U mad tho?
Depends on what school of thought you come from. Jay is just too clever and witty. Nasir verses aren't layered. Very seldom does he incorporate the wit that Hov does. Jay's subtle wordplay flies over people's head for years. Take a Nas quotable for instance "Overnight thugs bug cause they ain't promised sh*t..." No doubt a very ill line, buts its straight forward. It doesn't require you to try to decipher it. Whereas Jay may hit you with something like "Over my years I've seen rooks get taken by the knight lose their crown by trying to defend the queen" thats a double entendre plus an enthymematic reference, and very clever. Some individuals like yourself value a poetic style emcee. Others such as myself place a premium on wit, cleverness, and great use of the major alliterative devices.