Jay Z Tells Jimmy Kimmel About a Lunchroom Rap Battle With Busta Rhymes As a Kid

 Jay Z 2015
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 Jay Z performs during TIDAL X: Jay-Z B-sides in NYC on May 17, 2015 in New York City. 

Last night (Oct. 20), Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Nick Jonas, and more played the Barclays Center’s Tidal X Concert. Before Jay Z hit the stage, he stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live.

The pair of Brooklyn natives chatted about a variety of subjects, including Jay Z’s work in sports agency:

On a lunchroom rap battle with Busta Rhymes from back in the day:

And of course, on defending Tidal (“They want people to believe that you don’t care about sound and quality”):

Kimmel’s show is in the middle of its Back to Brooklyn Week, filming live from the Gilman Opera House. 


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