Archive Live: Eminem Steals Jay Z’s Show (2002)



“Renegade” serves as a “fuck you” to critics who said Jay Z had forgotten his ghetto roots with his new found riches, and moralizers who said Eminem was a bad influence on children.The widespread perception, popularized by Nas, was that Eminem killed Jay on the song.


Em spits very in-your-face, overt punchlines, while Jay drops metaphors, multiple entendre gems that can only be appreciated by taking a closer look. Eminem also stole Jay Z’s show when performing the song back in 2002. Watch it below: