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Dame Dash Shares His Thoughts On Nas & "Ether" (VIDEO)


(AllHipHop News) The classic rap battle between Nas and Jay Z is still one of the most talked about subjects in Hip Hop, and when the individuals that were directly involved in the situation give their thoughts about the topic it still becomes news.

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The latest person with first-hand knowledge of “Nas vs. Jay” to weigh in is Roc-A-Fella co-founder Dame Dash. Speaking with BET, Dame shares the Roc’s and his own reactions to the Nas diss track “Ether.”

“He was the only person that got a Jay,” said Dame. “Trust me we didn’t like it. We did not like it over there. I couldn’t speak to Jay for like two weeks. I had to leave.”

Dame also praises Nas for going head-to-head with Jay when the Brooklyn emcee was one of the most popular rappers in the game.

“We were undefeated until then, so I got to give him props as a warrior,” added Dame. “That n***a went up against Jay Z when Jay Z was at the height. So he’s a battle rap god warrior.”

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Watch Dame Dash’s interview below.

 

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  • Product of Da Reagan Era

    “Queens niggas run you b!tc#e$ just ask Russell Simmons”

    • SBRon

      Trouble is, Nas don’t run shit…

      • Ike smith

        So you say. Jay got more cash but it was bout the skills and nas ate that ass. Really yo

      • SBRon

        So YOU say…We could go back & forth on that. I’m going back to the beginning when I say Nas don’t run shit…Jay paying MC Serch for the Nas sample? And, 20 years later, I’m not sure if dude is any wiser…

      • SopasDePollo

        Jay got a sample of Nas after Nas and AZ kept turning him down to be on RD. get your facts right

      • ShortDogg

        You are just plain dumb!

    • BALLER ✔️

      Yeah but Nas signed to jay z now so brooklyn nigga JAY Z runs NAS now!! Lol

  • Eli Pinilla

    Dame diddy

  • RichFromBX

  • Jay made it personal with that condom on the baby seat line. That made Nas black out on his ass.

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  • Papi Peligro

    Awkward turn in song.
    88 you was getting chased through your building
    calling my crib I ain’t even give my number
    ALL I DID WAS GIVE YOU A STYLE FOR YOU TO RUN WITH IT

    Man ETHER was the outline on how you break a man down. No sleeping with dudes female ain’t it. Getting your lyrical father to write spanking lyrics against you. That’s a bad a man.

    • johnblacksad

      me no understand

      • Papi Peligro

        Jaz O wrote that verse. That’s why nobody could figure out how Jay Z was calling Nas in 88. The tongue used in is that yo chick was Jaz O style. Then Jaz O told the truth on him no pies no cars just Hawaiian shirts.

    • Live Well

      Totally agree with that sleeping with a mans female not being some kinda win in Hip Hop. Not to mention half these clowns sleep with a man’s ex and think they won.

      • Tbones

        Exactly. Its only in hiphop that niggas think bagging another mans sloppy seconds is cool n to bragged about. If I did that, I def wont be bragging to d world.

      • Naw man I think it has more to do with knowing what buttons to push on certain types of guys….If u know this cat that was sucker for love over sum bum broad, it would sting him a lil more personally if he was to find out u banging her out while he playing captain save em

    • Tbones

      Dudes baby Mama, ex, sloppy seconds, not gf or wife d time. I wonder what the pride is in that for some peeps.

      • SopasDePollo

        He sleeps with his ex, begs him to be on a record with him and calls him a gay model because Nas was modeling Willie Esco gear. Me thinks Jay was obsessed with Nas and took the female route when Nas kept turning him down. Would also explain why he almost cried on Hot 97 after her heard Ether. He didn’t stress the whole song, just the lines where Nas said that he was ugly. Hmmm, I might be onto something lol

  • Truth Powell

    Whats up with Dame, he’s looking sickly nowadays.

    • Lou Velazquez

      he getting old lol

  • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    QUEENS!!!! Shout out to Dame! Harlem I see you!

    • brotha_man

      you can see all that from Rhode Island??? Oh, Sarah Palin I can see Russia from my back yard a$$ Ni@@a

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        u stay being a hater……….. WHere are you from? Exactly son!

      • brotha_man

        Minneapolis by way of Naptown

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        East St Paul, that was my old stomping grounds 90-92… before we moved back to NY.. nicca I had all them Twins gears for them rings! Kirby Puckett nicca!

      • johnblacksad

        It was probably you getting stomped in reality… smh

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        I was taking niccas starter jackets while Ur African azz was avoiding right guard like it was the plague.

      • Gotta give u that one….lmao for a nigga even using right guard

      • Terrance Goodman

        I see you really been to Sota east St. Paul still hood.
        But don’t come back

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Yeah they get busy no doubt. I use to live by this U.S. Army Reserve armory bldg or something like that. Its beside a huge hill with a bunch of apartments on it. That was my block.

      • brotha_man

        east st paul live….prob why they ran u out

      • Terrance Goodman

        Twin city stand up south side

      • GQ

        MN Lame as fuk bruh. The worst 5 months of my life.

      • brotha_man

        i guess it depends on what u doing who u know. me and my people str8

      • Terrance Goodman

        Gotta know ppl or anywhere lame

      • brotha_man

        roosevelt high school bruh

      • Terrance Goodman

        All day !

  • johnblacksad

    Oh man… this is like offering Hov’s head on a plate… of course Dame is gonna take them cheap shots!

    This debate ain’t even fun no more…

    • j_pullia

      how is it a cheap shot? he’s just being honest

    • SopasDePollo

      Jay and Dame settled their differences.

  • Reblogged this on HUEY mix wit RILEY.

  • Tbones

    Is he Dame Diddy, Dame daddy or a dame dummy, oh I get it, you Biggie and hes puffy. lol
    Thumbs up to Dame for keeping it real with his answer, unlike some suckers out there with their revisionist bs.

  • Live Well

    Maybe now this so called debate about who won can be over.

    • ShortDogg

      I know right! Ether!!!!!!

  • onlyrealshh

    he aint speak to jay for 2 weaks we was undefeated. carmen was a groupie nas met her when he was nas not nasir. and jay was kissing her licking her and laying up with her. he was her friend. her words. but ether was ether. and jay started but nas finish him flawless victory!

  • onlyrealshh

    and it’s misspelled on purpose it was the 1st kink in their armor.

  • j_pullia

    That’s how you keep it real! Unlike Memphis Weak. dame will be back with something great because he’s relentless.

  • Did anybody catch this? Dame basically admitted that Jay got his ass kicked by Nas. Wow. Before it was on some, “Oh Jay didn’t respond to Ether. Jay’s response was a freestyle so Nas didn’t win”. It’s funny how time changes sh*t.

    • Tbones

      Yeah time indeed changes things. That time Dame had to ride for the time no matter what, today hes not obligated to do so.

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  • RobJMars

    Ether ruffled feathers… Takeover was pretty factual though.

    • Tbones

      I want to take u up on the factual bit. I hope u can back ur statement up.
      what made takeover so factual n ether not?

      • RobJMars

        Jay went in on Nas’s career. Big him up on Illmatic and dropped him as his record sales were on the decline since Illmatic. The verse zero’d in on Nas’s career… and it was factual. Even the Tech 9 line, even Large Pro confessed to that. Ether on the other hand… just got underneath Jay’s skin… Ether was hot and explosive… but Takeover actually outlines Jigga’s strategy in the game as a business and as an artist to simply… Takeover.

      • Tbones

        Ok, quick rebuttal on ur sales talk. Not that sales matters like that
        Illmatic- 94 (platinum)
        IWW- 96 (3x platinum)
        I Am- 99(2xplatinum) 500k first week
        Nastradamus-99 (platinum plus)
        Since u wanna be factual, ther u go. Nuff said
        Btw, Large pro aint confess shit. lol.

      • rocnation30

        OK…REASONABLE DOUBT- 2x platinum
        IN MY LIFETIME VOL 1-(PLATINUM)
        HARD KNOCK LIFE VOL2- 5x PLATINUM (GRAMMY FOR BEST RAP ALBUM) NAS DONT HAVE NOT ONE GRAMMY BY THE WAY)
        HARD KNOCK VOL 3- 3x PLATINUM
        THE DYNASTY- 2x PLATINUM
        BLUEPRINT-2x PLATINUM
        BLUEPRINT2-2x PLATINUM
        THE BLACK ALBUM-3x PLATINUM
        KINDOM COME-2xPLATINUM(680,000 FIRST WEEK)
        AMERICAN GANGSTER- PLATINUM
        BLUEPRINT 3- 2xPLATINUM
        MAGNA CARTER HOLY GRAIL- PLATINUM.

        MORE HITS THAN ELVIS…MY DUDE IS GREAT…..OH YEAH U LEFT OFF A FEW OF NAS ALBUMS…

        DISTANT RELATIVE- 200,000 COPIES
        UNTITLED ALBUM- 500,000
        LIFE IS GOOD-354,000

      • Tbones

        Numbskull, my reply was to debunk the nigga that said Nas was declining in sales and popularity after Illmatic, hence why I posted from Illmatic to Nastradamus. Now u can go and play lil man.
        BTW, I hope u getting paid for promoting rocnation. lol

      • rocnation30

        I kno that … It wasn’t a shot at u more everyone who didn’t agree… And rocnation does pay me by the way……check my book dropping in a few months…

      • Tbones

        Hahaha good for you b, but aint checking no book though. Lol

      • SopasDePollo

        Since when are opinions considered to be “factual?” If so, what doesn’t make ether factual? Quit being a rider

      • RobJMars

        Far from a rider, I actually grew up listening to Nas and prefer Ether over Takeover. I’m a critic and I love battles, quit being childish. lol

      • SopasDePollo

        Childish? You claim takeover is factual yet you don’t tell us why. Seems like you’re pretty biased

      • ShortDogg

        Nas was never a big selling dude! That is why we love Nas! Just google Nas dude, just google. All of Jay’s albums and shit that he accomplished is no where near Nas’ street love and credit with album illmatic. Nas set his own bar too high for even himself to duplicate! Ether is still being mention today by young rap artists when they battle. The young homies does not mention Takeover! They say I am going to Ether the dude! Nas won that shit. It is proven by today’s young rap artists,

      • rocnation30

        WHY??? U SOUND LIKE A HATER…HIPHOP IS A SPORT…U HAVE TO COMPARE A NIGGA ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO FIND OUT WHOS BETTER…JUST LIKE KOBE VS JORDAN…WE COULD ARGUE ALL DAY BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY WHO GOT MORE RINGS , MORE CHAMPIONSHIPS, MORE FINALS MVPS, ETC ETC ETC THATS THE SAME WAY WE BREAK DOWN WHOS BETTER IN THIS SPORT OF HIPHOP…

      • poview

        Illmatic took 2 years to go gold. It was written went gold in less than two months maybe less than a month. I am went basically gold in a week. Nastradamus was platinum in a month. No decline bro…these are facts.

      • rocnation30

        I AGREEE,…..FINALLY SOMEONE THAT KNOWS HIPHOP

    • RobJMars

      Both were hot

    • southphillysol

      Takeover was better because it was factual….

      • Tbones

        only in ur stanish mind.

      • GQ

        Anelka, you still at it I see.

      • ShortDogg

        you are dumb. How? What make you think it was factual? Explain dummy!

      • MossbergShottie

        Jay stans say Takeover was factual and Ether had only insults… Both tracks had facts and insults… one hot album every 10 years aint factual… Illmatic wasnt even a hot album….Calling Nas lame aint factual.. Nas falling from the top might have been a fact, but Nas’ mother was dying at the time so he was chillin for a min.. Niggas dont know that back in the It Was Written and I AM days, Nas had the rap game by the balls.. but he fell back because he aint like his sound when it came to that commercial music.. If he had went the same direction as Jay, there would be no argument who’s better

      • rocnation30

        BUT HE DIDNT TAKE SAME DIRECTION…SO LOOK WHAT HAPPENED ??? ONE BECAME THE OTHERS BOSS AT DEF JAM…SMFH

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  • ShortDogg

    Well there you have it folks! From the main man himself Mr. Dash. Ether is the shit that burn slow. Nas won that battle hands down with one record. So now, please can you guys get off of Nas’s “Love Thing!” Nas is the greatest to ever do it. Point blank! No one will never touch Ether as a battle rap record, no one will ever touch illmatic as the greatest hip hop album, and finally no one will touch Nas as the greatest rapper ever! Who cares about sales and material things when you do this shit from the heart. We are talking about pure lyricism here. Dude writing freaking stories backwwards. How can you mess with that?? When Nas came out every one wanted to spit like Nas. Dude is cemented! Dude is the real KING OF THE ENTIRE RAP GAME!

    • Just cuz Dame said so?

      • ShortDogg

        But Big Homie, he was not the only one. We are talking about the same guys in Jay’s camp. Come on, you know the dudes have love for Jay. I rather have dudes in my camp to tell the truth about something than smile in my face and be fake! I respect Dame for that!!! Dude showing he is a real ni66a and dude! He love Jay but his shit came from the heart!!! You have to respect that! You have to respect it! Sorry to you, but Nas won! It is proven I don’t hate Jay. Dude is a killer, but Nas is that mad beast! “F” is King of this rap jungle!

      • rocnation30

        niggas is stupid dame dash says NAS is great an everyone agrees….lmfao…GTFO…JAY is the GOAT

      • MossbergShottie

        LOL Jay the GOAT? Why? Cuz he got money? LMAO.. Nigga YOU stupid.. So you saying Nas aint great? If you think Jay-Z is better, thats one thing, but Nas IS one of the greats whether Dame said it or not nigga…and when Nas is on his A game, Jay not fuckin wit him period!

      • rocnation30

        GUESS WHAT ??? U SAID WHEN NAS IS ON HIS A GAME….REAL RAPPERS OR HIPHOP ARTIST ARE ALWAYS ON THEIR A GAME…JAY STAYS ON HIS “A” GAME….THATS THE REASON FOR NAS’S SO SO CAREER….NOT TAKING ANYTHING FROM NAS HE IS GOOD , BUT NO JAY …..AND I WASNT SAYING HE WAS BETTER BECAUSE JAY IS WORTH 500 MILLION….I WAS JUST SAYING OVERALL MY DUDE…MONEY , RECORDS SOLD, HITS, ALBUMS, POPULARITY…WHATEVER U WANNA COMPARE….

      • ShortDogg

        Dog! Dog! What rappers are on their A game in this music business. Go back on Jay’s run the last 5 years and tell me who did he connect with… Please go back and tell me! You will look stupid! Jay only got on records and artists that were hot! I do respect Jays game because he has fans like you stupid! Ask 50!

      • rocnation30

        LISTEN JAY DONT NEED NO ARTIST TO HELP PUSH HIS CAREER…CMON STOP LYING TO YOURSELF…THE MAN IS 44 YEARS OLD AND SOLD A MILLION RECORDS IN ONE DAY OFF OF DIGITAL DOWNLOADS….NOW ILL ASK U, U FIND A RAPPER THATS 44 YEARS OLD AN STILL RUNNIN RAP????…ILL WAIT??? OR 44 YEARS OLD STILL SELLING A MILLION RECORDS PERIOD??? PEOPLE DONT EVEN BUY ALBUM ANYMORE THEY STEAL EM….AN HE SELLS A MILLION IN A DAY???? IM A LEAVE U WITH THIS I ONLY REALLY LISTEN TO 4 RAPPERS JAY, YEEZY, ROSS, AND DRAKE,…THE REST OF THE RAPPERS IE..YA KENDRICK LAMARS, BIG SEAN, SAGE THE GEMINI, GUCCI MANE, AN WHOEVER ELSE IS LEFT I JUST DOWNLOAD WHATEVRER ONE HIT THEY GOT AN KEEP PUSHIN..BECAUSE THEY ALBUMS BE PURE WORTHLESS…

      • Guest

        There’s nothing rong with being entertained. But that’s as far as you’ll get with the post ether hov. This country feeds off entertainment so of course Jay z is gonna be more popular and as a result sell more records. It’s trendy to listen to Jay even when his music is Luke warm at best. And a majority of listeners just wanna be down with whatever is trending. Not to take anything away from his talent because other than nas, he is the Top 5. It’s all about entertainment or enlightenment. The same battle between big and pac. Nas music relates to real people And real issues. jays music relates to people who want to fantasies about things they wish they could afford.

      • ShortDogg

        Tell why you say Jay is the goat when the fact do not back you up! I mean are you talking about Jay’s business moves, his materials things, his number one albums, he gets on everyone album or just a record that is currently hot, or you just like the dude in general.

      • rocnation30

        i don’t know him to really like him in general/……but i will say i am a fan of his music …why??? because i love originality an consistency…jay has been the same since the 90″s an still got madd followers jay is the true ultimate MC…buy my book when it drops this summer it’ll explain more… oh yeah…CRISTAL, RANGE ROVERS, BUTTON UPS, AUDIMARS WATCHES, ……TRUE TREND SETTTER… over 10 platinum albums back to back……JAYZ TRUELY THE GREATEST

      • ShortDogg

        You are a materialistic ni66a! I hope you don’t write a book like that garbage above. Anyway, a true MC speaks to and touch people in a certain way. Jay has never did a song or album creatively that talk history or empower people. He was and is scared to take risks like Nas. Yes, Nas lost a few followers with the risks he took but that is why we love Nas. He goes against the grain but still garner unprecedented artistically reviews by institutions, professors, educated students and across colleges. They want to know his writing style and stories of the hard elements of the streets. No one paint a better picture than Nas. Nas is like Sugar Hill Gang but as one MC. He identified the struggles of America. The dude raps and teach our street kids broh!!! If you google Jay and Nas musically for the streets it is not even comparable. I am not saying I dislike Jay and he is a good rapper but again pound for pound lyrically, content, storytelling ability, and substance Nas spank that ass with his music for the people and rap fans abroad. I agree with 50. Jay only go with the trend on what is hot in music. True musicians go against the grain!!! Jay would never take a chance with an album called Ni66a, Distance Relatives, and Hip Hop is Dead! You know it and I know it. Nas did this shit and he is still hot and relevant. Now let us see if Jay can pull it off. He can’t! Jay is not historically inclined with the world. Jay know that is not what rap fans want to hear. Now you see! Nas put his shit through his music with word play! Jay cannot! Now that is why Nas is greater! Nas is the truest MC. He is the people’s champ!!

      • rocnation30

        HIPHOP,RAP, WHATEVER U WANNA CALL IT IS SPORT …. WHEN U TAKE 2 ARTIST AND COMPARE THEM U HAVE TO COMPARE THE 2 ARTISTS BY THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS… THATS IN EVERY ASPECT OF HOW U LOOK AT ANYTHING….MEN LIE WOMEN LIE NUMBERS DONT….JAY BEAT NAS ON ANY PLATFORM U LOOK AT AND THATS JUST BEING PLAIN REAL…ALL NAS FANS SAY THEY SAME THING ..THEY NAS TRIED DIFFERENT THINGS , HE WNET AGAINST THE GRAIN , HE TOOK CHANCES…WHO CARES AT THE END OF THE DAY THE NUMBERS DONT MATCH …DONT GET MADD ITS JUST FACTS…IM GONNA BE HONEST WITH I LIKE NAS I HAVE ALL HIS ALBUMS …BUT HE JUST DONT COMPARE TO JAY Z..PERIOD

      • rocnation30

        IN RAP U MEASURE A ARTIST RELEVANCY BY HOW MANY PEOPLE PURCHASE THE ALBUM OR RECORD…I KNOW SOMEBODY GONNA GET MADD WHEN I SAY THAT BUT GUESS WHAT ITS THE TRUTH…WHEN NO ONE IS BUYING YOUR RECORDS THAT MEANS NO ONE WANTS TO LISTEN TO YOU..IT ALSO SHOWS THE SIZE OF YOUR FAN BASE..TRUE FACTS I KNOW IT HURTS BUT TRUE FACTS

  • ShortDogg

    Nas run this Rap Shit!

    • rocnation30

      u mean jay z does..

      • MossbergShottie

        On wax, Nas runs it… Jay-Z runs it from a business sense..

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  • MsGV

    I love Ether. Nas bodied him and Jay Z’s comeback was so lame. I couldn’t listen to it. I had to hear Ether again because its been years..gosh Nas was good. He said Jay Z couldn’t grow a mustache. Who notices that? lol