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Jay-Z vs. Nas
Fightin' Words: "My mother can't save you this time" ('Blueprint 2,' Jay-Z)
The death of Notorious B.I.G. brought resentment between Jay-Z and Nas to the surface, as both rappers vied for the unofficial title of King of New York. Lyrics alluding to Jay-Z's familiarity with Nas's ex set off a volley of disses, including 'Ether,' on which Nas questioned Jay's manhood. When Jay again played the girlfriend card, his mother demanded he apologize. Despite lingering ill will, the two sides announced a truce in 2005; Nas is now signed to Def Jam, Jay-Z's label.
Judges' Decision: Jay-Z, who can buy any judge he wants