NAS ON NEW GENERATION OF RAPPERS: THERE’S NO ONE KEEPING ME UP AT NIGHT
Written by Randy C on March 5, 2021
Nas says he’s sleep when it comes to the current generation of emcees and artists in the Hip Hop world.
In a recently-published interview with the Financial Times, Nas answered one of the most common asked questions to the 40-plus year old vets in the Hip Hop game: what he thinks of the current state of Hip Hop.
The Queensbridge King was also asked if any of today’s emcees pose any sort of competition to him.
“I appreciate what’s out there, but there’s no one keeping me up at night,” said Nas. “I hear a new rap record and think it’s great, but I don’t listen to it the next week.”
Nas did give a respectful honorable mention to late Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke, saying, “We were happy to see that young king come up,” he said. “He was a breath of fresh air. The drill movement in London, Chicago, and New York is really exciting.”