Hip-hop royalty graced the “106 & Park” stage on Friday. While promoting his new single “The Don,” Nas opened up to Terrence and Rocsi about the Trayvon Martin tragedy, his conversations with Jay-Z, respect for Meek Mill, his upcoming album, and the late Heavy D, who co-produced “The Don.”
Wearing a hoodie in support of Martin, Nas said, “I don’t think he thought his life would ever become this legacy, so I’m just looking for justice.”
The man who once said hip-hop was dead praised the new generation of MCs. “Incredible. I love it,” he said. “They brought it back. Like you can’t listen to Meek Mill and not go, ‘Wow, it’s crazy.’”
Nas saluted Jay-Z for inviting him to perform with him at New York’s Carnegie Hall in February. “I never thought two project dudes would be on the Carnegie Hall stage,” laughed Nas, who shared their conversations about fatherhood.
“He was like, ‘Why you ain’t tell me about this, man?’ He’s cool. Congratulations to him and Beyoncé.”
Nas is about a week away from finishing his 10th album Life Is Good, due this summer. “It’s heart wrenching, personal, and life, and all that good stuff.