This wouldn't the first time this particular debate came about.
Back when 2Pac (and even Biggie Smalls) was a thing, Jay-Z was still an practically unknown artist on the rise.
With that in mind, producer/songwriter Delray Richardson mentions in his recent interview with The Art Of Dialogue that "Jay-Z would be just another rapper if it wasn’t for 2Pac!" and "2Pac is responsible for his (Jay-Z) success!".
You can give the reason Richardson gives on why he thinks Pac is responsible for Jay-Z's success a watch plus drop feedback in the comment box below...