Mos Def Thinks Jay-Z Should Defend His ‘Greatest Rapper Alive’ Title


My hat off to Mos for being one of the last men standing in this game. In addition to dropping a solid CD and calling these dudes to the mat, I highly commend him for keeping it Moorish on the back of his CD. Noble Drew would be proud, now watch Jay make all kinds of excuses, but homie you been called the f*ck out!

via MTV

When Mos Def visited Angie Martinez’s New York radio show Tuesday to promote his new album, The Ecstatic, neither had any idea that would be promoting the most spectacular MC battle ever.

In March, a video hit YouTube that featured Mos challenging Jay-Z, Lil Wayne and others to a battle. Martinez asked him about the video. Mos admitted it was a candid moment in front of friends.

“I don’t have to address it, but what I said, I will stand by,” Mos said, adding that his comments were in regards to an article he saw (ours?) naming Jay-Z the greatest MC alive. “Friend or foe, I love you all, but I’m saying if you saying that you’re better than Slick Rick, who is still very alive and well, you saying that you’re better than Rakim, you saying you’re better than Black Thought — and the people making that claim have never been in a position to have to defend that in an open forum.”

“But isn’t it all up to what you like?” Martinez asked. Continue reading