Why people ranked Jay higher than Nas for a minute...

Discussion in 'Music' started by hueyp in louiev, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. hueyp in louiev

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    No one ever did it like this...



    Jay fell a couple slots down on my personal top 5 lately but...{Flip} They can't erase what wewere... {Flip}
     
  2. Master Zik

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    [​IMG] Nobody was ranking Jay above NaS when that album dropped.

    Love this song tho
     
  3. hueyp in louiev

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    Not when this album dropped but when Jay dropped Vol. 2/3 and Nas dropped Nastradamus....lets not forget that Nas was the butt of ever hip-hop joke until 2001.


    Word to leather du-rags.
     
  4. zube42

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    There's still a bunch of NTers that think Jay is better.
    I'm not one of them though.
     
  5. Animal Thug

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    Jay couldn't touch Nas. Not until 2001....
     
  6. bluedeniro

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    jay is only better because he forced it on people with consistent growth in the dollar amount
     
  7. hueyp in louiev

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    You can't listen to Jay's early career with an unbiased ear and say that.

    His lyricism captured people before his net worth.

    He had his peers shook and in awe for a good couple of years.

    " Like my _ Jigga said, yo you either friend or foe..." -

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  8. Animal Thug

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  9. ill legal operation

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    Haze go see "Avatar".
     
  10. ninjahood

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    Wrong. Up until the Bentley graced the album of VOL 2, he was a average rapper to many and sought out to defeat the DMXs, Puffys and the Master Ps...

    "Didn't really appreciate it, til the second one came out.."




    yep.

    jay-z was just a pretty good rapper in da shadow of greats for a long time.
     
  11. hueyp in louiev

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    Wrong. Up until the Bentley graced the album of VOL 2, he was a average rapper to many and sought out to defeat the DMXs, Puffys and the Master Ps...


    "Didn't really appreciate it, til the second one came out.."


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    Y'all _s going too far with that revisionist history now...

    Cats been saying that he was a cold MC since the first joint...it wasn't until Vol. 1 (the second "one" / album) that he got the commercialrecognition and went plat.

    We talking about lyricism here. Get them other dudes out of this thread...Master P and Puffy [​IMG]
     
  12. hueyp in louiev

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    Good flick?

    Looked like another District 9 from the previews.
     
  13. ill legal operation

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    It's right up your alley: intergalactic Africa/Africans fighting off greedy Westerners - I've never even met you, but I'm watchin' the *+$!like "this dude will flip when he sees this"...

    ...clearly I'm on NT too much.
     
  14. Animal Thug

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    Literally half of that album was trash with similar verses like these^.

    Only reason why it sold so good because during that 1995-2000 era, CD's hit a all-time high in sales.

    Dropping in the 4th quarter helped as well...

    The only way you can judge a tree is by the quality of its fruit. 7 out of 14 tracks were garbage..c'mon Haze..

    Leaving out 'wishing on a star' on the US releases pissed me off.
     
  15. dapper d

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    Y'all _s going too far with that revisionist history now...

    Cats been saying that he was a cold MC since the first joint...it wasn't until Vol. 1 (the second "one" / album) that he got the commercial recognition and went plat.

    We talking about lyricism here. Get them other dudes out of this thread...Master P and Puffy [​IMG]







    This...
    His spit was never denied...
     
  16. ThaxbyChamblis

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  17. hueyp in louiev

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    [​IMG]

    I got that vibe from the trailers.

    Some of these high tech propaganda videos be turning my stomach because I know another million youths just got pushed further into metal slavery without themeven knowing it. Word to 300...

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    But i'm gonna check it out with my lady tomorrow just because you peeped something. I know you got an eye for the visul arts.
     
  18. bluedeniro

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    Being a jay-z fan circa Hard knock era i vividly remember when cats heard reasonable and just didnt get where he was coming from then later on weall realized oh he saying he a kingpin in these streets but @*%+%% aint get the message till hard knock life where as for nas was that Dude since that live at the barbecue guest verse and come church(chicago slang) vol 1 with all that puffy influence music dudes waslooking at jay like you aint biggie homie get your own style then he started working with track masters and timberland and swizz and the game was over i standby what i first said jay money amount makes him better in peoples eyes whether u a true hip hop fan or just a late bloomer/bandwagoner
     
  19. hueyp in louiev

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    Yes Nas is the better MC.

    Yes Jay fell off.

    Yes he had us gassed for a minute.

    But come on fam...let be real for a second...The man is still in that upper echelon all time and spit some crack that no one can take away from him.

    We can't pretend like Nasir wasn't lost musically for a good minute.

    I still got like 3 years worth of Hip-Hop magazines with Nas on the cover talking about ..." Can he resurrect his career?"

    Takeover only had an impact because people really felt like it was the nail in homies coffin.
     
  20. iknowrap

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    N' s issh on hov for a whole thread...what's new....thing is u can big up Hov and not down no other rappers
     
  21. jomitm

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    how you expect folks to respect your opinion when you say %%$+ like this. [​IMG]

    we already know you gon pick nas, but with that kinda claim, you obviously comin off as a hater with that.

    and that's nas on my avy/sig if that matters.
     
  22. Animal Thug

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  23. hueyp in louiev

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    ^

    I'm not saying that was the nail in the coffin.

    I'm saying a lot of people perceived it that way.

    I know die hard Nas fans that were walking around with their heads down until Ether dropped.

    Nas had a prolonged dry spell at the top and Takeover felt like Jay had just Hiroshima'd his career.

    Off course he bounced back with a vengeance after that.
     
  24. dapper d

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    Nas' mother died while he was making god son...
     
  25. Animal Thug

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