Nas "Behind The Music" Full Episode Released

UPDATE: Nas' episode of VH1's "Behind the Music" takes it back to his roots.

A 10-minute preview for Nas' episode of VH1's "Behind the Music" has been released ahead of its air date, this Thursday.

In the clip, Nas speaks about growing up in Queensbridge, while his younger brother Jungle serves as a talking head on the program. Esco recalls the difficulty of his parents splitting up, and his cousin Denise Tunnell explains why they parted ways.

He also looks at the importance of respecting your roots and how that inspires his craft. "You can never forget where you come from, no matter how far you go. In the neighborhood where I'm from, people are killed for nothing. You can't just ignore it. That's the beauty of rap music, because we're going to give you the side that no one wants to talk about. We tell you the truth. America, this is your country, this is what's going on."

Watch the preview below.

[April 16]

UPDATE: The full episode of Nas' "Behind the Music" special has been released. Watch the show below (via Yardie).

RELATED: Nas Explains How He Remains Relevant

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306 Comments

  • QueensBridge

    7-12-12 it's on ! Rex I thought it was being shelved? U fuckin Camel fag nigga.... Watch how ur idol Jayz is goin to want to get on Daughters...

  • Anonymous

    Nasty Nas tru king go ahead u swing!

  • Anonymous

    The Don' The King' The Rap God'

  • Anonymous

    Instead of all those corny rappers u just named listen Nasir Olu Dara Jones the best to ever do it!

  • Anonymous

    Here's advice for u Rex let go of Ether that shit happen 11yrs ago...

  • Anonymous

    Nas the illest Mc ever! NYC original gun clappers

  • Anonymous

    Rex u need some Sex or did Nas snatch up ur girl?

  • Anonymous

    Illuminati product??? Jayz is illuminati so again Rex shut the fuck up!!! Like Qtip and Common said Nas is ur favorite rapper favorite rapper! Nas the god....

  • Rex

    Here's an advice to listen to real music not crap like Adele or any illuminati product. Instead of Lil Wayne, Listen to Tupac Instead of Drake, Listen to LL Cool J Instead of Nicki Minaj, Listen to Lauryn Hill Instead of Tyga, Listen to Kendrick Lamar Instead of Kanye West, Listen to Black Thought Instead of Nas, Listen to Jay Z Instead of Wiz Khalifa, Listen to Curren$y Instead of Eminem, Listen to Hopsin Instead of Tyler The Creator, Listen to Tech N9ne Instead of B.o.B, Listen to Andre 3000 Instead of Lupe Fiasco, Listen to Canibus Instead of Rick Ross, Listen to Notorious B.I.G Instead of Mac Miller, Listen to Jedi Mind Tricks Instead of Wale, Listen to Blu Instead of Big Sean, Listen to Fashawn Instead of Kid Cudi, Listen to Nate Dogg Instead of 50 Cent, Listen to Immortal Technique Instead of Machine Gun Kelly, Listen to Celph Titled Instead of T.I., Listen to Big K.R.I.T. Also, don't listen to Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame, Soulja Boy, Nelly, French Montana, Diddy, Childish Gambino, A$AP Rocky or Flo Rida. Listen to the WU-TANG CLAN (Ghostface Killah, Raekwon the Chef, RZA, GZA, Method Man, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck, U-God, and the late Ol Dirty Bastard).

    • Anonymous

      Rex You Dumb ignorant mother fucker how did u just say listen to jay-Z instead of the GOAT Nas. Why so he can teach me about bling.Plus i don't see the likes of rakim, krs1. your list is stupid.

    • Anonymous

      Nas will Ether everybody ^^^^^^^ on ur list homie!

  • Anonymous

    I wonder who Rex really is? I mean is this nigga Bleek, TyTy, or Jayz himself? Swear Rex be in every Nas post copy paste the same ol comments atleast 242+ comments in every Nas post. Who ever this Rex character is i feel for u cause u would never be able to change people's perspective on how they feel about Nasir Olu Dara Jones the best lyrical rapper of all time! Just sayin Rex or whoever the duck u are. Nas killed the Roc!

  • Anonymous

    Sir Nas the Goat!

  • Anonymous

    Fuck Austin Powers he got nada on Esco

  • Anonymous

    Lmaoooo. Dude^^^^^^^ said Austin Powers ( Oh Behave"). Lol

  • Anonymous

    Nas---------------Jayz, iceberg slim, Austin Powers, Hovito, Hova, Jigga! U get the point!

  • Anonymous

    Rex u still haven answered on why Pun broke a bottle on Jay head?

  • Rex

    JAY Z IS DA GOAT LOOK AT HIS TRACK RECORD... WHO HAS IMPROVED WITH TIME? WHO ALWAYS TAKE A BIG FAT DUMP ON EVERY SINGLE TRACK HE IS ON? WHO HAS NEVER BEEN OUTDONE ON A TRACK?

    • Anonymous

      Nope Nas is the goat! Top 3. Nas. Tupac, Biggie. Fuck Jayzzzzzzzz. Tupac

    • Anonymous

      Nas killed black Republicans while Jayz was rhyming about his watches" again Nas the militant spazzzed out on the young rappers of today. Spitting they can't fuck with He or Jay.. Rex stop reaching...

    • ????

      NEVER been outdone on a track? "Renegade" featuring Eminem? "Black Republican" Nas featuring Jay-Z?

  • Anonymous

    Nas greatest Rapper alive and that's official! Camel warriors go suck on Jay's Lips!

    • Anonymous

      NAS is a lot better then Jayz! Puff got more money then Jayz does that mean Puff is Betta? Not

    • Rex

      Jay Z- Net worth over 500 milli Nas- Net worth in debt -6 milli with the IRS Don't get it twisted nothing Nas has done, affected Jay Z, you can ask Nas Himself that. If anything thats the only thing that keeps Nas relevant, "Ether & illmatic" LMFAO you cant count up how many Jay Classics he has

  • Anonymous

    Let's talk abt why Pun broke a bottle on Jayz Head! Camal warriors where u Fags @?????

    • Anonymous

      Fuck Austin Powers! Former member of the Fushinken's now member of Coldplay! Lol. Nas the real goat

    • Rex

      Nas is officially up there for most overrated of all time, NOTHING about what's he's doing is special in any kind of way, whether artistically nor rapwise. GTFOH with this dude even being in the consideration for the GOAT title for a 9 track album where the best producers of that time played a bigger part than him, nobody with so much inconsistency will never be the greatest of anything. If you think he rhymes good, I can only tell listen to some underground rappers. JAY Z IS DA KING

  • Nas Is Like

    Man... I am not afraid to say this: I LOVE NAS!!!

  • Anonymous

    Jay: 'Your lil' homie Jungle is a garden to me' And these fake ass thungs did NOTHING. Nas gotta be the phoniest rapper of all time.

  • Anonymous

    The LIES in this video is straight up ridiculous, another nigga than Nas would be destroyed by now for these comments.

  • Anonymous

    Em>>>>>This Pussy !!!

  • @Klas647

    After watching this I came away with three things: #1. Nas is the G.O.A.T. #2. If his beat selection isn't stellar LIG might flop (units wise) #3. I Hate Kelis even more now! Nas is an inspiration! Follow me @Klas647

    • Anonymous

      Nas is goat u dumb moron!!! Fuck Austin Powers and that Craker from 8 mile....

    • Anonymous

      Go fuck urself. Nas ain't no GOAT !!! Ur GOAT option is YOUR opinion....You shouldn't shove ur opinions or beliefs down another mans throat !!!

  • Nick

    Nas is bogus..he did one of those behind the music before where he said his mom would give him money to pay for his studio time and now he was selling drug..as the G.O.A.T said " nigga you aint did it..you witnessed it from your folks pa"

    • Anonymous

      Nas---------- The Whole hiphop industry !

    • Anonymous

      Fuvkin Cornballs! Nas is the goat u fags..

    • Anonymous

      Shut the fuck up u cornball! My nigga Nas doesn't speak like Austin Powers! Nas is ur fav rapper fav rapper!

    • Anonymous

      this nigga nas is such a fucking clown. Nasty Nas all ya life you praised me Your daughter might be Jay Z's Illmatic was real cause you was tryin' to portray me Matter of fact, time for Sony to pay me For "Life's a bitch, God forbid the bitch divorce me" "Street Dreems", and every other rhyme you got off me I shoulda kept the rhymes for me Fuck it now the whole world know Who coward ass Nas tryin to be You was broke, Killa was buyin' ya weed Ya Lex got repossessed, I had mines on the street You shoulda kept it real wit Nature Steve Stoute taught you how to deal wit paper Kings lose crowns, and kingdoms fall When ya queen moves foul, obviously she's Jay Z's boo now, what should he do now? Check it, I had One Love for niggas, those daysExplain are over Halftime expired, the game is over It ain't hard to tell, you pay niggas, not to rob you Life's A Bitch and so are you I Am, a nightmare to Street Dreams My New York State Of Mind will outshine ya weak team Take a trip down Memory Lane Niggas had ya ride in flames You didn't represent nigga you cried in pain If the world is yours nigga why you hide ya chain? If ya girls is yours, I won't even go there My niggas, respected, yours is labeled cowards If rap is a gun, I Gave You Power You better watch them niggas, thats close to you Or I'mma pop them niggas If you could see the future, whats the outcome nigga It Was Written, you think you a thug You rule the world, I'mma take it in blood You a Suspect Nigga wit a live niggas rap I'm sendin' you the Message, ya rhymes are wack One time for the mind, I'mma make you bow And I'll prove who's the illest, so Hate Me Now

  • be0

    who cares who's better? It's all opinion anyways. It's like arguing BIG or Pac? We can jus all agree Jay & Nas are top5 dead or alive

  • PHX

    Nas is probably the greatest lyrical rapper ever but his production is shit. that is why Jay-Z is better overall but lyricly its easily Nas

    • Anonymous

      Jay's wordplay on tracks like Pray, No Hook or Fallin' >>>>> far beyond the abilities of Gnozeer.

    • Anonymous

      Jayz". Oh behave" get that Austin Powers shit out Of here... This Nigga wish he was lyrically like Esco...

    • PHX

      Faggot ass nas groupie get nas' dick out your mouth you know Jay Z is better. Dont even try to say Jay sold out and Nas didnt cause Nas tried to sell out and go mainstream with It was written I Am and Nastradumus and failed badly so he went back to his original style so gtfo

    • Anonymous

      Fuck Austin Powers! Nas is second 2 none...

  • Anonymous

    That's what I hate about "Hip-Hop" fans, you's all think you need to argue and believe you have all the knowledge in the fucking world. Get over yourselves, who gains from arguing about Jay-Z and Nas? No one, cos it'll never be settled, everything is opinions. I think Nas is better than Jay, but it doesn't bother me that others disagree.

  • Shawn

    Nas is the best rapper of all time hands down go to Streetleaguemovement.com to see why I say that.

  • Nasstill@it

    Great stuff, at times rappres aint given enuff respect dey deserve, an their contributions at times are overlooked by so called 'fans'. Its time we show more appreciation to these guys than argue about who's the best, there's a whole lotta individuals who contributed to hiphop in their own unique way.

  • Real

    RESPECT.....nuff said

  • Anonymous

    Jungle better prepare for an ass whooping of a lifetime for what he said about Tupac on here lol.

  • Rn506

    Nas - Behind The Music (Full) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOdZUnjSNns

  • Anonymous

    Cause Gayz wack ass took long on the stage... Pun hated Jayz!

  • Anonymous

    Hey Rex why did Big Pun brake a bottle of Mot on Jayz head at the 1997 summer jam in the Meadowlands in jersey?

  • jdot

    it should be clear by now, but we will soon all know who is the best to ever to it. nas' next album is going to be miles ahead of anything we've heard from jay, kanye, em, whoever else in a decade or longer.

    • Anonymous

      David shut the fuck and go listen to some Wack ass TI.

    • DavidATLHIPHOP

      Yall keep hoping that Nas drop another classic, I hope it happen for no other reason, HIPHOP. I just dont see that happening, if that first single is on the album, it wont be a classic. I like Nas also but for some of you not to admit that he make bad songs an albums is kind of silly, cause every artist do at some point.

    • Anonymous

      You're fucking retarded. See, THAT's what's wrong with you Nas stans, that's why nobody will take you seriously. Nah, it wasn't enough to say that it will be miles ahead of Jay, Kanye and Em, you had to add that it will be better than anything they've done in a decade, all for an album we've heard two tracks off. Kill yourself, you little bitch, cause you ain't built for the disappointment that is up to you.

    • Anonymous

      Preach.....

  • Pussy face Nas!

    Nas can't rap. Em>>>>>This Pussy !!!

    • Ugh

      Obviously: Em is gimmick ??? Dude, STFU !!! Eminem spits straight shit, but u fools don't relate, because its mostly about his life. Ur subject matter or content is no mans business. Nas prefers to talk about the hood and all that shit, Em decides to talk about his family..Whats the fuss all about ???? Get a better argument, Prick !!

    • Anonymous

      Em idolize Nas ??? Never heard that before. Nas is prolly one of Ems influences, but idolize ????

    • Anonymous

      Nas idolized Hiphop he just so happen to b studying Rakim @ a young age while in the studio! Nas

    • Obviously

      Eminem is great, but he's one BIG gimmick since day one. Nas tells a story straight, and sometimes this is what we need.

    • Anonymous

      yeh nas idolized Rakim, in most peoples eyes a great rapper. great artists generally dont look up to shit. look who r.kelly was influenced by. who michael jackson looked up to. kanye etc. the list goes on. that was my point peanut.

    • Anonymous

      Nas idolised Rakim, what a SHIT argument.

    • Anonymous

      Em is MUCH better than Nas from a straight rapping standpoint, so yall need to shut the fuck up. Better punchlines, better double-entendres, better flow, better ryhme schemes.

    • Anonymous

      Eminem idolised Nas, so that is a ridiculous trolling comment.

    • Anonymous

      Pussy face whiteboy act like if Em is God if the whiteboy was black he'll be just another good rapper... Styles P and Jada will destroy that cracker believe that!

    • Anonymous

      Nas will destroy that fuckin honkey from 8mile!

  • Anonymous

    Nas, Illmatic, It Was Writtin, I'Am, Stillmatic, Lost Tapes and God's Son

  • Anonymous

    Hey Rex or Xer tell us why Big Pun broke a Mot bottle on Jayz head? Lol

  • Xer

    Nas is officially up there for most overrated of all time, NOTHING about what's he's doing is special in any kind of way, whether artistically nor rapwise. GTFOH with this dude even being in the consideration for the GOAT title for a 9 track album where the best producers of that time played a bigger part than him, nobody with so much inconsistency will never be the greatest of anything. If you think he rhymes good, I can only tell listen to some underground rappers. JAY Z IS DA KING

    • Anonymous

      Rex is racist and ignorant.

    • Rex

      you Nas stans have such an inferiority complex you still want to prove some sort of point to someone who generally agrees with you. All I hear cats say about Takeover is that they like it better than Ether. That's their opinion. Just like this whole Jay vs. Nas shit is opinion. Y'all niqqas can throw the word fact around all you want it doesn't change the fact that it's opinion. People go overboard and use words like "annihilation". Jay is like 5 times bigger now than he was then so thats a pretty ass-backwards annihilation. Just the fact that Nas came back with a diss track and made it interesting and showed he didn't fear Jay saved his career. Irrational cocksuckers like the people on this site want to equate opinion with fact. The majority of people might've sided with Nas back then, but that still doesn't make the opinion that Nas won a fact. It's funny how you insecure fucks only champion popular opinion when it suits your agenda, any other time popular opinion be damned. Popular opinion says that Jay-Z makes better music than Nas and has pretty much always done so, but let a Jay-Z "Stan" try and use Jay-Z's record sales and popularity to try and prove that him being better than Nas is a fact. This shit comes down to personal opinion, there is no right or wrong answer. Your opinion of Nas winning is no more factual than some white boy saying that Eminem is the best rapper alive. Just because the majority may side with a particular opinion doesn't make the opinion fact.

    • Ghost

      Jay-z was cool in the 90's and early 2000. I stopped caring for him after the black album (which was just ok). WTT was weak pop album, exactly what I was expecting. Nas is the king, fukk ya'll haters

    • jay lost

      London bridges go down my friend

    • QB niggas

      So u saying WTT was special? That shit was a London Pop album!

    • Anonymous

      Rex the cornball has his same ol comments? Fucking cornball to the 10th power.....

  • add17

    whats the song with the trumpets when jay and nas call the beef off?

  • Anonymous

    Nas One Mic-------------- Jayz discography

    • Anonymous

      One Mic is one of the most original hip hop tunes created post the golden era. Jay-Z has many songs better than Can I Live. That's a bad choice to back up your argument.

    • Anonymous

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, statements like this is why you Nas cocksuckers get laughed at and shitted on. Say this on another site besides this one and you will be killed. Your stanning is just downright disgusting, you sucking another grown man's dick with no shame. BTW, your lowly skilled idol would never be able to write tracks like 22 Twos or 44 Fours. Lose Yourself >>>>>>>>>>> One Mic Can I Live >>>>>>>>>>>> One Mic.

    • Anonymous

      Diddy got more money that Jayz does that mean Diddy is better than Jayz....

    • Anonymous

      Nicki minaj has more money that Jean grae. Britney spears has more money than Lauryn hill. 50 Cent has more money than Rakim. Money means nothing when you talking about the real aspects of music.

    • Anonymous

      Word! They argument is who richer... Puffy got more mula then Jayz does that mean he a better rapper?

    • happy man manslow

      Honestly, youll see this trend with many Jay Z supporters. The only way they can rationalize a Jay Z victory over Ether is by boasting about his financial gain over QB's true g, Nas. Nas won the war..this case has been closed since 2001 suckas!

    • Anonymous

      Stop with the lies Jayz worth 450 mili and Diddy is worth 550 mill does that mean Puffy is better? I think not homie...

    • Rex

      Jay Z- Net worth over 500 milli Nas- Net worth in debt -6 milli with the IRS Don't get it twisted nothing Nas has done, affected Jay Z, you can ask Nas Himself that. If anything thats the only thing that keeps Nas relevant, "Ether & illmatic" LMFAO you cant count up how many Jay Classics he has

  • Anonymous

    Nas and Damien Marley---------- Jayz and Kanye

  • Anonymous

    Nas Escobar------------- Jayz Austin Powers

  • Anonymous

    Nas and AZ----------- Jayz and Bleek

  • Anonymous

    If I rule the world--------------- change clothes

  • Anonymous

    You owe Me--------------- Change Clothes

  • Anonymous

    Black girl lost 2------------ Ghetto Techno

  • Anonymous

    Oochie Walley------------ sunshine

  • Anonymous

    Nas Africa----------- Jayz London

  • Anonymous

    Nas Never bites verses------------- Jayz always biting Verses

  • Anonymous

    ETHER------------- takeover and super ugly combined

  • Anonymous

    Distant Relatives------------ Watch The throne Nas sits on

  • Anonymous

    Illmatic------------- all Jayz Albums

  • Anonymous

    New York State of Mind------------- empire state of mind

  • Anonymous

    Krs1 Blueprint---------- Jayz Blueprint

  • Anonymous

    Big Pun= a broken bottle on Jayz head.. Fact!

  • Anonymous

    Nas--------- Jayz, Bleek, Beans, and Freeway

  • Anonymous

    Nas------ Euro Jay and all niggas in Paris

  • Anonymous

    Rex are u Bill O'Reilly ???? Why did Big Pun Brake a Bottle of Mot on Jayz head? That never happen to Esco.

  • Anonymous

    Rex real talk just leave this site cuz u making me ashame of being a Jayz fan.

  • Anonymous

    Wow!! Rex u just got ETHERD but please try to explain us why???????? Lmaoooo

  • It ain't hard 2 tell his raps should be locked in a cell

    Rex where u @ u fuck boy tell us why u really mad? Tell us why Jayz studied Illmatic? Tell us why u mad @ ETHER???? There was no takeover. Nas bodied the whole Rocafella crew.. Tell us why Dame and Cam shelved Jayz Oh Boy remix? Tell us why Jayz think he from Paris? Tell us why Jayz talks like Austin Powers on his albums? Tell us why Jayz lied about Nas illmatic only 1 good album in 10 yrs ( it was written, I'Am, Stillmatic, Lost Tapes, God's Son was within 10 yrs. Tell us why Jayz bit verses from Nas, Biggie, Tupac, Rakim, Slick Rick, Snoop and Cappadonna from Wu? Tell us why Jayz think he a band member from Lincoln Park, Tell us why he left Lincoln Park and went to Coldplay? Tell us why Jayz think he and Chris Martin are brothers? And tell us why Mr. Hudson made a cameo on Jayz album? Tell us why he made sunshine, Pujabi Mc, Ghetto Techno, Change Clothes? Please tell me why??????? Cause one thing for sure Nasir Olu Dara The Great will never do that bullshitttttttttttt....... Peace Dickhead!

    • Anonymous

      Damn, you get more embarrassing with every single post. Fall back, your sad ass needs a doctor, man. I just feel sorry for you now, your parents should've killed you when they could. Now your stanning went that far that you even started to big up your own comments? Damn it, that's just sad.

    • Sham

      hahaha damn this nigga went in!!!!!!! Nas is legend

    • Evelyn

      Damm Rex u just got Ethered from ^^^^^^ from homie u better tell us why? Lol. Betta yet Rex, tell us why Big Pun broke a Mot Bottle on Jayz head @ the 1997 summer Jam? And tell us why Jayz kept Begging Nas to get on Dead Presidents? Lol.

  • jaceshadoe

    it doesn't matter how much money somebodies worth.........not when it comes right down to straight talent...............let the talent speak for itself. Diddy is worth more then anybody right now in hip hop......but he can't rap worth a shit....a couple good tracks i'll give it that. Business wise....dudes better then most anybody....even Jay-Z. Jay-Z still hasn't found a prodigy.......J.Cole has a lot of years a head of him.

  • Rex

    JAY Z IS DA GOAT LOOK AT HIS TRACK RECORD... WHO HAS IMPROVED WITH TIME? WHO ALWAYS TAKE A BIG FAT DUMP ON EVERY SINGLE TRACK HE IS ON? WHO HAS NEVER BEEN OUTDONE ON A TRACK?

    • @BossAnon

      You just described what Nas stans do on this site DAILY!!! They're the ones who always bring up Jay without a reason.

    • Anonymous

      Jayz is Austin Powers not the goat. Nas is the Goat, The Don, The King and The God" of this Rap shit!

    • Yes sir

      Black republicans goes to the Militant (Nasir..... And while Jayz is talking about all his watches again Nas gets him in success also!

    • Anonymous

      Fuck Austin Powers! Oh behave.. Gtfoh Nas is tru king u suckers!

    • jaceshadoe

      'Renegades"??? I think Jay-Z did win but he didn't shit on Eminem by much.

    • BossAnon

      Jay's last solo was bp3. That isn't improving that's regressing and trend hopping. "who has never been outdone on a track" This is dick riding to it's fullest. Every rapper has been out shined. To say otherwise proves your stannery.

    • BossAnon

      Improved with time? His last solo was bp3. That isn't improving that's regressing. "who has never been outdone on a track", yea i'm not replying to you from this point on. If this isn't a dick riding claim i don't know what is. every rapper has been out shined at one point.

  • Anonymous

    Classic shit! Damm Rex u here 2? My nigga for tell us what happen did Nas go on tour in ur city and found ur girl backstage and fucked her? Realtalk my Nigga u sound like a woman talking mad shit abt her husband.. Now listen up kid as long As Nas don't speak like Austin Powers ( oh Behave!) British crap then I'm good... Jayz is a legend one Of the greats but he's not as nice as Nas! Remember Jayz studied Nas not the other way around... Happy b day to the greatest hiphop album of all time ILLMATIC 18 yrs old today the album that changed hiphop... The N is near rappers take note cause this nigga makes all ya' sound average! Peace God!

    • Anonymous

      Since when does 4.5 million shareholder of a NBA team makes u Part Owner?? Rex shut the fuck up!

    • Anonymous

      Diddy got more than Jayz does that mean he Betta than Hov? U fuckin retart..... Jayz studied Nas not the other way around u bitchass... Get over Ether that shit was 11 yrs ago u fuck boy!

    • Xer

      Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), better known by his stage name Jay-Z, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and occasional actor. He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America, having a net worth of over $450 million as of 2010. He has sold approximately 50 million albums worldwide, while receiving FOURTEEN Grammy Awards for his musical work, and numerous additional nominations. He is consistently ranked as one of the greatest rappers of all-time. Jay-Z co-owns the 40/40 Club, is part-owner of the NBA's New Jersey Nets and is also the creator of the line Rocawear. He is the former CEO of Def Jam Recordings, one of the three founders of Roc-A-Fella Records, and the founder of Roc Nation. As an artist, he holds the record for most number one albums by a solo artist on the Billboard 200 with eleven. Jay-Z also has had four number ones on the Billboard Hot 100, one as lead artist. What does Nas have? Internet groupies begging him up in threads and 6 MILLION in debts. LMAO!!!

  • Rex

    u nas fans are so fucking dumb, it's unreal, hahaha. this nigga nas been ethering no one but himself for the course of his career after the battle. you don't think jay's laughing like a motherfucker when he hears about nas' legal problems??? they can act like friends, but behind the curtains? be real, this is life. nas resembles an old boxer who always talks about glory things of the past, but can't follow through with other achievements. and don't hit me with that shit: ''b-b-b-but he is a real artist'', there's no way around it, this nigga SHOULD be a mogul by now. putting all jokes aside, nas lost, he dropped illmatic as his debut and been mediocre since then. nobody would follow him anymore if it wasn't for this shit as his debut. niggas always think, come on, this guy dropped illmatic as his debut he must be capable of another classic. niggas always try to handaway that shit: 'b-b-b-but he dropped illmatic' like it gives him a lifelong excuse. nas might be a better MC, i'll be the first one to admit it, but that's not the point. these guys are musicians and public perception is, jay made better music for the past 15 years and that's not something you can talk away. stop it!

    • Anonymous

      This nogga Rex stay writing Novels about Hating On Nas all cause of Ether... SMH

    • Anonymous

      lol. yeah, because Jay is creating classic after classic after classic isn't he?

    • BossAnon

      Seriously rex,at first you said lets stick to hard facts then end up exerting your own opinion. You lost bruh. Correlation does not mean causation. Plain and simple, jay could be the highest grossing rapper and still wouldn't make him undeniably the GOAT.

    • 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

      Jayz studied the kid who was 4 yrs younger it wasn't the other way around! Nobody ain't fuckin wit Nas..

    • Anonymous

      Rex I swear ur a cornball!

    • John

      Why are you always talking about Nas if you don't rate him? I think you secretly admire him. You are on Nas' dick.

    • Anonymous

      fuckin hater.

  • Anonymous

    so much hate for Nas? wtf.. nas is one of the greats have respect

    • Rex

      you Nas stans have such an inferiority complex you still want to prove some sort of point to someone who generally agrees with you. All I hear cats say about Takeover is that they like it better than Ether. That's their opinion. Just like this whole Jay vs. Nas shit is opinion. Y'all niqqas can throw the word fact around all you want it doesn't change the fact that it's opinion. People go overboard and use words like "annihilation". Jay is like 5 times bigger now than he was then so thats a pretty ass-backwards annihilation. Just the fact that Nas came back with a diss track and made it interesting and showed he didn't fear Jay saved his career. Irrational cocksuckers like the people on this site want to equate opinion with fact. The majority of people might've sided with Nas back then, but that still doesn't make the opinion that Nas won a fact. It's funny how you insecure fucks only champion popular opinion when it suits your agenda, any other time popular opinion be damned. Popular opinion says that Jay-Z makes better music than Nas and has pretty much always done so, but let a Jay-Z "Stan" try and use Jay-Z's record sales and popularity to try and prove that him being better than Nas is a fact. This shit comes down to personal opinion, there is no right or wrong answer. Your opinion of Nas winning is no more factual than some white boy saying that Eminem is the best rapper alive. Just because the majority may side with a particular opinion doesn't make the opinion fact.

    • Anonymous

      Jayz studied Nas not the other way around!

    • Anonymous

      Rex when did Nas fuck ur girl? Tell us why u mad honkey!

    • Rex

      Dude is officially up there for most overrated of all time, NOTHING about what's he's doing is special in any kind of way, whether artistically nor rapwise. GTFOH with this dude even being in the consideration for the GOAT title for a 9 track album where the best producers of that time played a bigger part than him, nobody with so much inconsistency will never be the greatest of anything. If you think he rhymes good, I can only tell listen to some underground rappers. JAY Z IS DA KING

  • Feminem

    FUCK YOU FEMINEM I HATE YO SO MUCH EAT MY DIACK

  • Anonymous

    Em>>>>this pussy !

  • E

    Stop being crabs and unite, we can all get out of this bucket if we work together. If you watched this Behind the Music you would realize that. All hip-hop fans need to unite so we can change this shit, Nas and Jay squashed their beef---grow the FUCK up.

    • Anonymous

      omg Rex grow up..that shit is old

    • Rex

      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?

    • Anonymous

      Word! But this Rex dude puts shame to ya Jay stans

    • Rex

      Jay brought real facts to the table that critics are still using to this day, while Nas came up with playground insults that had no background (calling the guy gay who fucked his baby mother and married Beyonce, really, Nas?) saying he traded his soul for riches (when exactly did that happen, Jay was in for the money only since the beginning and stayed true to it til this day). A guy who trades his soul for riches is Nas or what would you call a dude who's praising himself for his realness and then turns around and signs to Def Jam after calling them an Evil Empire that tries to destroys Hip Hop. The next one 'Eminem murdered you own your on shit' I must've missed the song where Nas was brave enough to trade bars with Eminem in his absolute prime. Nas is a fake, spineless motherfucker, just like all his fans. Jay was dumb to think that he could get Hip Hop fans with hard facts instead of unfunny insults, I mean, what was this genre build on? JAY Z WON!!!

  • Anonymous

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  • jaceshadoe

    you can't seriously think that *RIGHT NOW* Jay-Z and Nas are on the same level, not talking about success but music content and quality in general. Can't compare ......not after that Watch The Thrown bullshit. Knowledge>>>Posion&Garbadge anyday.

    • Anonymous

      Diddy worth 550 milli and Jayz 450 milli is Diddy better than Jayz? No u stupid Fuck!!!'. Nas the greatest Mc ever hands down..

    • Anonymous

      Jayz studied Nas not the other way around...

    • BossAnon

      Dude clearly said content wise yet you bring up bank accounts. Rex do you have wet dreams about living like jay do. Do you get moist when you hear jay mention clear ports? In all seriousness, if jay ain't breaking you off some dough your dick riding is unnecessary. Also Lol @ you thinking nas is only relevant for illmatic and ether.

    • Anonymous

      Fuck Austin powers and his 808 heartbreak pt 2 album fuck Coldplay and Chris Martin. Fuck Mr.Hudson 2. And fuck EURO JAY!!!!! To this day he still can't hear ETHER..... Lol

    • Rex

      Jay Z- Net worth over 500 milli Nas- Net worth in debt -6 milli with the IRS Don't get it twisted nothing Nas has done, affected Jay Z, you can ask Nas Himself that. If anything thats the only thing that keeps Nas relevant, "Ether & illmatic" LMFAO you cant count up how many Jay Classics he has.

    • 490717

      Truth^^^ Distant Relatives>>>>Watch the Throne I like Jay, I think his process to how he makes music is phenomenal, but track for track no one touches Nas. Jay is the better businessman but Nas is the better artist.

  • That other dude is not that nice

    Top 5 Nas songs 1.Rewind 2.I Gave You Power 3.Live Now 4.Project Window 5.2nd Childhood

    • Anonymous

      Seriously Rex u need 2 get over Ether it was 11 yrs ago homie... U also need. Girl cuz u on every Nas post heavy! What did Nas do to u besides Ether ur boy???????? Remember Jayz studied Nas not the other way around!

    • HRH

      lol I got one 7 month g/f, and I'm cheating on her with one from the country side (Maple Ridge), one from the suburb (Surrey), and I'm forcing myself to lay off the rest for now cause my phone doesn't stop lighting up if I'm ever with any of them lol so... how many do you got iin your life?

    • Xer

      Nas is irrelevant. Only nerdy backpacker faggot rap fans with no girlfriends like you stans are still checking for him. jayz ended his career already, nas hasnt made a hit song since 2006. Jay Z is DA KING

    • HRH

      1)What Goes Around (Poison) 2)Stay Chiseled 3)Fried Chicken 4)Fast Life (feat. Kool G. Rap) 5)I Can 6)Book Of Rhymes 7)In Between Us (feat. Scarface) 8)Who Are You 9)Purple 10)Coon Picnic (These Are Our Heroes)

    • L-Boogie

      6.One Mic 7.Nas Is Like 8.Come Get Me 9. NY State Of Mind 10.Book Of Rhymes

  • Obviously

    NAS IS A DOPE LYRICIST NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, BUT THE MAN CANNOT PICK A BEAT TO SAVE HIS LIFE. HIS PRODUCTIONS ALWAYS SOUND MISMATCHED WITH HIS LYRICAL GIFTS, HENCE HE ENDS UP SOUNDING SOMEWHAT OFF PUTTING. IF NAS WERE TO SIMPLY SURRENDER ALL PRODUCTION TO THE STUDIO ENGINEERS AND PRODUCERS THEN WE'LL HAVE ILLMATIC PART 2.

  • Jerrycurl

    Having Q-Tip and Common say hes the best to ever do it should just silence you stupid ass haters. If you truly like hip hop music there is justno way you can dislike Nas. He is the best alive and is regarded as one of the best ever in the rap game. Enjoy him.

    • Jay Atkinsons

      NO MATTEER YOU WHORE ASS NIGGAS TALK, I HATE NAS SO MUCH YA CANT STOP ME NOW HAHA

    • Tbones

      Anonymous idiot still hating. In 97, d 6, 98 d Bentley/ now its d Ghost Phantom /and yall cant stand it.

    • jerrycurl

      lol lets just throw away facts and take your opinion from your mommas basement as being the truth

    • Anonymous

      Inferiority complex again. These Nas stans are so fucking insecure, now they even have to take the opinion of other rap stars.

  • uilly

    nas the greatest of all time...haters burn slow

  • SLM

    Nobody in the game fucking with Nas hands down go Streetleaguemovement.com to see what I am talking about

  • LOL

    Y'all niggas need to stop acting like Nas don't floss or talk about the money he got or cars he drive or hoes he's fucked.........Lets be real, Nas did the Nigger album to use controversy to sell, the same with Hip Hop Is Dead. The Damian Marley album is his first album I really liked since Gods Son. Nas can be dope when he want to , but most of the time he's hit or miss with me. Im not too big of a Jay fan neither, Im more of a Roots and OutKast fan myself. Just my piece

    • E

      Did any of you actually watch this shit? Because if you did, you wouldn't be beefing over Jay-Z and who is the best. Shit is about unity, cut the crab ass shit out and evolve.

    • @ L Boogie

      Whose hating? Eminem and Jay are both sellouts, Im just saying don't act like Nas hasn't did sellout shit in the past. Don't keep saying NAS IS PURE HIP HOP HE'LL NEVER SELLOUT, when the past has already proven otherwise. Just take him of his pedestal , as with Jay-Z , as with Em, and lets judge em solely on their content, longevity, lyricism, flow and everything else that makes a dope MC. And you'll see that Nas is no better than the people you're criticizing.

    • L-Boogie

      You niggas need to stop criticizing and over hating on Nas for what other rappers do to. Eminem does all kinds dumb shit like beefing with pop stars and having another man's ass in his face at award shows. Ya'll don't bitch and complain when other emcees use gimmicks but it's the end of the world when Nas does some shit. Nas might use controversial tactics to promote his albums but Jay dickrides trends to promote his. The man denounces auto tune but has pop stars like Drake on his album, lol haters!

    • Anonymous

      The fucked up thing is, that people always have excuses for Nas.

    • @ Worley

      I understand your perspective my dude, but its some people on here that act like Nas NEVER said any of this sh*t , thats all I'm saying

    • Anonymous

      Jay talks about the struggle like Nas, he's just misunderstood as fuck.

    • Worley

      That's not what people are saying. The difference between Nas and someone like Jay-Z is Nas is not a hedonist. He couches his materialism in a concern for the humanity of others, gives some perspective on the everyday man struggle, etc. Nas, unlike Jay-Z, does not go around saying I'm rich, you can kiss my ass. That is why Nas is held in much higher esteem than a run of the mill hedonist.

  • Illmatic

    Ya'll know this is the same day that Illmatic was released right??

  • Big Mike

    Lets take moment to anazlye this..I'm reading comments that say nas isnt relavent and all of the comparisons people are giving is Jay z & em!! think about it..if the only to rappers we are compairing nas to for relevance as well as lyrical ability are the two best selling hiphop artist in hiphop history that would mean nas is relevant..Anytime in a sport or buisness you are compaired only to the best that ever done it that means your great as well!!..lets break down this nas being broke argument...nas has been in hiphop for 20years sold millons of records tours the world..now he owes the IRS 6mil for the years 07-08 the think about that for a minute........................... you simple minded fuck heads..the IRSs only takes 25 to 30% of your income per year you do the math, how much did he make in 07-08 for him owe that much money thats comes out to about 20mil in made in 07-0..that not counting all the money in made the other 18 years of his career..he didnt file bankruptcy which mean he has the money fuck heads!!!

    • On the real all u crab niggas kno the deal

      Ayo' Mike and Digga ya don't have to explain Nas bank? That shit is corny we kno that nigga is caked up! Don't listen to this crab nigga who calls himself Rex, this dude has to b the president of Jayz fan club or something cuz he on every hiphop site talking garbage about the rap emperor! Listen 4 the last time Jayz studied Nas not the other way around! Like Qtip said he's ur favorite rapper favorite rapper! Nas never had a real job on his life. Since he was 17 he's been a fuckin legend on some illmatic shit not no Hawain Sophie shit! PAC beef was with Biggie but who does he call the east coast Ringleader? Nas motherfuckers nigga's feard his powerful tounge!

    • Digga

      Big mike, you are the fucking shit. This is what I been meaning to say for a long ass time. This is what I been trying to say.

  • L-Boogie

    The hate for Nas is crazy! Would ya'l rather dickride a man who admitted dumbing down the culture to double his dollars? The man who signed fake rappers like Ross, the man who hasn't been lyrically impressive since 2007? Lol ya'll call Nas a sellout because Iam and Nastradamus had some commercial joints on there. But what rapper hasn't gone commercial to stay relevant at some point. Rap fans are the most fickle dickriding stans out of any genre of music.

  • So Icy Boi!

    im still jockin' for that Tyga BTMusic. nows thats a GOAT. Im jockin' to get him on my Icy Movement. gotta respect YMCMB and ICY MOVEMENT! Nas is a hasbeen/never was. Tyga all day! Rack City B sooooo icy up in hurr

  • Anonymous

    KELIS IS SUCH A BIATCH, fuck her, 50 grants a month, fuck that bitch.

  • Anonymous

    "While Jay-z was making Niggas in Paris shit Nas made a full album with Damian MArley that screams AFrican heritage. It is something that Jay-z would never touch" Jay prefers going platinum, not triple wood.

  • jerrycur

    Nas sellout? His last two albums were the furthest thing from sellout you could be. While Jay-z was making Niggas in Paris shit Nas made a full album with Damian MArley that screams AFrican heritage. It is something that Jay-z would never touch. Im just a realist...

    • Anonymous

      Again u dumb homo thugs and Internet bitchess Jayz studied Nas bother other away around! Jayz bit verses from biggie, Pac, Nas, Rakim, Slick Rick and Snoop.... And there was no Takeover. It was the Camel who got Ethered!!!!'

    • Anonymous

      Shut the fuck up, ItsTheTruth, you fucking lame. Hip Hop is ALL about bragging, which Nas does almost all of the time, too.

    • Anonymous

      @ItsTheTruth few of the best hip hop albums ever where all about blowing money, selling drugs & fucking r&b bitches: listen to big, snoop, dre, raekwon

    • Anonymous

      The promo of Nigger was the definition of sellingout. Be real, he did one album talking about Aferica, got murdered the way through and now he's the drugdealing, hoeslapping don again? LMAO.

    • ItsTheTruth

      Sad truth is that majority of "so called" Hip-Hop fans like to listen to shit they can't relate to. Nas & Damien Marley put out a CD preaching positivity with songs like 'Count Your Blessings' and the CD flops. Fans wanna listen to rappers talk about blowing money, selling drugs, and fucking r&b bitches. It's "entertainment" rap but fans gobble it up and call it "real". But when a rapper talks about real relatable shit, fans brush it off as boring music. It isn't "catchy" enough. Their friends don't listen to it. These rappers don't do the shit they rap about, and if they used to, they're not doing it now but still rap like they do. Could the media make an album like 'Distant Relatives' or 'W.A.R. We Are Renegades' sell much more? Sure, but they're interested in keeping people dumbed down. MTV tells these kids whose hot, the radio plays the same bullshit, and society stays brainwashed. That's why all the artists that spoke positivity to the masses, preached about love, how we are all one...those artists are dead. I'll let others pretend Rick Ross is the realest rapper ever, and just listen to what I like, cuz thats all that matters.

  • westLAfinest

    Niggas says aint got no street cred but then go blast some CO Ricky Ross. smdh...

  • Sir Nas

    I saw a next preview where nas said I originally didn't wanna do vh1 behind the music But it dawned upon me that if I don't give them something, if I don't tell my own story ... Then other people gonna eventually tell it So I had to give them Sam little bit little bit PS for those in Canada or anywhere other than USA and can't watch this video, just download hotspot shield it's free and it allows you to view MTV videos. Finally!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I wonder Rakim would be today if he had just seen that Dre produced album through. Anyway, Em was crazy lyrical in his prime. It's not just about flow. Hey, J-Ro can flow. Does that mean he's in the conversation too? I'm not disputing Nas's talent. For years he was right up there. I just think he got kinda carried away with the word play and it burnt him out. Sorta like Eminem now. His thought process is more advanced than most, but unfortunately, the things he's saying are nonsense.

    • Hudes

      Turntables spin like a merry go round, never slow down, depending on how good the stereo sounds. What!!!!!! Try to say that sentence fast.

    • Hudes

      That rakim and dre wouldn't have been that good IMO Rakim needs east coast beats like my favorite song by him of all time Real Shit off the Master album. obviously paid in full the song that came out in the year I was born (86) but real shit is the absolute classic hip hop song And. It's pure east coast like it should be

  • VicManMan

    NaS is Hip Hop. There are others who can put a better rhyme scheme together, others who are more commercially successful, and others who have a broader fan base, but only a select few can say they're masters of all of those for 20 years. Some say he tried selling out, as if money hasn't changed every other great musician. At least he always had something real to say on the next track.

  • ItsTheTruth

    A project minded individual criminal tactics Us blacks kids born with birth defects, we hyperactive Mentally sex-crazed dysfunctional they describe us They liars, the end of the day, we fucking survivors I remember watching Scarface the first time Look at that big house, that Porsche paid for by crime How could I sell this poison to my peoples in my mind They dumb to destroy themselves is how I rationalise In a bastardised nation, Magnum 4.5 carrying Where Im from, aint far from Washington Heights the cop Aryan A rookie boy the cookie didnt make no profit A stranger to the block I damn near had to make them cop it It only took a fiend to taste it once to say its garbage I brought it back to poppy, aint tryna take no losses He focuses on my emotionless young dealer face then pauses He gives me powder he has faith in Nases Ambitions to distribute coke Had additions to gold chains, Mercedes Benz hopes But Im again broke This shit aint cut for me, other dealers they up their orders Barely at 62s they already up they quotas They out there everyday, some true hustlas for ya Im at it halfway, none of my customers are loyal Picturin piping out the seats of a Pathfinder Powerful pursuit for pussy cash, the flash diamonds My junior high school class, wish I stayed there Illegal entreprenuer I got my grades there Blaming society, man it wasnt made fair I would be Ivy League if America played fair Poor excuse and so I was Throwin rocks at the pen just for the love Or for the evil, the secret life of Gs You seeing my blurry, triple beam dreams

    • Anonymous

      Niggas don't want hear the rawness! Kids do kno that Nas is tru king but these Lil bitches today ain't built from the same cloth as us 80 's kids.. I would of never disrespect the greats like Rakim, Slick Rick, Krs1, GRap or Kane.. The way ya talk abt Nas is like ya butt hurt that the kid from QueensBridge can Ethered ur fav rapper.. SMH

    • Anonymous

      Kill yourself.

  • Rex

    Nas is irrelevant. Only nerdy backpacker faggot rap fans with no girlfriends like you stans are still checking for him. jayz ended his career already, nas hasnt made a hit song since 2006. Jay Z is DA KING

  • Anonymous

    nas raekwon and ghostface best storytellers ever

  • murdock

    I didnt want it to end this is gonna be the best vh1 behind the music yet to me.i gotta peep it when it comes on.

  • Anonymous

    Nas is the Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and Langston Hughes put together. Nas makes my arm hairs stand when he story telling so fuckin vivid. And lyrical context is like no other man!! Nas is a lyrical Tyrant he's Rakim, G-Rap, Krs1 and Mellie Mell combined even when Tupac and BiG where alive I will argue with niggas that nobody fuckin with Nas! The youngest out of the Mount Rushmore 4 hiphop icons Jayz, Tupac, Biggie and Nasir Olu Dara Jones! Peace

  • Anonymous

    Tupac was a wild boy , they battling like its a game , it is not a game Lmao

  • Nas Is Like

    No one can't fuck with Nas lyrically, because you gotta be able to do what this nigga does plus do it better, and no one can do it better than motherfuckin Nas!

  • Anonymous

    I think Jay is not as lyrical as Nas. Rakim is very lyrical but Rakim only stayed relevant for 5 years. Eminem is the only one who could say he's better. But really that just based on personal opinion, Nas can tell better stories and it creative, Eminem is super-lyrical. It's just a toss up between them really.

    • Anonymous

      Nas had also showed longetity, one thing that most rappers that came out in the 80's and 90's don't have. I don't mean "stay relevant", but stay making good music.

    • Anonymous

      people still trying to ignore the hard ignorant shit nas does.

    • Anonymous

      Rakim was HUGE in 86. Buzz started dying in 99

    • Loc

      ^^^^ Gyeah, Eminem is a good lyricist and shit, but all he talks about and murder and pussy. Rakim is great too, but he is really braggadocious. Jay is also great, but all he talks about is money, money, money. Nas lyrics are more relevant to me, because he's not into that ignorant shit. He puts a lot of politics into his music, shit that's just going on in the world. And of course, he's also a great storyteller.

  • Anonymous

    "No one is lyrcially better than Nas" Jay Z, Eminem and Rakim are all better. As a storyteller Nas was probably top three, but so many rappers over the years/decades have been lyrical. It's not the science most thought it was.

    • SDK

      LOL G.O.A.T JAY AND EMINEM =SEEDS FROM NAS

    • Anonymous

      LOL @ Jay's lyrics being easy, you know nothing about rhyme schemes or double-entendres. SMH.

    • Anonymous

      Nas is a lyrical tyrant! Rakim was the god to Nas came in the game. Jayz is a biter he bit from Big verses, Rakim verses, Nas Verses Tupac verses and Snopp verses. He's turn into a Euro pop artist and Em all he talks about is his Mom's, Wife and Daughter as well as Mariah Carey. Nas is untouchable he's the last of hiphop Mohicans! Peace

    • Anonymous

      Eminem and Jay-Z aren't lyrical rappers...People like them because of their flows...Read their lyrics on paper and it's simple as hell. Rakim was good for his area and he was "lyrical" when he came out, but by today's standards he's not shit...He hasn't covered half as much as Nas has in terms of lyricism. You can't even compare Nas to those other rappers...lol

    • NaS

      If you really think those 3 are anywhere near as lyrical than NaS than your opinion is immediately invalid. Try again bitch.

  • Anonymous

    Fuck that snake nigga Nasir.

  • L-Boogie

    Nas is top 5 dead or alive!

  • ummmmmmm

    yo this is a must see! also, after the "preview" played, I heard more of the interview LOL. I caught a lot more than a preview. OOPS, HHDX lol.

  • Anonymous

    Nas the GoldenChild ! Rappers Betta step they game up the N is near..

  • RIP7

    Im glad Nas is back all these lame ass rapper's like YMCMB,Wack Flocka,Gucci,2 Chains etc have been stinkin up the game with all that garbage they put out. Nas the Fucking Truth!

  • Omecca

    Dummy, Nas sold crack when he was younger. He doesn't celebrate the drug life but he's a expert at describing the street life. None better....ya'll act like he was a CO or something. Nope. He's just a SMART negro for leaving that life alone and making something of himself. Just think how much greater he could have been with a DIPLOMA???? Silly rabbits.

    • Anonie Muss

      Nas does regret dropping out, but it doesn't mean he went an wrecked himself and then stumbled on the make one of the best albums ever. He still hit the books and sought out knowledge.

    • Galazy

      Ommeca i agree with u bro

    • One

      Nas only sold drugs when he needed the money....And that's real...A lot of these rappers pretend they were drug kingpins and shit when that's clearly false. Just because Nas doesn't talk about selling drugs like Jay-Z or somebody, that doesn't mean it didn't happen...Everyone sold something in that era...It's nothing to glorify or promote...It doesn't make you special.

  • Anonymous

    "Nas is the dopest MC of all time" Not quite.

    • Anonymous

      Nas is highly skilled lyrically, but that doesn't make him the best, his flow is just garbage and he never changes it up, his beat selection could make you think he lets a random deaf decide.

    • Ether

      Man fuck that!!! My formula for a good MC is 50% lyrics, 25% good beats, and 25% delivery. Personally I listen for lyrics over everything first.

    • Anonymous

      Your lyrical ability alone doesn't make you the GOAT, this ain't poetry.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, he is. No one is lyrcially better than Nas. Dead or alive.

  • Skoo

    Nas already had the story of his life told on VH1...I don't remember what the program was called but it has Jungle, his cousins, MC Search, etc on it....Maybe they're doing a reboot?

  • Anonymous

    NASIR!!!DROP THAT OFWGKTA COLLAB!!!

  • Anonymous

    If your a real Nas fan you would know he never sold drugs or anything his a storyteller so i dont know why they doing this i guess its to make it better cause nas is really quiet and boring he was still in the hood when Illmatic & It Was Written came out but after that he left and stopped coming back his brother Jungle is a real nigga he always in the hood even to this day

    • Anonymous

      Nas sold crack on the block but he wasn't that good at it duh everybody knos that shit.. He didn't sell drugs in the early 90's in NYC? Everybody did it stop acting like Nasir is from the burbs u dumb fucks!

    • ???

      Thats not entirely accurate. Signed, someone who really knows Nas (not a "fan")

    • Galazy

      The FACT That You from the Hood dnt mean u stay there forever... Life is Good bro..Like he said he never forget where hes coming from.....

    • Skoo

      Nas actually did sell drugs...He and Jungle confirmed it on his last VH1 special...I think it's on youtube...Go look for it.

    • wow

      YOU STALK EVERY NAS POST.

    • Anonymous

      But Nas is the only fuck who gets an excuse for his fake ass stories, that's what's fucked up.

    • jayjrkin

      man...every body (not literally) done sold some drugs before. weed, crack, whatever. Clearly he wasn't a king pin but this shit go down everyday in every city. it is what it is...

  • Sensaye252

    Dope, when it's come out? All things considered, Nas is the dopest MC of all time. Peace.

  • Anonymous

    The Don' The God' The King! Nuff said..

  • Anonymous

    I liked his "Driven" special a few years back but since that series never interviewed the artist in question, it'll be good to hear Nas talk about his life instead of others.

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