Jay and Nas may be friends now, but it wasn’t always like that! In the early 2000’s, the two went to war on wax, spawning classic beef tracks “Super Ugly” and more notably, “Ether.” As Mr. Jones approaches the 10th anniversary of his Stillmatic album next week, XXL sat down with him to discuss a variety of topics. Check out an excerpt regarding Jigga below.

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XXL: You and Jay are friends now. Do you ever talk about “Ether?” Like, “Oh, you got me with that line.”
Nas: Not really. I mean, I think right now anybody who’s made it from the ’80s era, the ’90s, got into hip-hop and still stickin’ around and still here, still feelin’ great about life… I think that’s enough. I think anybody today, any peer of mine is just appreciative of the life that we’ve made for ourselves. We didn’t know anything. We didn’t know that this was gonna be the outcome, that we’d be around at this time doing what we’re doin’. I think everybody’s just on that page.

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