Nas and Jay-Z’s feud is widely regarded as one of the most well-known in hip-hop history.
The rivalry between big-name stars in the genres becomes an important part of the genre’s heritage throughout the 1990s. Whether it’s Drake vs. Kanye West or 2Pac vs. Biggie, the battles are always accompanied by tense moments and some of the most memorable music.
At various points in their careers, Nas and Jay-Z’s relationship has devolved into a rivalry. They’ve thrown insults at each other numerous times, making their feud the focus of fans’ attention throughout.
But now that both rappers are considered GOAT (greatest of all time) contenders, they appear to be embroiled in another historic feud.
Nas, whose real name is Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, tied Beyonce’s husband for a major Billboard 200 record this week, according to AllHipHop.
“King’s Disease III” by Nas debuted at number 10 on the Billboard 200, selling 29,000 copies in its first week.
This is the Crown Heights, New York native’s 16th Top 10 appearance. Nas and Jay-Z now share the record for the most Top 10 projects by a Hip-Hop music artist.
“It Was Written,” the “If I Ruled the World” rapper’s first Top 10 album, debuted in 1996. That second studio album topped the charts for four weeks.
“The Firm: The Album,” “I Am…,” “Hip Hop is Dead,” “Untitled,” and “Life Is Good” are among Nas’ six number ones.
Meanwhile, Jay-Z has the number one most albums as a solo artist. The “New York” rapper has had 14 number ones in his career. Meanwhile, The Beatles have the most hits (19), followed by Drake (12).
It’s unclear whether Nas and Jay-feud Z’s is over, as the latter casually honored Nas with a TIDAL-exclusive playlist that included 24 songs and a tribute to Nas.
Nas, who is not only a rapper but also a songwriter, businessman, and investor, has a net worth of $70 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
According to Forbes, his inclusion in the Celebrity 100 is due to his investment in Ring, the virtual doorbell company that Amazon purchased for $1.1 million.
However, as a record producer and the founder of the talent and entertainment agency Roc Nation, Jay-Z has a net worth of $1.3 billion.