Biting is trying to pass another rapper's rhymes as your own. Jay does say a lot of Biggie lines, but it is out of respect. It is pretty obvious he is not trying to bite. If you are trying to bite, you don't bite one of the most famous rappers of our time, whose lines everyone is familiar with, especially when his catalog is two albums, and the lines can be easily identified. Hes not trying to fool anyone. people need to dead that sht. that whole argument is weak. There are many other criticisms of Jay that one that could make that hold more weight than that. that one just sounds like a last resort. In a music genre as critical as hip-hop, aint no way in hell Jay would be allowed to be successful if hip-hop fans and his peers in the industry really thought he was trying to pass of a dead legend's lyrics off as his own.
but it looks like we aren't going to agree on this either man. its whatever, to each his own.