Nas Presents an Replace on the State of His Rivalry with JAY-Z

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For Nas, The Rivalry with JAY-Z May Never Die

Supply: The Every day Present

In a brand new interview on The Every day Present, Nas discusses his simmering rivalry with JAY-Z, working with Hit-Boy for 4 albums straight, and the way remaining sharp as a author required leaving his consolation zone.

Rivalries don’t actually die. For years, there was a operating joke that JAY-Z likes to try to upstage Nas at any time when the Queens legend is about to drop a brand new album or song. It looks like Nas may need heard the whispers.

The rapper lately appeared on The Every day Present to plug his new album, Kings Illness III, the third mission in his collection with Hit-Boy. 

Whereas on the present, host Trevor Noah requested him about his one-time rivalry with Jay. Noah additionally made reference to the album’s third monitor, “Thun,”  the place Nas raps “No beef or rivals, they taking part in ‘Ether’ on TIDAL, brothers can do something after they determine to. In a Vary Rover, dissecting bars from ‘Takeover.’ Generally I textual content Hova like, ‘Nigga, this ain’t over.’”

Noah requested Nas:

“Everybody who’s in hip-hop is aware of your beef with Jay-Z, what it was. And I cherished on right here that you simply discuss that beef, what it was, the way it disappeared, however the way you’ll nonetheless textual content him saying ‘you already know this isn’t over proper?’”

Nas responded by mentioning one thing the web observed: that the day he dropped the tracklist for Kings Illness III, JAY-Z launched a photograph with all of his Grammys, through Younger Guru.

“Once I launched the tracklist for the album the opposite day, he launched an image with all his Grammys… Shout out to him.”

Nas in all probability ought to have responded with a photograph holding his personal Grammy. Again in 2020, Nas was requested about Jay all the time dropping on the similar time he did. On the time, Nas thought little of it, saying: “I believe that possibly there’s an vitality that we each have the place possibly we like work across the similar time.”

Watch his interview with Noah beneath.