So. Who’s marketing game is stronger, Jay-Z or 50 Cent? Tough question huh? Jay just caused a month and a half of some of the wildest beef speculation we’ve ever seen. The last time I remember there being this much speculation about beef was when a little tune called Piggy Bank was still just a rumor. Wow. Jay and Nas onstage. It would be so much better if we didn’t all expect it, but damn it’s still good. I consider me not getting tickets to this show one of the low points of my career.
Here’s a round up of what happened from what I’ve read elsewhere:
Jay: "It’s bigger than ‘I declare war.’ It’s like the muthafuckin’ president presenting the United Nations. Let’s go, Esco!"
Nas comes out and they perform Dead Presidents.
Nas does The World is Yours, New York State of Mind, etc.
Diddy and Nas do Hate Me Now.
The LOX, Sauce Money and Jay-Z perform Reservoir Dogs.
The LOX and Diddy do Benjamins.
Kanye and Paul Wall come out for Drive Slow.
Jay and Young Jeezy do Go Crazy.
Jay doesn’t diss anybody…
At the end of the day do I feel cheated? Sure. I read and heard and had quite a few theories on who would feel Hov’s wrath tonight, but everybody seems to have missed the obvious target: nobody. So even though I feel mislead, whose fault is it? Jay-Z’s? Or mine, for buying into it? To tell you the truth, who cares? Nas and Jay just did Dead Presidents, together, on stage. I’ll get over it.
"That beef shit is wack…We did that, we had fun. Now lets get this money." – Jay-Z