It's a somewhat lazy commentary but you just can't go through life starting fights and arguing with people all the time. Things can quickly escalate and the consequences can be fatal. Hip-hop and rap critics have complained that the industry's top rappers, record labels and radio stations intentionally stoke such tensions and imperil lives for financial gains. The "beef" between Nas and Jay-Z has now come to an end. Thank goodness. Nas recently signed a 3 million dollar + deal with the Jay-Z run Def Jam recording label. These two had come to verbal fisticuffs a few years back as to who would reign as NYC's best MC. Time, relationships(Nas - Kelis , Jay-Z - Beyonce), and money may have led to the two of them joining forces and pursuing business together. The drama(manufactured to sell records?) of a feud "sells when you're in a situaution where it can be dangerous" says Sacha Jenkins, editorial director of Mass Appeal
, an urban lifestyle magazine based in Brooklyn.
"It's just not believable(Jay-Z-Nas feud) from two grown men. I think they're making a unique and potentially wise business decision." Mr. Jenkins also suggest that the two stars might have realized they had beaten the odds and had the chance to enjoy career longevity in the corporate music world. "In order to be productive in that world, certain things have to change and you leave certain things behind." Well said, Mr. Jenkins.