19. “Super Ugly”—Jay-Z (Nas, 2001)
Even bonafied legends can get thrown off their game. Nas’ “Ether,” an epic retort to Jay-Z’s cocksure “Take Over,” shook up the seemingly unflappable MC so bad that Jigga resorted to some Emo-mud slinging. Among the seething barbs, Jay claimed he slept with the mother of Mr. Jones’ daughter Destiny and “left condoms in the baby seat.” The aftermath? Widespread stinging rebukes from hip-hop fans and more significantly Jay’s own mom, who took exception to the haphazard track. Mr. Carter took the L.