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First making his mark with four productions on Big L's posthumous sophomore LP, 'The Big Picture,' including the beat for 'Ebonics,' Browz later established himself as a production force with 'Ether,' Nas' searing, career-altering Jay-Z diss.
However, the beat for 'Ether' almost fell into rival hands, Browz recently explained.
"It was just one of them beats that I let everybody hear," Browz revealed in an interview with ThisIs50.com. "Whoever came to the house, 'Yo hear this.' One of Jay's A&R's actually came to the house to hear that beat too, and he said he was gonna give it to Jay, but I guess it never got in his hands. I went through a travel agent to get to Nas, and it got in Nas' hands. I guess he got to him at the perfect time, and Nas was like, 'Yo, come to the studio and hear what I did.'"
Though Jay and Nas eventually settled their beef, 'Ether' remains one of the most scathing, personal displays of one-upmanship in hip-hop history.