In the middle of that, Jay tried to sneak attack
Assassinate my character, degrade my hood

from Nas – Last Real Nigga Alive Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

In the midst of Nas' problems Jay-Z released “Takeover” which was a diss track aimed at Nas. People at the time thought this would assassinate Nas but ironically it just made him stronger, evidence lies in “Ether”. Who do you think won?

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