After Hov called out Nas at Summer Jam 2001, Nas did the unexpected and dropped this very blunt diss track. It is said that Jay-Z was sobbing when "Ether" was played for him during a Hot 97 interview. Damn... you know you've made a hard diss track when it makes H to the Izzo shed a tear. In general, this is definitely one of Nas' hardest songs.
Pac and the Outlawz spit fire on this track that disses Biggie, Puffy, Lil Kim, and all of Bad Boy Records. This song epitomizes the East Coast/West Coast feud. Pac doesn't hold back...rapping about his affairs with Faith Evans and calling out Big for jackin his style.
After shots were fired at him and Fat Joe in Fiddy's "Piggy Bank", Kiss dropped this diss track, along with "Shots Fired" and "Problem Child." Jadakiss also challenged 50 Cent to a rap battle at MSG for 1 million dollars, which 50 declined. Kiss is the freestyle master, so it was wise of 50 to back away from this challenge.