“Just be still… And it will be bestowed upon you.” – Large Professor
When it comes to Hip Hop, it’s always very interesting and intriguing to hear inside stories and information about historic events that took place, that the public only gets a surface view of. And in this video, Queensbridge legend, Large Professor, holds no punches; modestly, while giving us a glimpse of one of the most talked about rivalries in music history: Jay-Z vs. Nas.
In this segment, Large Pro sits down with the men of The Combat Jack Show on Complex TV, and gives us his view of this “beef” as an insider and close comrade of Nas, but entails more about the musical process of creating “Ether” and his opinion on Hov’s “Takeover”, which is what initially started this musical clash.
From Nas’ writing process, his lyrical attack method, how the energy in the studio was, to the first beat that Nas intended to use: Large Professor paints an epic picture of how this whole scenario went down. To all of my real Hip Hop heads out there, this is a must watch. It’s not often that we get this kind of information, especially from a reliable source; such as, Large Pro. He relays the science to us, so lovely.
From your standpoint, which song do YOU think was superior: “The Takeover” or “Ether”?
Who ultimately won the battle or the war???