Nas looked back on his long-running feud with Jay-Z in a track on his latest album King’s Disease III.
The LP, which was released Friday, addresses the song Thun’s since-squashed beef, in which he raps about burying the hatchet and learning to appreciate the craft of their old diss tracks.
“No beef or rivals, they play ether on TIDAL / Brothers can do anything if they choose / In a Range Rover, they dissect bars of Takeover / Sometimes I text Hova like, ‘N****, this isn’t over yet … Laugh!’ he raps, via TMZ.
Memories: Nas, 49, looked back on his old feud with Jay-Z, 52, on the song Thun from his latest LP King’s Disease III, which was released on Friday; Seen in LA in 2015
Nas’ latest song references the two most significant diss tracks traded between the respected rappers.
Though Jay-Z has since sold his stake in Tidal, he was previously a major investor in the streaming platform.
Their feud reportedly began in the mid-1990s when Jay-Z was recording his debut studio album, Reasonable Doubt.
Jay-Z (born Shawn Carter) asked Nas (born Nasir Jones) to be a part of the song “Bring It On,” but Nas never showed up on the recordings, which apparently upset Jay.
But it wasn’t until Nas released his second album It Was Written that their budding feud made it onto the record.
On opening track The Message, Nas raps “Lex with TV sets the minimum,” which appeared to be a reference to Jay, who previously mentioned a Lexus on “Can I Live” and featured one in his video for Dead Presidents II, according to Distractify .
Looking back: “No beef or rivals, they play ether on TIDAL / Brothers can do anything if they choose / In a Range Rover, they dissect bars of Takeover / Sometimes I text Hova like, ‘N****, that’s it’ Stop… laughing!’ he raps about TMZ; Seen at Coachella in 2014
New Music: The Latest Song from Nas references the two most significant diss tracks traded between the respected rappers
Nas confirmed this during a 2016 interview with Complex, in which he recalled seeing Jay-Z driving around in a Lexus with a TV.
“At that point I gave up my Lexus and was looking for the next best thing. It wasn’t a shot at Jay but it was just to say that’s the minimum you have to have,” he explained.
But it wasn’t until the new millennium that the rappers’ feud exploded with the releases of Jay-Z’s The Blueprint and Nas’ Stillmatic.
On The Blueprint album track Takeover, Jay-Z references samples from Nas’ classic song The World Is Yours on Reasonable Doubt’s Dead Presidents II.
“So yeah I sampled your voice, you used it wrong / You made it a hot line, I made it a hot song,” he raps.
Harsh: On 2001 The Blueprint, Jay mocked Nas after sampling his earlier song The World Is Yours before criticizing it for failing to live up to his classic debut Illmatic; seen in NYC in August
‘Use your brain! You said you were in that ten / I was in five, get smarter,” he continues, making sure there’s no mistaking who he’s replying to.
‘Four albums in ten years n****? I can share / That’s one every let’s say two, two of those were due / One was close, the other was Illmatic / That’s a hot album every ten years on average / And that’s so (lame!) N*** Turn on your flow / your s*** is trash but you try to kick knowledge?
Nas responded to Stillmatic with the even more brutal album track Ether.
The track contained several homophobic slurs against Jay, whom he referred to as “Gay-Z” while using other slurs, and also slammed Jay as a misogynist.
Jay later responded with the track Supa Ugly, in which he claimed to have carried on a multi-year affair with Na’s then-girlfriend Carmen Bryan.
Nasty: Nas follows him with 2001’s Stillmatic track Ether, which contained numerous homophobic slurs against Jay. He also accused him of being a misogynist; seen in Atlanta in September
The actual feud lasted only a few more years, and the two seemed to end it in 2005 when Jay-Z brought Nas on stage at a New Jersey stop on his I Declare War tour to shake hands with him.
Since then, the two have returned to their friendly ways and have collaborated on several songs.
Nas even formed a sort of business partnership with Jay when he left Columbia Records and joined Def Jam, where Jay was president at the time.
More recently, the two teamed up on DJ Khaled 2001 to edit Sorry Not Sorry.
No more: The real feud lasted only a few more years, and the two seemed to end it in 2005 when Jay-Z brought Nas onstage at a New Jersey stop on his I Declare War tour to shake hands with him admit ; seen in 2011
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