Originally Posted by Smif-N-Wessun
How does Rakim have more of a claim than Jay? Yeah, dude's a pioneer, but that 8 year gap after The Master followed by the whackness known as Seventh Seal hurts his stock in a major way.
No it doesn't. He came out in gotdamn 87! Should the fact that Jay-Z was trying to get over since like 89 but was wack as fuck for years before he really got going, be held against him?