Jay-Z recently ranked his 2001 "Takeover" diss track (towards fellow rapper Nas and Mobb Deep) over the track Nas sent back (Ether). Despite that the two rappers have since put their problems behind them, Jigga thinks his song beat out Nas.
It's been nine years and the great debate over Jay-Z vs. Nas still isn't over. Earlier today (November 15), Hov appeared on Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds's podcast, "Juan Epstein," and during the interview, the Brooklyn legend said, despite popular opinion, that his 2001 diss record towards God's Son, "The Takeover" is better than Nasir's response track, "Ether." "I think in the history when we look back, and I don't mean no disrespect to Nas, I think when we look back it's not even close," he shared, adding, "I just think it was a better record." (XXL Mag)
Jay-Z – The Take Over
Nas – Ether
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