During an interview with REVOLT's Drink Champs series, 3rd Bass legend MC Serch sat down with co-hosts N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN to discuss a myriad of topics, including his extensive history with Nas.
most highly publicized beefs in Hip Hop history. Multiple diss tracks and tense public interactions plagued their relationship for years. Although they recently appeared on the DJ Khaled track Sorry Not Sorrytogether, there was once a time when that never wouldve happened. During an interview with REVOLTs Drink Champs series, 3rd Bass legend MC Serch sat down with co-hosts N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN to discuss a myriad of topics, including his extensive history with Nasty Nas. At one point in the conversation, N.O.R.E. brought up how called out Serch on the 2001 Nas diss Takeover with, And you aint get a coin, n-gga, you were getting fucked then/I know who I paid, God: Serchlite Publishing, in reference to using the Nas sample. Serch, who executive produced Nas1994 seminal debut Illmatic, quickly set the record straight and explained how Nas actually owns a portion of JAY-Zs catalog. , Dame, and Jay come to my office and say, Hey, we have to clear this Dead Presidents sample, he said around the 47-minute mark. Take care of us. I said, OK, no problem, give me $2,500 but just know were gonna have 25 percent of your record, on the publishing. He was like, Alright, cool. gave me a check for $2,500, I delivered it to . But if you look at the liner notes on Dead Presidents, Nas is one of the publishers. So that line can live as much as it lives, but Jay dont own a piece of Nas catalog, but Nas owns a piece of Jays catalog. And thats a fact though. Printed on the liner notes of JAY-Zs1996 album Reasonable Doubt is Nas Ill Willl Music as a publisher under Dead Presidents II alongside Nas government name (N. Jones) as a writer. After executive producing Illmatic, Serch said he decided to look at their working relationship a little differently. I wasnt going to be the Jew to take advantage off the Black man, he explained. I dont need to get wealthy off Nas, and I dont. My checks are very humble and Im OK with that cause theyll go for the rest of my life. When you look at streaming, Illmatic streams 400 million a year to this day. I get my fair share.