Jay-Z and Nas had one of the more entertaining rap beefs of all time. The battle produced two classic diss tracks in Nas’ Ether and Jay-Z’s Takeover.
While most hip hop fans tip their hats to Nas when comparing the two songs, Hov seems to still be in denial.
In an interview yesterday with Cipher Sounds and Rosenberg on their Juan Epstein Show. Hov talked about the two songs, acknowledged Eminem killed him on “Renegades” and gave Prodigy props for being one of the best rapper in the game at one point.
“I think in the history [books] when we look back, and I don’t mean no disrespect to Nas it’s not even close,” Hov said. “The record, if we take Ether it’s 100 times better.”
Jay also dissed producer Ron Browz by saying the Ether beat was terrible.
Prodigy of Mobb Deep and Jay have also had their differences, but Jigga gave the Queens mc praise.
“I think they’re fantastic,” Hov said of Mobb Deep. “Prodigy at one time was one of the best rappers in the game. I don’t know about [best] ever, but at one point he was close to being the best rapper in the game.”
As far as Eminem murdering him on Renegades, Hov chalked it up to a bad day at the office.
“I think he’s [Eminem] a very intelligent rapper… It’s just when you make 4000 songs… I’m a constant collaborator. You know some people are gonna have better days, it’s just the way it is.”