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]
Nas' documentary about the making of his iconic album Illmatic, 'Time Is Illmatic' will be hitting the road alongside the rapper later on this fall where he'll also be playing the album in full. If it isn't coming to your city, you'll be able to watch it in the comfort of your own home beginning 3 October. [read more]
Nas announces 'Illmatic XX' and 'Time Is Illmatic' to commemorate his legendary album's 20th Anniversary
Illmatic turns 20 this year, and Nas will help everyone celebrate and prep their anniversary articles by releasing a special two disc 20th Anniversary Edition of the album titled Illmatic XX through Sony Legacy. [read more]