Vibe’s Mikey Fresh catches up with Nasir Jones for an exclusive one-on-one interview. In the clip below, Fresh gets down to business and asks the question that’s always lingered on the minds of hip hop enthusiasts, would Nas ever consider releasing an Illmatic 2? Take a look as Nas opens up and shares his thoughts on his legendary debut album and goes on to address his legacy in music.
Nas recently treated fans to a performance at Hennessy and FADER Magazine’s special collaborative event on the second night of Art Basel. The New York legend decided to share the stage for a moment and invited fellow wordsmith, Busta Rhymes, to accompany him. Take a look as Busta grabbed the microphone and praised Nas’ legacy in Hip Hop and his importance to the culture. As the rapper continued his speech, he decided to crown the Queensbridge emcee as being the “King of New York.”
EME Takeover catches up with DJ Premier at the Global Spin Awards and gets an exclusive update on his forthcoming collaborative album with rapper Nas. Premo clarifies that the Queensbridge emcee is currently in the studio working on his last album with Def Jam and reassures viewers that the duo will be back in action following the project’s release. DJ Premier also took a trip down memory lane as he reflected on his contributions to Nas’ classic LP, Illmatic, and elaborated on their long-time friendship. Before the visual fades to black, the legendary DJ-producer speaks on who he’s been busy collaborating with as of late such as Slaughterhouse, M.O.P., Joey Bada$$ and more.