THE DEFINITION OF RAP AT ITS ALL TIME HIGH..
Brooklyn born..MC, philantropist and entreprenuer.
No one can ever fuck with him...his rhymes..or his people.
This is for the lil bitch who posted up the first definition..
Fuck You Faggot...Jay-Z only throws in a Big line once in a while as a form of dedication as rememberence to the greatest rapper that ever lived.
Nas is gay and and so are you...get your own opinions bitch..listen to "RENEGADE"..i mean Em's verse was hot but gimme a break..
"Just cuz you dont understand him duznt mean that he nice..it just means you dont understand all the bullshit dat he writes..
Is it "OOChi Wali" or is "One Mic" is it "Black Girl Lost" or "shorty owe u fa ice?"
"Yea i know Jay-Z murders him anyday"
"What was the most underated album of all time?"
"Hmmm...well id just have to say "Blueprint 2" by Jay-Z....hottest rhymes, hooks, beats..the whole shit was ill.
"Who is the greatest rapper alive?"
"Jay-Z nigga..what kinda fuckin question is that!?"
I say a B.I.G. verse, I'm only biggin up my brother
Biggin up my borough, I'm big enough to do it
I'm that thorough" --- Very True
DOWNLOAD THE 7 MINUTE FREESTYLE HE DID WITH BIG L AND THEN SAY HES NOT A GOOD RAPPER
also buy Reasonable Doubt and realize its one of the best rap albums ever made, better then Illmatic (barely)
Jay-Z was a hip-hop artist in the 1990's. Jay-Z was pseudonym for Sean Carter, dirivative of his New York childhood nickname, Jazzy.
Jay-Z, over the period of his career in hip-hop, was very successful, and had a slew of hits, such as "Can I Get A..." "Big Pimpin" and "Hard Knock Life". Jay-Z's debut album "Reasonable Doubt" did not receive much success, but much acclaim for those who found the album. His later work was geered more towards a pop-oriented crowd, however, they became more and more successful. His "Blueprint" album was seen as his masterpiece, but not quite topping "Reasonable Doubt". Jay-Z and mogul Damon Dash started Rocafella records. He announced his retirement in early 2004 and "The Black Album" was his last album.
During Jay's career, he engaged in a feud or "beef" with another popular rap artist named Nas. Both MC's were considered applicable opponents for each other, unlike many beefs, and there would be no clear victor if they were to ever MC battle. Many people decided to take sides on this fight, while many stayed neutral.
This posters opinion:
I like Jay-Z. Though I always like the hip-hop stylings of Public Enemy, Run D.M.C, A Tribe Called Quest, and the Beastie Boys better, I still have an amount of respect for him being a known pop-oriented rapper and still making good albums and keeping a certain amount of street credibility. As for what side I take on the feud, I'm going to go with Jay. Though I do thoroughly enjoy Nas and his "Illmatic", I feel that Jay just made better albums than Nas, which is a factor which is very important to me.