You know what? Soon they forget where they plucked
Their whole style from - then try to reverse the outcome
A sure reference to Nas, who accused Jay of biting his Illmatic style of rapping on Reasonable Doubt, since Jay rapped very differently in the early 90s.
Jay’s point is that it is Nas who ripped off Jay’s mafioso style on It Was Written and The Firm. Both points have merit, though the mafioso style Nas adopted probably owed more to Raekwon and B.I.G. than Jay
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