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I mean this should end any arguments right here. This is a question and answer from a interview with Jay's right hand man, Memphis Bleek...
AllHipHop.com: So real talk how was it like around the offices when Nas dropped Ether?
Memphis Bleek: [Laughs] It was a gloomy day, for real. When [Funkmaster] Flex played it, I aint going to lie, I admitted to myself and had to tell the big homey he got us, he got one up on us. That !! was cooked crack cocaine right there. Like it was no denying that record was hot as !!, it was a bunch of lies on that record, but it was still a hot record. One that is going down in history, you know what I mean. We were at Baseline Studios listening to the radio when we first heard it. Jay and everybody was saying this !!s hot.
ALMOST LIKE GAME THAT KILLED G UNIT #CLASSIC
this when Jay was a nobody.... how the hell did that cat blow??
Either and no vasaline!!!
ahh that old feeling
Yep, that's that shit missing from the game.
Nas is realy good so fuck you haiters
I can't stand Jay-Z but I was never feeling this "Ether" joint and still don't. I can't stand the beat and Nas's flow on this one just doesn't sound great at all. An overrated diss joint hyped up by Nas stans, in my honest opinion.
Its calle the "Stillmatic Freestyle"
Agree completely. 'Stillmatic' as a whole is wildly overrated, I thought. I much prefer Nas to Jay, and 'H to the OMO' was the best diss of the battle, but 'Takeover' is a much better record than 'Ether.'
Nas has a good voice and the lyics are good no doubt but I just don't like the way Nas spits his rhymes on this one and I wish this joint had a better beat. "U Da Man" was a ill track off the "Stillmatic" album.
*You're Da Man*
Sorry to hear that.. You're missing a real classic. His flow sounds better than usual, to me.. Somehow his voice just came alive on this.
Everyone was hating on NAS till he dropped this gem ...Fucking classic !!
SOME people that think Jay won, tend to think that way based on money? Most of the money that Jay made OUTSIDE of music. Haha
Fuck Jay Z
ooweee... this shit's STILL in my daily rotation! I can remember the exact time and day I heard this on the radio in the car, it was turned down and the "i get it, you Biggie and he's Puffy" caught my attention and I was like whaaaa???? what's THIS?!
This song spawned an entirely new verb... "Ethered"
Nas won the battle but JAYZ won the war
Nas went in on this 1.. One of the best diss songs ever..also beans bodied Jada..
best diss record ever. Hit em UP hot too, but PAC should have did the track dolo. Nas went for self. Jay has never been the same, sold your soul for riches speaks in volumes (Barney's) ..... and that was 2001... 12 years and still accurate.... wow!!!
Jayz ruined your career
Bodied J but had to sign damn Child Support gotta pay um!!Should have left Kelis alone