Nasir “Nas” Jones to me is one of the best lyricists of all time. I love his play on words. I respect that he choose to be different than a lot of rappers this day and age.
A lot of his songs showcased his lyrical talent. Three of which were on the album “Stillmatic: Ether (#2), Rewind (#6), and One Mic (#7)” Nothing Jay Z has ever done or may come out with can touch those lyrically.
Sidebar: Did you notice that everyone who like 2pac (another great lyricist) like Nas. And those people who thought Biggie was better than 2pac like Jay Z?
Now, I’m not going flat out say Jay Z has no talent because he does, he’s a hustler and he knows what to do to make the albums sell. But that doesn’t make him a better lyricist than Nas. Anyone who thinks that has no clue what a good lyricist is.
Granted, I like Jay Z’s “Vol. 2…hard Knock Life” & “Vol. 3…Life and Times of S. Carter”, but I love every album Nas has ever came out with from “Illmatic” to “Untitled Album (N*****)” and any upcoming albums (Distant Relatives) he write after that. I highly doubt I could ever NOT like a Nas album.
And as far as Nas being on Jay Z’s record label….so what? Jay Z recognizes talent. They squashed their beef already..
What’s your take on this? Explain… I’ll try to compose myself and not get too mad if I don’t agree with you. LOL