One of the biggest rap beefs ever almost involuntarily involved Scarface when Nas’ verse on “In Between Us” originally took aim at Jay-Z according to Scarface.
The Geto Boys rap legend reminisces on The Drink Champs with Nore and DJ EFN about his career and remembers the time he collaborated with Nas. It occurred during the height of the beef between the two legendary rap stars in Nas and Jay-Z. It was ironic that the South emcee almost got involved in the huge New York rivalry if there was a redo of the single “In Between Us” as you hear in the video below.
Scarface gave some new insight into “In Between Us” that was not public knowledge.
“And Nas, the first verse he took, was some of the stuff he laid down on ‘Ether.’ Some of those lyrics. I hope your wife cook your food with her period blood or something, you know,” Scarface recalled as N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN were taken aback by the visuals of that bar.
“He said that on ‘In Between Us’ and I was like, ‘Nah, Nas. We can’t go at cuz like that, you know. Not on here,'” Scarface continued. “Nas went at Jay on that record.”
Scarface said he can’t recall the specific bars aimed towards HOV but he admitted Nas “went off.” “He went back and did a whole other verse and it was, you know, it was clean. It was just as dope,” he said.
N.O.R.E. wanted to find out if Scarface felt he had to interject himself in any matter about the two men during their beefing. Scarface discussed how he wanted no part of it.
“I watch the bombs fly over here but I don’t never reach in and grab one. That ain’t where I’m at,” he said. “I’m not in there. Like, don’t fuckin’ put me in that shit. If y’all squabblin’, my n***a, then let me stay where I’m at. I got my own lane.”
Ironically in 2021, we got two collaborations including back-to-back verses from Jay-Z and Nas. Once was on DJ Khaled’s new album and the other, on DMX’s posthumous album Exodus.