Watch Old Footage of Nas Hanging A Jay-Z effigy
A new clip has surfaced online today dating back to 2002 when hip-hop was witnessing one of the biggest rap beefs to date. Taking things to another level Nas had ordered a special effects team to design a Jay-Z effigy and gallows in which he planned to use for his Hot 97 Summer Jam performance, staging a Jay-Z hanging. The stunt was subsequently stopped by producers. The two had been feuding since Jay-Z delivered his Blueprint track, 'Takeover'. This prompted Nas to respond with his 'Stillmatic' freestyle and 'Ether'. Jay-Z followed with 'Supa Ugly'.
After years of backlash and dissing Jay-Z finally ending the feud when he signed Nas in 2006 to Def Jam. [via Fact]
Listen to 'Holy Grail' by Jay-Z featuring Justin Timberlake and those Nirvana lyrics, plus full album stream
In the early hours of this morning, Jay-Z's new album Magna Carta Holy Grail was released via a Samsung app. Sadly, early reports are suggesting it's not too great. [read more]
Diddy tops the annual list with a massive $50 million over the last 12 months. [read more]
If Jay-Z has a problem these days, it still ain't a 'bitch', but more that he put out an album at roughly the same time as Kanye, and it wasn't quite as good. Or at least, that was the verdict en masse, although we all have opinions. [read more]
Abramovic LLC Director Giuliano Argenziano explained to the Gallerist that the musician intends to "offer the institute some other form of ongoing support," setting up a "long-durational collaboration," while a Roc Nation spokesperson only confirmed that "Mr. Carter is confirmed to make a donation." [read more]