Who won the legendary rap beef between Jay-Z and Nas?
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Who won the legendary rap beef between Jay-Z and Nas?

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Jay-Z and Nas had one of the greatest rap beefs of all time, leaving hip-hop heads split on whose side they were on. When Jay-Z was at the height of his commercial success in the early 2000s, he bragged about surpassing a "has-been" Nas on "The Blueprint," his magnum opus. But Nas clapped back on the classic diss track "Ether," released on December 4, 2001. While the rappers squashed their beef in 2005, who won the rap feud? 🎤

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Below are some explicit, but notable lyrics to "Takeover," per Genius.

🎶I know you miss it Nas the (fame). But along with celebrity comes about 70 shots to your frame. Nigga, you a (lame). You's the fag model for Karl Kani, Esco ads. Went from Nasty Nas to Esco's trash.🎶

Below are some explicit, but significant lyrics to "Ether," per Genius.

🎶Fuck Jay Z! (What's up, niggas? Ayo, I know you ain't talkin' about me, dog. You? What?!) Fuck Jay Z! (You been on my dick, nigga. You love my style, nigga). Fuck Jay Z! 🎶
🎶When these streets keep callin', heard it when I was sleep. That this Gay-Z and Cock-a-Fella Records wanted beef. Started cockin' up my weapon, slowly loadin' up this ammo. To explode it on a camel and his soldiers. I can handle this for dolo, and his manuscript just sound stupid. When KRS already made an album called Blueprint (dick!). First Biggie's your man, then you got the nerve to say. That you better than B.I.G. Dick-suckin' lips, why don't you let the late great veteran live? 🎶
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