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Jay-Z vs. Nas (Beef Aside)
Im not so much talking about the beef they had just more so if you stacked up all of Jay-Z’s work. And all of Nas' work. beef aside, and Takeover vs. Either aside. who do you think is a better or more accomplished rapper.
My vote goes to Jay-Z just for how much success he’s had.
Nas, because in my opinon: he’s a better lyricist then Jay, he puts out better albums and he puts out music that’s meant for hip hop fans exclusivy not pop fans and rap fans (Can you imagine Nas rapping on On To The Next one? I cant). Basically it comes down to me believing Nas is about music while Jay is about money, Watch The Throne being a good example. If Jay wanted to put out classic hip hop music Watch The Throne would’ve been him and Nas, but he knows Kanye is a bigger celebrity then Nas and a bigger money earner so he does it with Kanye.
I think a Nas and Jay collab album would be incredible. but i dont think it’ll ever happen.
It would be a masterpiece but I think they’re too different (in personalities, career positions, things like that take your pick) for something like that to come together
No offense, but saying Nas is better partially because he put’s out music that is especially made for hip hop fans and Jay Z doesn’t is garbage.
Nas has had plenty of “pop tracks,” he just isn’t good at it. He made “You Owe Me” with Ginuwine for Christ’s sake.
Basically it comes down to me believing Nas is about music while Jay is about money
lol. They’re both about music and money. Jay is just better at getting the money. Nas has tried to be more mainstream, but he is incapable of picking good beats and making good hooks.
If Jay wanted to put out classic hip hop music Watch The Throne would’ve been him and Nas, but he knows Kanye is a bigger celebrity then Nas and a bigger money earner so he does it with Kanye
lol. Kanye isn’t just a bigger money earner, he is a way better musician than Nas at this point. MBDTF > anything Nas has put out since Illmatic. Plus jay’s style meshes better with kanye than it does with nas.
jay is a lot better than nas tbh. not really close
Nas isn’t even THAT great, hes had 1 good album. He’s on the same level as snoop dogg. Doesn’t touch jigga.
I think Nas is a great rapper. But Jay is a great rapper, performer, album composer, and at choosing beats. He just out weighs Nas and truly the only time Nas was ever better then Jay was at Either vs. Takeover. But career wise Jay-Z just pulverizes him.
Damn RapGenius flipped after Life Is Good. Now people saying Nas isn’t that good.
Life is Good makes this a more polarizing argument cause Life is Good> Blueprint 3 but honestly Jay Z has way more classics then Nas Illmatic beats reasonable doubt but Jay Z still hasnt ever had a bad album (closest was Kingdom Come) so Jay Z is probably better.
nah rebel… all the hardcore nas stans are all 13 so they are asleep. wait until tommorow theres gonna be a boatload of kids like haru claiming nas is the GOAT based on 10 songs he did 20 years ago. lol.
and stafe watch your step nigger. bp3 was WAY better than Life is good. Illmatic is better than any Jay Z album but he has 3 albums that come very close to that level, or even arguably surpass that level (Reasonable doubt, blueprint and black album). apart from illmatic nas is a nobody. stillmatic wasn’t even that good nor was it was written.
Btw, is the Life is Good overlook ever gona be moved down on the RG homepage? its been up there the longest i’ve ever seena blog post.
Nas has some weak attempts at mainstream success. Seeing him on the video with Nicki Minaj was really annoying because I really respect Nas but come on that was stupid. Jay does it naturally. He has catchy songs without sacrificing lyricism. Izzo sounds good to a Hip Hop head and a random person. My vote goes to Jay .
‘Life is Good’ is like wine.
‘The Blueprint 3’ is like juice/soda.
‘Life is Good’ goes with certain moods/places. Whereas ‘The Blueprint 3’ can be used with any mood/place.
I can bump ‘The Blueprint 3’ in McDonalds, Chase, court, Planet Fitness, the whip, at a house party, walking down the street, etc. Can the same be said about ‘Life is Good’?
NaS — Jay-Z
Illmatic vs. Blueprint
I think that illamtic bridges the gap between old school hip-hop knowoledge and the steets better than any other hip-hop album. Reasonable Doubt is maybe the most lyrical of the two and indeed of all-time but, only by thismuch and the lyrics serve no meaning other than to glamorize Jay-Z. Not that I have a problem with lyrics for the sake of the themself byut, in this case I think it should be clear which album the people of hip-hop can relate to more.
It Was Written vs. In My Lifetime Vol. 1
These are all tough choices and honestly a good argument could push me either way on most of these. I take Vol. because I think these songs are the truestrepresentation of who Hova is. There is a method behind this madness. A dark Brooklyn backround, drugs, and using and hurthing people all for the love of fame and glory. The money seems to be a side note. The first album was not “real”. This was as close as we get to who Shawn Carter is underneath it all. IWW was a ver solid follow up but, it disappointed me because Nas started the false path of Escobar and most of the music followed him down this fake road. Don’t get me wrong, the lyrics were slightly better and more consistant than Vol. 1 but the album did not have any character.
I AM vs. Vol. 2…Hard Knock Life
I think most listener would take Hard Knock in a heart beat over I AM. I am really conflicted about this one myself. Most of the music on HKL is amazing but for my taste it is too commercial. Ja Rule, Amil, DMX, Bennie Seigal, and Mephis Bleek, etc. Too much of these guys and too much pop sounding stuff. Jay-Z was right I AM. It is mostly “doo” but, “Nas is like..” separates the two albums for me. If not for that song I would go with HLK. Honestly they are both trash compared to what preceeded them.
Nastradamas vs. Vol. 3
It will not come as any suprize that Vol. 3 is the winner. This is the clearest comparision to me. Vol. 3 starts of with a classic verse, then two bangers in a row. After that it gets sketchy but it is fun all the way with scattered gems. UGK on there alway puts a smile on my face. Knowing Jay-z was a fan like I was. Nastradamas actually starts of good to me all the way to “Project Windows” but, then wackness takes way over. Still, Nas does drop one of the greatest verses in Hip-Hop history with the “Last Words” but really, other than that I’m good.
Stillmatic vs. Blueprint
When I heard the ‘Takeover’ was in a car with my buddy rolling and were both like..“Nas' career is over”. That song alone was like listening to someone read a dead persons last rites. When Stillmatic hit the stores I was the first in line. I ripped the plastic with a lot of worry in my mind. The intro verse is one of the classics. Then Ether. I was relieved. Nas hit back. Then after that I was breathing easy. “Rewind”, One Mic, Destroy and Rebuild, Posion…Stillmatic reigns. Blueprint was entertaining as Jay was still in his Vol. 3 days having fun. I love both albums but if I gotta go with one, give me Stillmatic. The last verse on ‘One Mic’ still gives me chill bump “WHAT YOU CALL AN INFINITE BRAWL, ETERNAL SOULS CLASH/ WAR GETS DEEP, SOME BEEF IS EVERLASTING”. BTW, I believe “Takeover” was better and more accurate. Jay-Z at his best and probably the greatest battle song ever written.
I stop there because I kind lost the feeling for both after this. Everything the put out now is just icing on the cake but, these are the album that define these giants of ‘our thing’. For the Albums that matter to me I go 3-2 Nas.