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Rap is a music genre that has evolved over time into one of the most popular forms of music the world over. And to excel at the rap game requires style, a way with words and lyrics, verbal gymnastics, ability to entertain, and many other skills. So who has the best rap game? Who has done the most for the craft? Who has had the biggest impact on our hearts and minds?

Nas is the best rapper Show more Show less

Nas' discography is as deep as they come. Illmatic is considered one of the best hip-hop albums of Nas' generation, if not of all time. Nas' is considered the second coming of legendary artist Rakim, and Nas' albums are frequently cited as influences by an up-and-coming generation of rappers.
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Nas defeated Jay Z with diss track “Ether”

After years of feuding between Nas and Jay Z, the former released his diss track, "Ether." The public subsequently crowned him the winner of their battle.
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The Argument

Nas' ability to win a feud against one of the most successful rappers of all time demonstrates his remarkable skill. Both Jay Z and Nas released diss tracks about each other. In a poll from the Hot 97 radio station, 58% of listeners said they preferred Nas' track, "Ether," over Jay Z's "Supa Ugly."[1] Jay Z may be a business mogul, but any crown he may have held for the best rapper of all time now belongs to Nas.

Counter arguments

Nas' ability to defeat Jay Z with "Ether" demonstrates only that Nas is better than Jay Z, not that Nas is the best rapper of all time.


Rejecting the premises



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