A lot of people may not recall that Kanye West first appeared on Jay Z’s double-disc project, The Blueprint 2. At that time, many weren’t familiar with Ye’s rapping abilities. Despite Kanye being touted as one of the best producers on the rise, Ye wanted to evolve into something bigger. Here, Jay Z decided to hand Ye his golden ticket and give him his chance to rap alongside his idol. Let’s remind everyone that this was back in 2002. While Ye was lauded for being a masterful beat-maker, his rapping abilities weren’t as crisp back then. Despite Ye ensconcing himself in the studio with his idol, you can tell that Kanye wasn’t exactly ready to rap alongside the big boys. No discussion here, point awarded to Jay Z.
Winner: Jay Z