Reasonable Doubt added a whole nother dimension to the rap game....
unparalled @ the time.
His perspective was like no one before him and i don't even like the n*ggaz music now.
So to say that jay didn't pop until the city is mine is laughable. you must be fourteen.
you speaking off articles you read, i'm speaking from memory.
this is laughable... you forget Jay-z was rapping all fast a la fu shnickens/bone thug.. till nas dropped the whole mafioso sh*t
"To hold the mic I'm throbbin, mechanical movement
Understandable smooth sh*t that murderers move wit
The thief's theme, play me at night, they won't act right
The fiend of hip-hop has got me stuck like a crack pipe
The mind activation, react like I'm facin time like
'Pappy' Mason with pens I'm embracin" Nas- The world is Yours
Jay was/is Nas biggest fan... Nas declined a verse and video appearance.. made jigga sample the GOAT twice!... and ever since he felt a certain way... jigga didnt pop till late 98