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July 24, 2009 2:58 PM   Subscribe

Jay-Z vs the Game: Lessons for the American Primacy Debate

The beef actually helped both: it lit a fire under Nas, who renewed his career, while Jay-Z continued to ascend to his current position. Jay-Z acknowledged his defeat and learned lessons from it. Nas opted to settle the beef, reconcile, and sign on with Def Jam Records -- where he became one of Jay's leading and most valuable artists. In a world of unipolarity, both win through co-optation, reconciliation between enemies, and the demonstration that the gains of cooperation outweigh the gains of resistance.
posted by AceRock (2 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Jay thee to a doublery. -- cortex

posted by desjardins at 3:00 PM on July 24, 2009

It's like professional wrestling- only with over-rated "musicians".
posted by Zambrano at 3:07 PM on July 24, 2009

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