In a recent chat with LeBron James, Steve Stoute, and more, the new school rapper spoke on Hov’s debut album, saying “Jay Z wasn’t great when Tupac and Biggie was alive.” He continued, “It was Biggie, Tupac, Ice Cube. [Reasonable Doubt] wasn’t hot until [Tupac and Biggie] died.”
Clearly, he knew what a controversial statement he’d just made, so he explained a little bit further, adding, “I’m saying at that time, [it wasn’t hot]. They always go back for your classic album. When Nas dropped his first album, it was great then… When I Ruled The World came out, it was the best then. You have to go back and listen to Reasonable Doubt and [think] this the best shit ever.”
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