Today In Hip-Hop: Nas Goes After Jay Z In “Ether” Response

On this day, December 18, in hip-hop history... 2001: One of hip-hop's greatest rap feuds ever, Nas vs. Jay Z goes down in history. After Jay released "Takeover," a diss track aimed at Nas and Prodigy of Mobb Deep off his sixth studio album, The Blueprint, the world waited for a response from the God's Son. He would later release "Ether," a response toward Jay Z, which is off of his fifth studio album, Stillmatic. Stillmatic—released in the wake of a series of commercially successful, yet critically panned LPs, 10 years ago—finally saw Nas find his footing between record sales and acclaim with "Ether" as ...

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