Jay-Z and Nas settled feud for hip-hop's sake

Heavyweight rappers Jay-Z and Nas ended their long-running feud last year in a bid to bring peace and love to the hip-hop world.

Heavyweight rappers Jay-Z and Nas ended their long-running feud last year in a bid to bring peace and love to the hip-hop world.

The If I Ruled The World star was persuaded to settle his differences with Jay-Z by his manager Mark Pitts, because he believed the stars could end dead up like Notorious Big and Tupac Shakur.

Pitts, who is also a Jive Records executive, was the manager of Notorious Big and could not entertain the possibility of history repeating itself.

Jay-Z says: "Everybody talks about Big and Pac and how that ended. We talked about showing a different side and what it would mean to the culture of hip-hop.

"It was bigger than just us and our trivial little beefs. Hopefully, it shows another way."

Nas adds: "I wake up every day in a new world that new children are growing up in.

"Growing up in the '80s and '90s, it was one way, and now it's a whole new world with the things that these kids listen to or watch on TV."

Nas agreed earlier this week to release his records through Jay-Z's Def Jam Records.

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