I like how you sneak dissed...
If this happened 20 years ago, they wouldn't be together now days and Nas would be irrelevant than a mug a long time ago... Keeping it real
How was that a sneak diss.. it was the truth.. nobody was *really* checking for Jay until 97-98
and Nas was... well, Nas..
Soon as BIG died it became a war for the crown and yall know the rest of the story.
So, I agree.. it couldn't have been "cool from the beginning" rappers are far too egotistical, and the throne seat is far too valuable and too tempting for people who are suppose to be competiton to ignore; being "friends" and everything.
Different neighborhoods' emcees f!ghting for the top spot in the most important city in hip-hop.
Just my opinion