Z bores the fuck out of me most of the time, plus critical acclaim is hard to break down objectively because different publications feel differently and opinions change overtime, like with The Source reratings. But even so, that does put some shit in perspective for me. Broken down like that, I'd say 2Pac is the only other contender (and he bores me, too).

    • Anonymous

      its not all about sales bro.

    • whole faggot repliies

      These nigga actin like he got the point smh...Scarface, Dr.Dre, Run DMC, and whole Wu Tang affiliates combined cant even touch Jay's throne...i mean the throne of GOATness...its the fact, not bias or some shitty ass opinion homeboy....get yo mind right.

    • Anonymous

      you must have a lotta time on your hands to type all this shit...didn't read your blabbage, just seen how long this comment was. Get a life yo!!!

    • Anonymous

      why do you call everybody dumb for making a statement based on bias or opinion, and than you go on to make up some subjective criteria breakdown. What are you the grammy award bureau, sit down son. You were going strong when you said that you cannot argue who is the best, and than you ruined it.

    • Lames need to learn

      Correction, he may be the greatest rapper of all time. Rapper being one who sells they soul and dick rides for dollars making mainstream shit and dumbing down. MC belongs to hip hop and all that it is and Gay Z has no part in that.

    • Anonymous

      Wu-Tang changed the contractual structure of the game where group rappers could get a solo deal on another label which was impossible before they came along. Rex just say Jay-Z is your G.O.A.T. candidate and leave all of the foolishness alone.

    • Anonymous

      Run DMC had a signature shoe, could have swore Aftermath was around before Roc-A-Fella and can even throw Ruthless Records in there too. And you posted this nonsense before and it got shot down. Go away.

    • ....

      You didn't mention Scarface or Dr. Dre...they both have THREE certified classic albums apiece.

  • chrismorale

    let's all get off our computers/phones and out of our homes and make history like they have. you cannot deny the impact. #makethedashcount

  • Anonymous

    All you Nas stans who praise Nas and diss Jay-Z, here's the moment of truth. So stop with all the bullshit that Jay-Z is destroying hip hop while Nas is preserving it. They both respect each other greatly and they both make great hip hop.

  • Anonymous

    not talking about this shit '' Anonymous: u must be the last word in no 2.'' that dumb as fuck, the poster got a good one, better than takeover

  • Anonymous

    1) There is no god 2) Pay your taxes, asshole 3) Wear a rubber next time

    • Anonymous

      Correction: It's a combined number for alimony and child support. Court ordered monthly stipend does not necessarily mean absentee/neglect/regret. Are these your feelings or Nas'? You do understand you are expressing your emotion on the lost of NAS' money on HIS seed. So that means you have some knowledge of the situation and acknowledge the actual numbers reflect that Mr Jones is not broke, broke people do not accrue these type of numbers. So when was it law to think child support equals deadbeat?

    • Anonymous

      Nas must pay child support of 25,000 dollars/month. I think he will be more careful next time.

    • Anonymous

      WERE U A PLANNED PREGNANCY OR DID A DRIP GET AWAY? YOU ARE A HUMAN, A RESULT OF CONCEPTION, UP YOUR FAMILY'S STATS SO WE CAN DETERMINE IF THEY SHOULD HAVE STRAPPED UP OR NOT.

    • Anonymous

      nice one, nas goat

    • Anonymous

      u must be the last word in no 2.

    • Anonymous

      DOES #3 APPLY TO YOUR MOMMA TOO?

  • Anonymous

    Neither Jay or Nas are dope rappers. Nas is just Emotional, soft shit. Jay is all swag. The realest rapper and well rounded of all times IMO is Eminem. Even Andre 3k>>>Nas and Jay.

  • People Come On

    This pseudo intellectual hypocritical imbecile has the nerve. He talks out both sides of his mouth. jay z set himself forward, not Hip Hop. Jay Z is a part of the system and his constantly signed/supported artists who undermine Black people and set us back. (rick false, young jeezy, etc..) Nas has jumped on tracks with those who undermine Hip Hop. You fans who are high half the time, fail to be objective with Nas. He is an extremely talented MC, but that is it. He says stupid sh*t half the time, and cosigns arists who support and are part of the system which he turns around and criticizes. He says Hip Hop is dead, and then does songs with the aritsts who are killing it. Jay Z is a corporate idiot who will dumb down Black men and demean Black women just to get ahead, and then wave money in your face. You fools still purchase his music. Come On Now..

    • Anonymous

      PEOPLE COMPROMISE SELF EVERYDAY GOIN' TO A JOB THEY DON'T LIKE TO HANDLE RESPONSIBILITIES. SPARE US THIS OVERBLOWN INTEGRITY POSITION, IF U HAD A CHOICE TO B HOMELESS OR KEEP YO' APT AND WORK THE FRY STAND AT MCDS FOR $9 A HR TO SUPPLY THAT MILK FOR YO' KIDS BET U TAKIN' THAT GIG. EVERYONE HAS CHARACTER FLAWS, KEEP IT 1HUNNID WIT' YO'SELF.

    • dot

      yes I'm a fan of Nas music and could give a shit about anything else and will not compramise my integrity to defend him. With the condition of the game so badly currupt, what do you expect? I'm just waiting on some real music rather than some silly lil statements that I don't agree on or take serious, to bait in a few over obsessive fans. Do your thing Nasir!!!!

    • Anonymous

      You are making some good points here, thank you. Nas is all over the map with what he conveys in his music. And most definitely I agree about his features, he is making some questionable choices these days.

  • Anonymous

    Now maybe finally these NaS stans will stop living 11 years in the past. Both are legends..

  • TheTruth

    i stopped giving a shit about what nas & jay-z got to say ALONG time ago.

    • Anonymous

      and you still took time to click on a link clearly related to NaS...asshole.

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous knows nothing about the value of music publishing. Anonymous is also biased because 50 Cent did a set for GRODT and Jay-Z did a set with music from RD to BP3. All at SXSW. Still doing shows for your earliest and oldest music is a GREAT THING, and ANY music artist KNOWS THIS. Only the FAN doesn't.

    • Anonymous

      Don't like Nas or Jay-Z. this guy has been in idle for 20 years. Performing illmatic every other day.

  • News

    Jay is only the best (to some) because yall refuse to open your ears to anyone else. It's like you all have pledged your allegiance to him. People kill me with all the dick riding they do for that dude. I mean com'on folks...he's alright but he's not real. LOL.

  • EminemIsGay

    nas... WTF??? Gay z sucks, you are the one who ethered his bitch ass n now you're riding his dick?. This is the reason why I say listening to underground hip hop where niggaz don't suck dick n lick balls.

  • GrimGenius

    1. pac 2. rakim 3. nas 4. jay 5. scarface i really don't give a fuck who agrees or not, i'm just putting it out there.

  • 50 cent

    it's a lot of cock suckn in here. talkn bout we have to thank nas and jayz. yall are some lame weirdos. it's not even that series god shouldnt be mention with any rapper....ol non rappn ass niggas, i rather listen to your instrumentals

  • J-Yo

    First off, yeah we can respect Jay-Z, but to thank God for him? You think God supports his music? your a Dumb ass if you think he does.

  • yocuz

    props to nas recognizing a true legend. Jay-z is the best emcee ever. PERIOD! name another rapper that has lasted as long as him and still selling records... everybody looks at jay and says he sold out because he doesnt talk about the same stuff he did back in the reasonable doubt era or even the blueprint era. hes passed that, hes 40 years old and surrounded by money, yet he still recognizes that his words have an impact, you think watch the throne was all about money? did you even listen to murder to excellence? did you even listen to new day? anyways, props to nas, hes also a legend and still going strong

  • mcmastermind

    Nas we have GOD to thank for YOU. Yeah Early Jay too, but the difference is I still feel your lyrics and songs. Jay went off and created some fucking lame ass albums, ain't been good since the Black.

  • Anonymous

    This from the guy who made Ether. I'll never understand why grown ass men talk shit, then years later act like they're best friends. Jay Z has made the music industry alot of money (himself included). From that standpoint, he's been good for music, but it's just that... music. It's not changing the world. Curing cancer. I think some get to wrapped up in his image, assuming he's this great guy when in fact he's just another power player who worships money.

    • Anonymous

      Are you that young where you have never had a misunderstanding or a fight with someone and later patched things up? That what mature people so. Immature people hold grudges.

  • So Icy Boi!

    America iz now a tragedy. nigga think Jay-z & Nas are legend? lmao. Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane & Rick Ross are the best rappers in tha game period. swag

  • Carlo

    lets make it plain and simple it's very obvious that jay z ]as a character] can be disliked in many ways, i'm not a fan of him either but he's extremely good at rapping, always been. nas is right when he says he set a whole lot of trends all alone

  • Satchel

    Hip-Hop should thank God for Jay-Z? I don't get it. Jay-Z is one of the people who's responsible for the complete commercialization of this musical genre. He doesn't seem like a bad guy, and in a certain sense it's cool that he got so much cash since he showed that it's possible, but let's not heap praise on the guy for his contributions to Hip-Hop because he hasn't done much on that score. Props to him for his charitable donations, but he hasn't done anything positive for the culture of hip-hop and most of Nas' contemporaries would agree with me. Cheers to all the heads!

    • Satchel

      Nah, that's not what I'm doing. I'm dissing his promotion of money and claiming that his whole style was to glorify money cars and hoes in hip-hop. It wasn't always about that. Even Biggie had more dimensions to his style than that. Jay-Z doesn't. And all 3H's who have watched the genre evolve recognize that Jigga simplified it and contributed to it being just about status. Wack.

    • ETK

      he's not really the one to "blame", he's just the epitome of rapper-related success. you can blame him for that, but all you're doing really is touting his hard work and the effort he took to make it to where he is.

    • Satchel

      @dip: Simply put, YES I CAN!!! I can't be surprised about it, but I can blame him for the commercialization of hip-hop. By commercialization, I mean the fact that he is responsible for placing the focal point of his music on money and the rich lifestyle. Other rappers had done some of that, but they almost always had a different central message. C'mon, dun, you know I'm right. And, by the way, what was wrong a 1000 years ago is STILL wrong today and when people act wrongly, I SHOULD blame them. Lates.

    • dip

      You Can't Blame Jay For Something That Been Around For Close To A Century. That's The Main Thing People Don't Understand About "Commercialization" The Artist Doesn't Really Have Anything To Do With How Their Music Is Perceived

  • Anonymous

    You can tell a Jay Z fan just about anything, they'll hop right on the bandwagon and soak it up. Intelligent hip hop fans know a true parasite who's music now sucks, leaches off the culture and mainstream America. Hardly gives back in comparison through his music or anywhere else.

  • samiam999

    I respect what Jay-Z has accomplished, but his obsession with talking about how rich he is on wax is annoying. He name drops damn near every luxury brand name out there to a fanbase that mostly can't afford the crap he's talking about. Given where he came from and all the struggles he had to face to get to where he's at, he should have more to talk about...much more.

    • samiam999

      Excitement is one thing, but constantly throwing it in your fans' faces (when so many can barely make ends meet) is just ridiculous. It's like Nas said, "How could I tease them with Benz's and feel no remorse?"

    • Anonymous

      If you came up from those struggles, wouldn't you be a little bit excited about all the new shit you can afford?

    • TCM

      every rapper ain't name dropping Hublot or "peeing in museums."

    • Anonymous

      Sounds like every rappper to me

  • daviddanielz

    I knew the Jay-Z hate would come out. It's sad you young kids don't understand what he has done. If you were around when hiphop was lyrical and it was important to speak from the heart and be real. You would think differently about him or if not him at least look at the state of hiphop now and not like or respect 90 percent of whats going on.

  • jason

    one of the few to come from the gutter and rise in soo many avenues. next step is to inform and teach others how to become sucessful despite what the govt wants even if it means dying a martyr to pay it forward.

  • Jay Z

    Nigga you love my shit. lol

  • question for nas

    how jay's dick taste nigga?

  • Jacc

    Damn I spent 10 years thinkin they still had beef lol

  • YOU NIGGAS REALLY NEED TO SHUT THE FUCK UP AND OPEN YOUR EYES

    You clowns are still stuck on the battle. Get over it. It was beneficial for both sides. Show respect when it's due, I'd like to see Drake and Rick Ross last 20 years. At this rate they'll be extinct like Ja Rule...

  • REEL TALK

    A story on Nas always brings Jay fans in, vice verse. My question is why do people hate JayZ? I respect you if you just don't like his music. But some people call him a sellout? why is it that so many blacks will only celebrate you as long as you dont get too much success? I'll tell you. because those of us who think that way are the REAL enemy. you allow someone to program the idea in your head that blacks can't be but so successful before they are considered a sell-out. it's like a tax bracket. you good until you pass a certain success level. then you are a sell-out. Yall don't even realize that this is a slave mentality. I've never seen a white person call Eminem a sellout lol

  • Ice Cold

    I just view the comments to see what ignorant thing So Icy Boi is going to say. Swag

  • Ricky Rozay

    @original poster Nigga shut the fuck up. Feminem vastly overrated that nigga released 2 classic albums but his shit aint nowhere close to Hov and Nas. I see the shady dickriders already out there suckin up his jizz. face it the white boy sucks and has gone pop now. Fuck Feminem. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    EM>>>>Jay n Nas Combined !!!

    • Reas

      This Is A Nas and Jay Post Stop Bringin' Up Em...

    • Anonymous

      Did i hear someone say Jay-z has more Graamys than Em ? Do some fucking research. Better Lyricist ? Nigga What ??? Please, shout your stinking mouth. MMLP, SSLP, TES>>>>>Jay-z Catalog Eminem is ranked higher than Jay-z in virtually all magazine GOAT lists. #Chuuuch!!!

    • UMM..WHAT?

      jay's whole discography shits on EM's plus he has more no. 1 albums. and better reviewed albums, and more grammys, and hes a better lyricist, and he has more money. eminen has sold more albums but thats it , Em is great too, especially for shock value, but he'll never be as good as Shawn carter

    • Anonymous

      I don't even think much of Jay and eminem IMO is better than Jay but he isn't as good as nas. Nas tells stories better, is more creative and has a much better subject matter. Eminem to me just doesn't hit as hard with his messages especially when iv been listening to canibus and he hits harder, even chino xl hits harder than an old eminem. Eminem is a great well rounded rapper though, jack of all trades but master of none.

    • CJ

      Not really. As ill as he is, not enough classics and he does get corny and repetitive. Still in the top 5 tho.

  • bigfoot89

    Nas speaks for all real generals that understand the demeanour of a boss mentality, showing respect when it's due...

  • Shady83

    sure he had beef wif jay, he said hiphop is dead and i know he respects jay as an MC but he's sorta taking the piss abit here!

  • So Icy Boi!

    Jay-Z tried to kill hip hop but Lil Wayne was stronger. Lil Wayne iz tha savior of hip hop. he saved hip hop wit Tha Carter III & IV sales. 1 milli people cant go wrong. Lil Wayne it tha best rapper alive bcuz he's tha best sellin rapper of all time. swag

    • Reas

      You Realize Outkast Is The Only Rap Act Ever To Do Diamond (Over 10 Mil) Right? The only reason why Wayne sold so much off of The Carter III is because of the 2 year build up and that carried over to IV.

    • So Icy Boi

      I wuz wrong. Eminem haz 2 diamond platz unda his belt. Em iz da truth, and Weezy ain't shit swag

    • TY

      RECORDS SALES DONT MAKE YOU HIP HOP IDIOT PS LIL WAYNE EAT GOOD OFF WHAT JAY-Z WAS ABLE TO CONQUER AND THE SHIT HE STILL DOES DO SOME RESEARCH FUCK BOI

  • great Hova

    Damn niggas on here hating on Nas for tellin the truth. Jay fuckin good for hip hop. HOw many niggas in this game have the longevity, work, skills and proof that Jay got. None. Jay not only came from the streets, hes dropped 3 to 4 certfied classics, introduced us to acts (Rihanna, Ye, Siegel, Cole and countless others would be nothing without Jay) and he rich as fuck. Niggas can hate on Jay all you want but yall hatin ass niggas would trade places wit him in a sec. Who else in hip hop has had a big influence as Jay. Yall niggas cant name any of them.

  • Milehighkid303

    Love Jay-Z's old music and Nas is my FAVORITE MC ever. With that said, I didn't like this shit. As the years have gone Nas has lost that, well, that essence about him. Duke used to GIVE it to folks that were faking, I'm mean, this the same guy that LITERALLY took Jay apart bar after bar in Ether, n now he riding? Granite it was over 11 years ago, but what Im getting at is Nas seems to take a back seat to all this. So what Nas Jay has sold millions had a clothing line success etc. BUT has he created a blueprint for NYC rappers as far as a lyrical standard!? NO, di he possibly write one of the greatest albums ever at 19!? DOUBT IT! Cats like Nas brought the reality of the struggle to a whiteboy like me n the burbs and allowed me to TRULY appreciate Hip Hop as BOTH an art form and a tool for my brothers as a voice! Like I said, LOVE Jay n respect Nas to the fullest, but homie need to pump his breaks a bit, shit, if we talking about success and a "splash" you made, lol, 50 Cent did what it took ALLL of them (Biggie, PAC, Jay, Em) to do in 10 years, 50 did in three years, THAT'S a tsunami......lol. Oh, n Nas the GOAT.

    • Jason Bourne

      shut da fuck up.....hater....nas is praising the dude, just let it be...then you got the fucking nerve to put em before jay....go cut your ribs out and suck your dick

  • DrDreBeats

    Pac > both these dudes

  • TROLLING

    WOW REALLY? KELIS MUST OF CHARGED NAS HUGE AMOUNTS FOR THAT MILKSHAKE AND JAY HAD TO STEP IN AND PAY THAT BITCH FOR HIM... JAY AINT MADE HIP HOP TRACKS SINCE BLUEPRINT

  • Anonymous

    He said this about a week ago.

  • king

    Nas needs to sit his weak ass down. "thank God 4 jay z??", is that nigga serious?? Im not saying jayz hasnt accomplished a lot, but i thank God for my kids health, 4 a roof over my head, 4 a job, 4 my parents...not jayz, sorry!! Nas sounded like a dick rider rite here. Lets see if jigga helps him out wit that 6 Milli in back taxes

  • Watch The Throne

    HOW IN THE FUCK IS JAY Z A SELLOUT? HE MADE IT OUT OF BROWNSVILLE,BROOKLYN, HE ACHIEVE SUCCESS MOST DUDES FROM THE HOOD WILL EVER SEE,AND NOT TO MENTION, HE MARRIED A SISTA WHO HAPPENS TO BE ONE OF THE MOST POP IDOLS OF THIS GENERATION. I DON'T AGREE WITH THE THINGS HE SAY IN HIS MUSIC,BUT I THINK PEOPLE TAKE HIM TO SERIOUS, SO JAY FEEDS OF STUFF LIKE THAT. HE JUST PLAYING MIND GAMES EVERYONE AND GETTING PAID AT THE SAME TIME. JAY PLAYING CHESS WITH THESE VULTURES IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY AND POLITICS. THAT'S REAL PIMP SHIT!!!!

  • What

    Nas right check what Jay-Z have done, from one million too 3 million to 4 and now more, most rapper are still broke and do not own anything, other than still trying to drope bars to get paid

  • gossip whores

    FACT-none of you can fuck with jay-z or nas on the mic. FACT-You sound like a bbunch of old bitches talking about bullshit FACT-NONE OF YOU WILL KNOW JAY-Z OR NAS ENOUGH FOR YOU TO COMMENT ON THEM WITH SOME REAL INSIGHT

  • stop hatin

    ya'll young, ignorant, and uninformed dudes need to stop being so damn homophobic. personally (especially now) i think nas is better than jay. but look at the facts: jay has several classics: reasonable doubt the blueprint, the black album, and others arguably. 2 five mic albums, which shows the critical side. countless club hits, beautiful women and a great business mind. in essence, he has peeped game every step of the way. his personal relationships are another discussion for another day. but yes jay z is a hiphop icon. without him, we dont know kanye, just blaze, j cole, beanie sigel, and many others. he showed other artists and people in general how to transition SUCCESSFULLY from the streets to the game and still be alive to talk about it. U cant dick ride if u spittin facts: get over yourselves and show respect

  • Anonymous

    I will admit, I'm a tastemaker...whatever that means. I don't even know.

  • Dude

    Jay is a Nas stan. 1. Jay-Z begged Nas and AZ to be on "Bring It On" song off the Reasonable Doubt album. But Nas turned it down. 2. Jay-Z begged Nas to be on Dead Presidents so Nas turned him down so he sampled him. 3. Jay-Z sampled Nas voice AGAIN on Crack Game/Rap Game or whatever the fuck. 4. Jay-Z used to rap like the fu-schnickens but tried to switch his shit up when he heard Illmatic 5. The fact that Jay even knew Nas' child's mother is stalker-ish 6. Jay-Z said "Who's the best MC, Jay-Z, Biggie and NAS" before the beef 7. Jay-Z admitted to listening to ALL of Nas albums in Takeover 8. Jay-Z randomly showed up at the recording of "Black Republican" and put himself on that track (No, it wasn't a planned collab) 9. Jay-Z had AZ in the video for Dead Presidents 10. Jay-Z started working with people like Frank Ocean and Jay Electronica after NAS shouted them out and worked with them first 11. Jay-Z tried to get Nas on the Empire State song AND REMIX but Nas refused both 12. Jay-Z invited Nas to perform at the Carnegie Hall show recently I could go on forever...Because Jay has been on Nas' dick forever. This is why Nas called him a "STAN". For years this dude has been seeking out attention from Nas but Nas ignored him so he started sampling him and stalking him, trying to fuck with AZ and his child's mother...Like a weirdo...Then he throws a little stalker fit because Nas has been shunning him, getting angry just like STAN from the song. Nas is mature now, he's grown, I think at some point he just said "Okay, this dude loves me, he's a fan, I might as well be his friend" lol It was never a real "beef" to win or lose. Jay-Z just wanted Nas to acknowledge him all along.

    • Anonymous

      You're a Jay stan.

    • Anonymous

      Nah dude your the Nas stan....how the fuck do you kno all that shit...i bet if nas asked you to carry his balls everywhere he went you would

    • Jason Bourne

      booooooooo.......Jay-z signed nas to def jam....he lost bitch

    • CrackPipe

      This dude is spewing nonsense. Nas's baby mother is a known hip-hop groupie, she gave that pussy to Jay to get back at Nas, she says so in her autobiography. And most of the other shit you posted is either not true or greatly exaggerated. Did Jay-Z fuck your baby mom's too cuz you seem reeeeal sour, boy!

  • WEST 4TH

    GROWN MAN SHIT....

  • mased

    Well said Nas....im sure all these fuck boys on here wont understand..but well said...

  • Anonymous

    fuck jay-z. biggest sell out ever in rap. put on rihanna and rick ross when he was head of def jam. did nothing as a boss but push wack shit and shit on the roster he came up with. nas sold his soul to jay-z after trashing him in a battle. he signed a deal with jay then jay bounced and let him rot on what was left of def jam. now nas is broke. a legendary rapper that owes the govt 6 mil, paying his slut ex wife, getting shelved by def jam. music business is crazy. niggas are crazy. least nas can still spit and touch the people with his words. jay-z is rapping about maybachs and basquiat and broke niggas act like it's the shit, jay-z is disconnected from reality and so are jay-z's die hard fans. it's real sad to see nas kissing jay-z ass now, probably hoping for another hand out and financial help. nas destroyed jigga and rocked him so bad jay cried on live radio. sad to see how it all played out it in the end.

    • duh

      Im trying to figure out how Jay sold out. He is more hip hop then all of the current dudes like Drake (raps over ambient fruity loops beats), Wayne (wants to be a whiteboy so bad), Nicki (pop tart). Ross is a liar but he's a dope artist. Cole signed to Jay and he real hip hop. I mean jay-z's accomplishments should be celebrated. why is it that blacks will only celebrate you as long as you dont get too much success? I'll tell you. because those of us who think that way are the REAL enemy. you allow someone to program the idea in your head that blacks can't be but so successful before they are considered a sell-out. it's like a tax bracket. you good until you pass a certain bracket. then you are a sell-out.

    • CrackPipe

      Yeah cuz it's Hov's fault that Nas didn't pay his taxes right? LMAO go read a book or something, kiddo.

  • ???

    upon listening, THIS DUDE DIDNT EVEN ANSWER THE QUESTION! Great rapper though. One of the most ignorant interviewees.

  • SniperGuy

    Nas never lost the rap battle, shit, mosts cats still bring up ether. Ether was the epitome of a rap battle song done right, before all these lame beefs. Shit, it saddens me to see nas havin to stoop to this level. Any old rap cat that sucks up like that just makes me lose respect for them. Fuck jay, he didnt do shit but ruin hip hop and make it selfish. Fuck it, I'm an atheist anyway. So fuck you god for jay!

  • Swag

    Gay-Z is wack, but Nas is even wacker. Two garbage ass rappers. Wayne is the GOAT. Point black period.

    • Anonymous

      saying that wayne is the goat is just embarrassing. thats like saying Al Sharpton is the greatest black hero.

    • CrackPipe

      I would probably call Wayne the G.O.A.T. too if I was 14 like this little nigga....go listen to some hip-hop before you make retarded comments, son.

    • lustyu

      did this lil dumb nigga say wayne is the goat???lmao..this nigga got nikki writing rhymes for him, listen lil stupid nigga , dont ever mention a nigga is the goat when he uses ghost writers,bubble gum rapping azz clowns

  • ???

    This proves exactly what I said before. This dude be talking bout some BS. If Lil Wayne said this same thing, niggas would say that he was high. I bet Nas is the worse freestyler but the best writer. Dude is definitely not that bright, fam. Dude asked him about Jay as an MC. He starts talking about Marcus Garvey and gods and earths o

  • ummmmmm

    sound off vb (intr, adverb) 1. to proclaim loudly, as in venting one's opinions, grievances, etc. 2. to speak angrily REALLY, DX?

  • hova

    damn.. really. nas lost it. first he gets wacked by jay talking about his baby mama, the worst insult a man could endure. jay said he left condoms in his baby seat, after screwing his baby mama. then nas surrenders in that supposed 'truce' and goes to work under jay. and now he's giving in once again dickriding jay. it's just sad... it's clear. jay won. you don't ever see jay walking around talking about nas, praising how amazing nas is. jay don't even see nas, cos it's not even a competition for him anymore. really, how can you say all these praise to a man who told everyone how he screwed your baby mama. a real man could never do that. nas, you lost, homie.

    • Anonymous

      Well put sir. They both have mad respect for one another.

    • Dude

      You say Jay-Z never talks about Nas? BULL. Like Nas said, he's been on his dick. Need examples? 1. Jay-Z begged Nas and AZ to be on "Bring It On" song off the Reasonable Doubt album. But Nas turned it down. 2. Jay-Z begged Nas to be on Dead Presidents so Nas turned him down so he sampled him. 3. Jay-Z sampled Nas voice AGAIN on Crack Game/Rap Game or whatever the fuck. 4. Jay-Z used to rap like the fu-schnickens but tried to switch his shit up when he heard Illmatic 5. The fact that Jay even knew Nas' child's mother is stalker-ish 6. Jay-Z said "Who's the best MC, Jay-Z, Biggie and NAS" before the beef 7. Jay-Z admitted to listening to ALL of Nas albums in Takeover 7. Jay-Z randomly showed up at the recording of "Black Republican" and put himself on that track (No, it wasn't a planned collab) 8. Jay-Z had AZ in the video for Dead Presidents 9. Jay-Z started working with people like Frank Ocean and Jay Electronica after NAS shouted them out and worked with them first 10. Jay-Z tried to get Nas on the Empire State song AND REMIX but Nas refused both 11. Jay-Z invited Nas to perform at the Carnegie Hall show recently I could go on forever...Because Jay has been on Nas' dick forever. This is why Nas called him a "STAN". For years this dude has been seeking out attention from Nas but Nas ignored him so he started sampling him and stalking him, trying to fuck with AZ and his child's mother...Like a weirdo...Then he throws a little stalker fit because Nas has been shunning him, getting angry just like STAN from the song. Nas is mature now, he's grown, I think at some point he just said "Okay, this dude loves me, he's a fan, I might as well be his friend" lol It was never a real "beef" to win or lose. Jay-Z just wanted Nas to acknowledge him all along.

  • Anonymous

    this new dude remind me of nas !!!! i hope im not buggin !! hip hop need it !! http://youtu.be/1dTo6IhJEeo

  • Anonymous

    the new best new artist http://youtu.be/r43A7aAg4si

  • Zir

    It's amazing how even when Nas and Jay-Z are friends and cool...And Nas says good stuff about him, Jay-Z dick riders still talk shit. smh Get a life you children...They're over it, why can't you get over it?

    • hrtt

      well both have dickriders... but to keep it 100 you never see jay fans shitting on nas in every jay z post.. its always the other way round. jay fans got nothing to prove because jay is already highly regarded. opn the other hand i cant even enjoy a new nas song on this site without reading some nas fuckboy saying some sideways shit about jay because nas gets somewhat over looked and they dont think jay deserves all the love her gets. i think nas dickriders are just insecure about nas' place in hip hop and the fact that jay, his rival, is more esteemed and celebrated by pop culture. so they are constantly talking down on jay on every blog to make nas look better. nas already top 5 DOA, yet his groupies despise jay's success to the point where they become bigger haters of jay than they are fans of nas himself. but personlly i think all dickriders need to just stop listening to their music personally.

  • BATTLE HAWK

    THANK JAYZ FOR WHAT..BULLSHIT HE RICH LOOK AT YOU SUCKERS ... HE DONT GIVE A RATS ASS ABOUT YOU IN THE STREET ..THEY TELLING YOU IN THEY SONGS YOU AINT SHIT CUZ YOU AINT GOT NO MONEY .. FUCK ALL THESE SELLOUT YA MAMA NEGROES ... NAS IS IN THE HOLE 6 MILL PAY UR CHILD SUPPORT NEGROW..

    • response to notquite

      "[Nas'] groupies despise jay's success to the point where they become bigger haters of jay than they are fans of nas himself." MMMMM so true!

    • notquite

      both have dickriders... but to keep it 100 you never see jay fans shitting on nas in every jay z post.. its always the other way round. jay fans got nothing to prove because jay is already highly regarded. opn the other hand i cant even enjoy a new nas song on this site without reading some nas fuckboy saying some sideways shit about jay because nas gets somewhat over looked and they dont think jay deserves all the love her gets. i think nas dickriders are just insecure about nas' place in hip hop and the fact that jay, his rival, is more esteemed and celebrated by pop culture. so they are constantly talking down on jay on every blog to make nas look better. nas already top 5 DOA, yet his groupies despise jay's success to the point where they become bigger haters of jay than they are fans of nas himself. but personlly i think all dickriders need to just stop listening to their music personally.

  • moresickaMC

    Nas just keepin it one hunnid. Jay-Z is a legend, period. and im not even a big fan of Jigga

  • NOSIR

    That's right I completely agree with NAS ya'll better thank JAY for all the things he has done for Hip Hop we need nigga's like JAY-Z in the game shit JAY-Z like the richest rapper alive right now, I mean next to Pac, Biggie, and Dr. Dre Jay has paved the way for these other newer emcee's out today to be something and do what they do JAY-Z is a role model and mentor to many young and upcoming rappers man JIGGA u have come along way YEAH THROW YOUR DIAMONDS UP BABY!! hey if ya'll disagree's with this just face it King JAY-Z is the face of Hip Hop as well as J.COLE, KANYE WEST, and all of the ROC NATION TEAM we stay running the music industry cause we are what real Hip Hop is and should be FUCK YOUNG MONEY those wack asses better be thanking JIGGA for setting the stage to allow them all to be where they are today in the game without KING JIGGA it couldn't have been done 28 LETTERS FOR U ROC NATION DREAMVILLE GOOD MUSIC

  • MassaDonKing

    Just on the fact that Jay~Z should people too put business first that alone is why he made the statement (He is one of the only ones out of the whole community that we grew up in, from the Run DMC days, whos taken this shit seriously, taken this shit very seriously musically and businesses wise. Thats powerful. So you've gotta respect him.). Folks can boo hoo about this and that but it was "crack, payola radio, and studio gangsta culture that killed hip-hop along with the subversiveness corporate hand that kept powerful messages off the radar! Its really saying too people stuck in a high-school crush for hip hop too grow up and get cha business up! ~MassaDonKing

  • Anonymous

    STFU Nas and handle your money vibes. You don't got the time to be doing interviews.

  • The G.O.D.

    PEACE See that's the problem with y'all cats, you all missed the point. Look at all these folks who had chances and opportunities and did not capitalized on them . Check how many broke former Star-athlete (e.g A. Walker, K. Henderson etc..) rappers (e.g. Young Buck, B. Siegel)out there. Stop trying to confuse music with real life. PEACE

  • Anonymous

    i smell a jay feature on his album and damn the nas groupies gonna be so fucking confused and hurt when they read this. yall stay taking l's. dickers never prospereth

  • Anonymous

    So do we have Jay-Z to thank for the current state of Hip-Hop? I don't really know about thanking God for Jay-Z but I do thank God for Ol' Dirty Bastard & the Wu-Tang Clan for Hip-Hop.

  • cl

    Nas always been something of a hypocrite... Still tho, pick your favourite 40 nas songs and they probably beat 99,9% of all other rappers fav 40 songs.

  • Smash n Dash

    Niggas is Tastemakers.. lol

  • Anonymous

    does he think by ass licking jay that his gonna help him out with all his money problems nas really has lost and to think i grew up on this nigga

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