Jay-Z says Nas and Eminem are his only competition


Although The Game seems to be constantly dissing him, Jay-Z has yet to respond. In a new interview, he explained why he hasn’t fired back at people like Game and Jim Jones, saying he doesn’t consider them real competition. Besides explaining why Game and Jimmy aren’t competitive, Jigga explains that artists like Nas and Eminem are his only real competition.

“Not really that competitive, because the competition isn’t based on real competition,” Jay says in the October issue of XXL Magazine. “I mean, Game, I’m his fuckin’ idol. If you ask him and he’s being truthfully honest with you it’s just based off his insecurities and, for the most part, pretension. That type of competition doesn’t do anything for me. It’s almost like someone trying to set you up, and everyone knows they’re to set you up, and everybody. It’s just dumb. It’s not in the spirit of competition, because he’s not competition for me. He’s not. Not then, not ever — he’d have to improve considerably. Competition for me competition is Nas, Eminem. Like Jim Jones?

That’s ridiculous to me. So how do I respond to that? I can’t win. If I win, then they’ll be like, ‘See. Now chill. You’re a fuckin’ bully.’ And if it manages to throw a haymaker from the West Coast, then it’s like ‘Oooooh.’ It’s not even fun. Like, before I did it, because I would diss anybody. Now who has time to do this shit everyday? But before, when I was running after the little fat nigga from Ma$e‘s camp, I was doing anybody.

Anybody said anything. If I thought you said something. When I was running in the streets, I wanted all that type of activity. Nobody wanted nothing. Now everybody’s a tough guy.”


  1. Elijah
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 00:16:00

    biggie and pac would annihilate jay-z. Jay-z looks up to biggie. Eminem would probably beat him to.

  2. Mitch
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 19:57:00

     Jay has no content? Are you out your mind? 

  3. reAaktion
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 20:53:00

    not for nothing i been listening to game for a long time and while he isnt the best but hes been at it hes been consistently improving and with the name dropping to a min hes fire. i enjoy and hold game high above jigga, content ppl, at least games best songs are easily better than j

  4. reAaktion
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 20:44:00

    jay a fuckin joke self proclaimed king of what? being a pansy, no lyrics, no feeling, hes a businessman, a legit one, and he has no place in hip hop nevermind gangsta rap. fuck jay-z wassup niggaz

  5. Javalos662
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 13:08:00

    Jay-z ain’t no real rapper he has no content its just random shit that rhymes!! And the shit that is good is taken from someone else. ” When the remis in the system. Ain’t no tellin will I fuck em will I dess em I’m a pimp ba blood. No relation.” Some of his best ohh wait that’s biggie he’s a swagger jacker look it up

  6. The38Calber
    Jul 05, 2012 @ 00:05:00

    You people forgot DMX, he’s the real nigga, the realest rapper ever after Tupac

  7. The38Caliber
    Jul 05, 2012 @ 00:03:00

    Jay-Z is a bitch, he is a sissy bitch….
    I’ll tell you why, when he was the president of Def Jam label, he did not even help DMX in the making of his album. though they have been friends in the past whenever a rap battle between Jay-z & DMX took place in their early days DMX always won and Jay became jealous of him eventually. bcoz of Jay & X’s feud the supergroup MURDER INC did not have any album bcoz it was broken already before it was formed. JUST BCOZ OF JAY

  8. Roberto
    Apr 21, 2012 @ 03:16:00

    Jay-Z is much better than a lot of rappers. He is only second to Nas and Eminem is almost as good as both of em.

  9. bigdigz
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 19:43:00

    being the richest rapper doesn’t mean shit. Jigga made his money from business ventures not record sales. if that shit mattered puffy would be one of the greatest, so would dre. you know what else puffy, jigga, and dre have in common? ghost writers. Eminem has more sales than Jay, Nas is far more respected. and dont forget that Nas slaughtered Jay-Z back when they beefed. and Jay-Z himself admits that time and time again. You know what Eminem and Nas have in common? they have both completely out-spit Jigga on his own shit. Dmx has five consecutive number ones, two in one year. it doesn’t make him the G.O.A.T. either but he’s a million times realer than Jay-Z. Rakim is considered the best of all time by a lot more people than Jay-Z is. all in all your wrong as shit.

  10. Christian162
    Nov 18, 2011 @ 12:03:00

    papoose blows shit fuck just keep em nd nas

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