Nas and Jay Z’s monumental feud ended in 2005.
Nearly 10 years later, both the Queens, New York emcee and the Brooklyn mogul have moved on.
The rapper’s response ultimately revealed more about his respect for two fallen legends in the genre: Biggie and Pac.
“At the end of the day, the mission was to glue the game back: no more deaths,” he told GQ.
“At this point, it’s about moving on and making something out of it. Because Biggie and Pac never lived to see that. They didn’t live to see themselves grow in this game. They did so much so young, which is great, but we’d love to have them here…They were the sacrifices, the martyrs for the entire Hip Hop business.”
Nas and Jay Z’s feud ended at Power 105.1’s annual Powerhouse concert in 2005. Nas made an unexpected appearance during Jay’s closing set, ending their beef.
MTV aired a sit-down with the rappers shortly after, where they each spoke in depth about their explosive exchange.
One decade later, Nas explained to GQ that “Ether” is not a song he revisits.
Read the entire GQ interview here.
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