Nas says "I hear a new rap record and think it’s great, but I don’t listen to it the next week"

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  1. FreshAIG

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    Nas released his 12th album, ‘King’s Disease’, last year. It is nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album As for contemporary rap, his opinion isn’t very high. “I appreciate what’s out there, but there’s no one keeping me up at night,” he says. “I hear a new rap record and think it’s great, but I don’t listen to it the next week.” One artist who did impress him, however, was Brooklyn drill rap maverick Pop Smoke, who was tragically gunned down at 20 in February last year. “We were happy to see that young king come up. He was a breath of fresh air. The drill movement in London, Chicago and New York is really exciting.” I suggest he’d sound great over a beat by east London drill producer 808Melo. “Yeah man, yeah, yeah!” he agrees excitedly. One of the things, besides making music, that brings Nas pleasure these days is being a businessman. He has his own venture capital fund called Queensbridge Venture Partners, which has made savvy investments in internet brands such as Dropbox, Lyft and Genius. When I say that he seems to enjoy being the silent partner, pulling the strings without being visible publicly, he says simply: “That’s a fact.”

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    That's true hip hop is disposable fast food now. It's good for the moment but still leaves you hungry when you're done. Can't remember the last classic album I've heard that sticks to your ribs.
     
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    kings disease had just as much spins as all the other bs out there from me :ld:
     
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    There’s some shyt out there worth listening to but you have to go look for it. I agree with him for the most part
     
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    Mike the Executioner NO PARALYSIS, DO ANALYSIS!

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    I see exactly what he means, and I'm expecting The Booth to come in here shytting on him for his opinion. :mjgrin:
     
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    Meet the Woo 1 & 2 >>>> King's Disease

    Nas recognizing :wow:
     
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    Like I said in the other thread imagine Nas over some hard shyt like Scenario




    :wow:
     
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    He needs to listen to mcs like G Mo Skee, Ouija Macc and Lex the Hex Master if he wants great new rap
     
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    Pop Smoke’s music might be the only new stuff I keep going back to. Everything else is ehh. He would’ve been the next big superstar out in the East.
     
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    Upcoming Coli Responses: “Old heads always complaining” “He doesn’t know what he’s talking about or know music” “Hip Hop is Progressing” “They’re good at melodies though” :mjlol:
     
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    Lies.

    Hip-Hop is REGRESSING.

    You could NEVER have a "Self-Destruction" or "All In The Same Gang" nowadays.

    nikkas can't even make videos without gang shyt being involved and videos shoots being gunned up and clapped quick.
     
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    I don’t even think he tryna shyt on nikkas. He gettin older he just basically saying that he don’t really hear much that gets him inspired these days. But did go on to praise Pop Smoke tho cause he feelin what he doin. And I don’t think he only meant young nikkas either. He talkin bout Hip hop in general.
     
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    One thing I’ll say about hip hop today is that is barely any music that has any value. Last week Tommy barber was playing music that came out 5-8 year ago and most of the songs were songs I forgot about so I agree with Nas
     
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    I agree....and Nas is very diplomatic when it comes to the current generation of rappers.
     
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    I feel the same way for most new rap.
     
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