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Sway: Did you think you would make it this far as an artist?
NAS: “I got to be honest, back then (when Nas recorded ‘Illmatic’), dudes wasn’t making it this far. So I didn’t know how to look that far. So I didn’t about it.
Sway: Your song, “Daughters” has been nominated twice. Is YOUR daughter happy about that?
NAS: “I think she’s happy that her dad’s not corny. I’m lucky that she still thinks that I am cool.”
Sway: Do you already have a speech prepared if you win one of these awards?
NAS: “NO…And I really don’t wanna go there. I look at it as we’re already winners, no matter what. We’ve already won, so I don’t even want to think that far. We’re just here having a good time. I’m happy to be here. And I’m grateful to all of you out there.”
Nas delivers a powerful performance of “World’s An Addiction” alongside R&B legend, Anthony Hamilton, on the Conan show last night. Nas is currently in his “Life Is Good/Black Rage” tour with superstar, Lauryn Hill, and took a detour to give us a taste of what goes down during his shows. “World’s An Addiction” is off of Nas ‘Life is Good’ album, which is being considered as one of the best Rap albums ever. Nas wraps up his tour next month before headlining a show at at the world renowned, Radio City Music Hall, New Year’s Eve.
NAS’ “Bye Baby” is off of his new album, “Life Is Good”. This is my favorite Hip Hop album of the summer as Nas brought Hip Hop back to its roots. In this single, he reverts the old R&B classic “GoodBye Love” from the R&B group, ‘Guy’, into his own creation rapping about his personal journey and his marriage/divorce from singer, Kelis. It’s good to see artists open up and share their life experiences and lessons. The whole world is rooting for Nas right now and we hope that he keeps dropping the hits!
KELIS (Nas’ former wife) hasn’t really spoke up much since their highly publicized divorce and financial issues. As we have seen in the media, this couple has been through alot and a great number of people in the Hip Hop community has sympathized with NAS in lieu of all the money he had to pay out to Kelis. Most found it no bit of a surprise when Nas graced his new album cover, “Life Is Good”, holding Kelis’ green wedding dress on his lap. Nas is clearly making a statement about his ex. Kelis finally speaks up about that and gives us an update on her own career.