Flipmode leader Busta Rhymes recently talked about his admiration of Jay-Z as an emcee and how he lost battles to him during their high school days. Busta says Jigga's ability to pack multiple thought out disses which edged him in battles.
"He kind of got the best of the situation," Busta now says of one time he went head-to-head against Jay. "I got to give it up. He was so ill and his arsenal was so long that he had more than what I did. I spit my one rap, and my tank was empty real fast. He came with two or three after that, and I was like, 'Here we go.' But I gave it my best. That was probably the first time that I lost a battle that mattered. [Jay-Z] always exemplified greatness as an MC. He was a scientist with it."
Over the summer, fellow rapper Eminem gave advice for battle rappers.
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