Video: The Time Nas Wanted to Lynch Jay-Z

For years we’ve heard about how Hot 97 shut down Nas’ plans to lynch Jay in effigy at Summer Jam 2002, and now we have some footage that gives us an idea of what the crowd was in for that day. Here’s a short clip that shows some of the preperations that went into the stunt: the creation of the Jay-Z dummy and the accompanying gallows from which it was supposed to swing.

The lynching never happened and Nas refused to perform, but the resulting fall-out stands as a turning point in New York Rap history. The incident helped to fuel the ongoing Jay/Nas beef and Nas’ visit to Power 105.1 to air out Flex and company helped to establish that station as a legitimate player in New York radio. Fast forward 10 years and the drama is considerably less meaningful.

Previously: KING’s Nas Feature Excerpts


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8 Responses to “Video: The Time Nas Wanted to Lynch Jay-Z”

  1. Hoskins Says:

    nas lost

  2. Yasser Pair-a-gats Says:

    Black eyeballs – mark of the beast – I knew Camel was Illuminatti!

    *adjusts tin foil cap*

  3. cOLD Says:

    nas lost

    *smokes high grade weed*
    *smashes exotic models*
    *pushes bently’s*
    *favorite rapper favorite rapper* (nice mixtape name btw)
    *never worked a 9-5*
    *traveled the globe*
    *made classics with Wu, Mobbdeep*

    *loses*

  4. Yasser Pair-a-gats Says:

    These white people taking special joy in hanging the wax effigy of a negro.

    Just saying.

    It’s like these niccas enjoy their job “too” much.

  5. cOLD Says:

    if that would’ve happened, Jay might notta bounced back.

  6. Hoskins Says:

    Suprising how technical the whole plan was, must have cost quite a bit.

    I wonder who financed it?

  7. b Says:

    530 van buren

  8. ADVENT Says:

    Hip Hop is dead

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