Roundup PT II
This time again in Nas-related news:
- God's Son and the God MC recently sat down for MTV cameras. That right there should be cause for celebration, but that the two exchanged numbers and apparently seem determined on collabing in the future is the real excitement. ( I guess we're not counting Streets of New York.) Nas was his old distanced self in the interview, but Rakim not so much. Ra has every reason to play the bitter vet card, but he just continually exudes this positive, gracious tone. It's rather refreshing. MTV Overdrive Video / Interview Transcript
- In the spirit of all things lists, MTV has compiled a 2006 top ten of "The Greatest MCs of All Time." Nas was ranked in the five spot and co-signed by Slick Rick, "he had raw talent. He was a child when he came out; now he's a married man. He's showing the streets can grow." Nas even supplied his own couple thoughts on "the greats."
- Nas is at his most political during interviews, that is to say he manages real well to avoid giving concrete answers. Cipha Sounds found this much out in a piece from a couple weeks back on MTV. When asked about the title of his next album, he can't say. When asked about producers on his next album, "whoever got heat." When asked if he'd give the world a preview of his next album, "nah." Youtube link (Props to Nabs)
- The Large Professor It Ain't Hard To Tell remix made its way into Scratch Magazine's top 25 remixes of all-time: "recognized as the King of Disco."
- Like screaming DJs with receding hairlines? Good, because DJ Clue reportedly has the third installment of his Professional series set for sometime this spring. Reprising his role from Queensfinest and Live from the Bridge, Nas, amongst Fabolous, Game, and others, will guest.
- Reasons to psych yourself up for Christina Aguilera's next album: she's not Jennifer Lopez, DJ Premier's handling a bulk of the production, and Nas will be making an appearance. As a sequel to 2002's Dirrty, Still Dirrty is to have Nas subbing in for Redman. Premier notes that the beat has changed however, "it's more jazz-sampled with these horn blasts."
- Alleged long-time friends Scott Storch and Nas are apparently in the process of making studio magic. Please hold your hate until you at least hear the title of the song.
- From the man who brought you the two-million dollar beat rumor, comes a reading of the recent Level 7 through the lens of a philosophy known as Theosophy. (Shoutout to Stu)
- Flash, of OHHLA.com, contacted me, and, as per a previous entry, now the lyrics to the second verse from the Just A Moment (remix) have been changed.
- Traffic here has been on a generally steady climb thanks to recent referrals from Better Than Yours, Oh Word, and Souled On. Check 'em out, folks, they're good people.
I burnt the game, learnt you lames a new lessonAlicia Keys f/Nas, Rakim: Streets of New York
Your crew's soft man, y'all need some new weapons
The P's breed warriors in skullies and Timbies
Around micks, spics, niggas, and guineas