The early 2000s witnessed one of the greatest rivalries in hip-hop. But as leaders, role models, and grown men, the lyrical gauntlets eventually made way for an evolving friendship.
Looking back at those events, it’s obvious that there was always mutual respect between the two New York lyricists. Let’s take a look at five great moments where mutual admiration between Nasir Jones and Shawn Carter. What difference a decade makes.