Jay-Nas-Feud: Dame Dash Believes Nas Bodied JAY-Z With “Ether,” Says “Jay’s Response Was Terrible”

One-time Record label Exec, Damon Dash has unfurled up about the legendary rap feud between Hip-Hop heavyweights Hov and Nas while visiting the That’s F***ed Up Podcast with A.D. Dolphin, Joshua Engle, and Alejandro G.

During the recent episode, the Roc-A-Fella co-founder dives into the beef, which comprised the 2002 diss song “Super Ugly” by Jigga and 2001’s “Ether” by Esco. Dame asserted that Nas bested the rap feud because “Jay’s response was terrible.”

“The thing is, we had first hit him with the joint at Summer Jam that was kinda hard, the ‘Takeover.’ But when [Nas] came with the ‘Ether,’ I was kinda hype because he said my name,” Dame said before alleging that Irv Gotti gave information to Nas about him. “I was like, ‘I guess I’m in a rap record.’ But the response, I wasn’t there for the response.”

“I had landed, Irv Gotti f**ked that one up,” he continued. “Every time Irv Gotti got in my business, he f**ked sh*t up… He threw that ‘Ether’ on him. He had him apologizing. The rap that he did was wack — when I heard it, I was pissed.”
Commenting about the first time he heard Jay’s “Super Ugly,” he confessed that he was discontented.

“I was coming from doing a Rocawear ad on a private [jet]. I had just landed from like Arizona and I’m listening to this sh*t on the radio like, ‘What the f**k is this?’” he recalled. “So I was like, ‘Go to the f**king Baseline [Studios],’ you know, ’cause I wanna know what happened. I’m like, ‘What the f**k happened?’”

Dame then thought back to Hov thinking that the diss record was hot and being proud of what he had put out to the world. “And they in there high-fiving and sh*t. I’m like, ‘What are you high-fiving for? This sh*t is wack.’ [Nas] talking about other ni**as’ business and sh*t, like we don’t do that,” he said. “And it was Irv. I called Irv, and told him don’t ever get in my business again bro, like, ‘What are you doing? You not about war.’”

Discoursing how Irv Gotti always got in his way, he counted, “You see how his wars go with rap — he doesn’t win it. He’s not a general like that. So it was like, stay out of my business. And Irv keeps talking about me all the time, like stop talking about me, Irv.”

However, the music exec clarified that he doesn’t have a problem with the Murder Inc. founder, besides the fact that he “gets on his nerves.” He also disclosed that he and Jay’s feud has never been discussed.

Mister Dash and the Blueprint rapper‘s beef stems from the rupture of Roc-A-Fella Records back in the early 2000s. In 2022, the 52-year-old touched on their feud, claiming that Jigga had “betrayed” him. “We were friends. Like, how would you feel if your brother just betrayed you for money? Would it hurt?” he uttered to The Art of Dialogue podcast.

“That’s the algorithm. It wasn’t surprising ’cause that’s what always happens. We were breaking the algorithm, we were doing it a different way and sticking together, but that’s what always happens,” he added. “They make one sell out the other, their friend, divide and conquer, that’s a normal story. That was my ni**a, like we never argued, nothing.”

“That’s why I didn’t know it was coming. That was some real slick sh*t. I was like, ‘That ni**a’s cold.’”

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