Date: June 2002

Who thought that this was a good idea? It wasn't. And fortunately, Hot 97 put a stop to it before Nas could go through with it and embarrass both himself and the hip-hop community. Unfortunately, it created a rift between Nas and Hot 97 that took years to repair. But the good thing was that it kept Nas in the underdog role during his beef with Jay Z and kept him hungry. The next couple of years were some of the best of his career.