Recently Mos Def questioned whether Jay-Z was really the greatest rapper alive and even issued a challege to battle Jigga and Lil Wayne. "My response was to me seeing an article where [Jay-Z] was referred to,
with trade marks following it, as the 'Greatest Rapper Alive,'" Mos
explained in an interview. "Now that don't have nothin' to do with me,
but if you saying that, that's a trade claim…If you saying that, you
saying you better than Slick Rick, whose still very alive and well? You
saying you better than Rakim? You saying you better than Black Thought?
People making that claim have never been in a position to defend that
in an open forumn." Mos continued "When people start coming out and making claims they're gonna have to defend, like, who have you had to defend them against? It's certainly been with people not on your level."
In related news, Mos Def is out promoting his new album "The Ecstatic" and recently appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon [watch here].
Mos Def – On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon