Nas Discusses Friendship With Tupac, "Life Is Good"

Nas reflects on his relationship with Tupac, as well as his next solo project, "Life is Good."

Before Tupac Shakur passed away, one of the many New York emcees with whom he beefed was Queensbridge native Nas.

During a discussion moderated by Steve Stoute at SXSW in Houston, Texas, Nas discussed his relationship with the late West Coast legend.

"Pac's one of my favorite artists," began Nas. "We saw each other...really got to the bottom of it. What he said to me is, 'Me and you are brothers. Me and you are never supposed to go at it. But I heard you were dissing me on this new Akinyele album.

"Greater heads prevailed...and we both knew we were supposed to continue that conversation," he continued. "I was scheduled to meet him in Vegas...and you and Jimmy Iovine called me at about four in the morning, and told me that he might not make it."

Nas also spoke on his upcoming album, Life Is Good, which has already spawned the singles "The Don" and "Nasty."

"[The album has] the eras that I like," he explained. "'Nasty' was a '90s kind of vibe. That's woven in there.

"Some personal stuff, life stuff in there. I tried to put that out there, get that off my chest," he added.

Watch the interview below, courtesy of gowherehiphop:

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167 Comments

  • Anonymous

    I guess even if Nas is over that beef, his fans want to keep going. Grow up.

  • Anonymous

    "Akinyele album"? The writer needs a Hip-Hop pass...

  • stalky

    This little nigga named Nas thinks he live like me Talkin bout he left the hospital took five like me You living fantasies, nigga I reject your deposit" - 2pac Against all odds.

    • Anonymous

      Dammm this Lil nigga came out with a sick track.... I GAVE U POWER! Let me see if I can come up with something similar.. " me and my girlfriend". Then Ofcourse Jayz bit from it 12 yrs later! Nas greatest Mc alive nigga's eat a dick!

  • realest quote

    All you new hip-hop fans (15-25 yr olds) have horrible attitudes about life and music. You don't even discuss the music like we did back in the day when Run DMC, Nas, Wu-Tang, Rakim, Biggy, Pac, etc. was running the game. ALL you guys do is have your little online race wars and cry about Eminem vs whoever or Jay-Z is illuminate or who's "real" or not. Worst of all you think there is one way to rap or one style to floss. You guys are too myopic, boring and ignorant to call yourselves "hip-hop" fans. It was never like this in the 80's and 90's. Black and White kids grouped up and pushed for better race relations. We were too smart to suck on the FOX news or CNN teat. This is what's frustrating the pioneers of rap music and new well rounded rap artist. You FANS, YOU FANS, have lost ALL perspective.

  • Sure

    The headline is reaching. The bigger story in the video is hip hop legends and pioneers not being known or respected by the younger gen. Great job hiphopdx.... Sure nas and Pac MAY have spoke and agreed to a truce or scheduled a meeting. But based on any video or recording I've heard or seen by TUPAC, Pac told why he had a problem with nas and expressed his feelings about him. Of course beef can be squashed but clearly this was unsettled and many of pac's "friends" at the time (on and off death row) would have been dissed on makaveli instead of or as well as nas had pac survived. a lot can happen in a day and time has told who was really down with pac.

  • Anonymous

    Keep Hating Kids: All you new hip-hop fans (15-25 yr olds) have horrible attitudes about life and music. You don't even discuss the music like we did back in the day when Run DMC, Nas, Wu-Tang, Rakim, Biggy, Pac, etc. was running the game. ALL you guys do is have your little online race wars and cry about Eminem vs whoever or Jay-Z is illuminate or who's "real" or not. Worst of all you think there is one way to rap or one style to floss. You guys are too myopic, boring and ignorant to call yourselves "hip-hop" fans. It was never like this in the 80's and 90's. Black and White kids grouped up and pushed for better race relations. We were too smart to suck on the FOX news or CNN teat. This is what's frustrating the pioneers of rap music and new well rounded rap artist. You FANS, YOU FANS, have lost ALL perspective. Posted2012-04-04T18:07:59-05:00

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  • Anonymous

    Lav u a moron! Nas is true king...

  • Anonymous

    LV u knew PAC cause the outlaws said PAC use to listen illmatic all day long and It was written inspired him with Me and my girlfriend after he had heard I gave u power"... PAC had love for Nas but hated Puff, Big, and Jayz

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  • Anonymous

    East coast ringleader Nasty Nas....

  • Anonymous

    Nas greatest Mc alive!

  • Anonymous

    Even the Outlaws said PAC had love for Nas... PAC hated Jayz and Big along with Puff...

  • J

    Nas is a real G, haters gonna hate talkers gonna talk, and do'ers gonna do more than the haters and talkers all in all.

  • Huey Newton

    ANYBODY WHO THINK MONEY MAKES THEM IS MORE IGNORANT THAN I THOUGHT.....OH BY THE WAY, I GOT BREAD,BUT IT DON'T MAKE ME. MY POINT IS STAY OUT THAT MAN'S FINANCIAL BUSINESS. IF HE OWE, THAT'S HIS BUSINESS. HE STILL A BLACK MAN IN LIVING IN THIS CORPORATION CALLED AMERICA AND WE AIN'T NOTHING BUT COLLATERAL THAT'S DAMAGED.......REAL TALK!

  • Huey Newton

    Pac and Nas been deaded their beef wit one another way before his assassination. It was the media and the magazine's like Vibe, trying to turn it into something BIG just to make a profit. One of the thing white people fear is a BLACK PERSON WHO USE THEIR BRAIN, KNOWS SELF AND KNOW THEIR HISTORY. PS. THE ONLY WHITE PERSON I RESPECTED WAS JFK!!!! HE WAS FOR THE PEOPLE AND HE EXPOSED THE ILLUMINATI FOR WHAT THEY ARE.

  • lav

    I call bs. Pac hated that fake ass nigga.

  • Jepy345

    Yah because people would say something like "Drake better than Nas." If that is what you believe, you probably are a Drake dickrider. The reality is that Nas is better than Drake..obviously. So anyone that would debate that is just a big time drake fan that cant step back and look at it from a birds eye view. I like all rap and my favorites are probably Nas, the clipse, 2pac, and Biggie. Most peole cant or wont match them as MCS so I dont believe I have to dickride...I can see with perspective that they are better than 99 percent of the other guys out there and even someone who likes a Kid Cudi or a Drake more should be able to just admit that those guys are better...they may not like them more but they are better.

  • Ovadose

    YO DX!! SXSW has taken place for over 20 years in AUSTIN, TX...not Houston. I'm sick of mufuggas who ain't from Texas actin like the only place here is Houston. Austin is the Capitol of Texas and The Live Music Capitol of the United States, mane. We house the University of Texas and got the most coolest, eclectic mufuggas in Texas!(Fact)...Learn about it and get it right next time.

  • da1

    How is life good when you 6 million in the hole nigga?

  • Anonymous

    Nas may have won his little beef battle with Jay, but Jay's bank account ethers Nas's any day.

    • CHRIS DA KANG

      HAHA Owned shit! as mainstream rapper, without all those bank account Jay-Z is worthless as fuck!

    • TylertheDestroyer

      Jay Z sucks dick buddy.. You go enjoy his bank account and how much money he has and will never give to you.. I'll go enjoy Nas's music.

    • Anonymous

      well said my friend ^

    • QB

      Who cares? If you and I fight each other, and u beat my ass.. you won. No one can take that away from you and that's where our conflict ends. It doesn't matter if I become more financially successful than u afterwards... that's a lame excuse that Jay fans use to cover up the fact he got Ethered.

  • @ the lame on the 1st page

    You sound like your world is crushed...now The Outlawz are flunkies...now commenting is for lames when you comment...now you inviting people you never met in your life to come see you...someone posted what Snoop said and you still cherry-picking what you want out of it...you just mad you had it wrong and you still trying to be right when more than 10 people checked you...

  • Anonymous

    "Nas doesn't need promotion" The old Nas didn't.

  • Anonymous

    Nas is always in the discussion of the top 5 greate. even KRS 1 made a tribute song towards Nas. Tupac called Nas the ringleader for a reason he even did a song after he heard I Gave U Power .... To me Nas is the best lyricist of our time... Just sayin. Haters going hate! The only nigga who went up against PAC, BIG, JAYZ and 50.... Nas living legend!!!

  • Anonymous

    everyone has their own opinion on who is the greatest rapper of alltime. Therefore anyone could be the greatest to anybody.

  • Jepy345

    You are correct in saying that its a matter of opinion on who the GOAT is. I only step in and argue when people disrespect Nas and say hes not shit. The fact is, he is in the conversation for GOAT at all times. That is all. So for anyone to call people dickriders for liking him is just a joke to me. The guy is considered one of the best ever by anyone in the game or who truly knows the game.

  • Real Talk

    Just food for thought, calling someone the best or greatest of all time is a matter of opinion. If I said chocolate ice cream is the greatest flavor of all time, and you said Vanilla is the greatest flavor of all time, who would win this argument? Unless you want to throw in stats like say Chocolate sold more than Vanilla, then you can conclude that Chocolate is liked more by the people, but don't necessarily make it the best still, just more liked. So what I am trying to get at is Nas being Called the G.O.A.T is only your opinion, same goes with Jay z, or 2 Pac, and any other Rapper that has had a major impact on the game. Ever decision is Biased because its a matter of who you grew up listening to. Im from Cali and even tho 2 Pac was originally from the East Coast he rep the Westside and if you ask me who was the G.O.A.T i say him, but ask that question to a new yorker and guarantee he will name a rapper from New York, whether it Be Jay Z, Nas, Big Puin etc.... you get the picture. SO all this back forth about whose the G.O.A.T is just a waste of time. Once again Just Food For THought-PEACE

  • Anonymous

    Nas did what NOBODY else did. Jay, the biggest rapper at that time, tried to came at Nas when he was at his weakest and all odds were against him. Jay thought he could take him out easily, but Nas came back like nobody before him, this nigga crushed Jay's whole ego and that is saying a lot, you could literally hear it in his delivery for years after Ether, he lost all the swagger and confidence he had before. Jay went on the first vacation of his life because the nigga couldn't take the heat in his own city anymore, people were saying 'Fuck Jay-Z' when they saw him on the street. Truth is, Jay ALWAYS admired Nas.

  • what

    You know what man, after hearing what Nas said about 2Pac, it seem to me that more than half of these rap beef is fictions, it just the fans be taking it way out of hand, take a look at all the beef going around but when you do a interview with these cat, they alway saying he and the next nigga is cool, they just was kicking a few day ago,

    • Anonymous

      Y'all are acting like you never had a problem with someone and squashed it later. Everything is not staged for promotion. But yes, many fans have bought into the badass thug of Pac and can't believe he liked certain Eastcoast rappers and didn't have a problem with everyone. Wu-Tang was HUGE during this time and Pac didn't have beef with them.

    • Anonymous

      i agree with you at our current state of hip-hop. Nas is prolly tryin to make everyone believe that him and 2pac were best buddies but honestly back then was where real beef was at. Tupac wasnt joking about his beef with anyone, he really meant it.. Listen to his songs I don't hate nas btw

  • Anonymous

    Nas the great one!

  • Anonymous

    What if I did all the advertisement thrown my way...and I plucked every chicken that would give me some play...I'll have to load another AK cause niggaz be jealous"... NaS- (Death Anniversary)

  • Anonymous

    Nas the greatest Mc since PAC and BIG got murked haters going hate Camel Warriors are going to hate G-UNOT is going to hate YMCMB whatever Fags are going to hate Dip Shit Niggas are going to hate but is all good cuz like PAC Said, Nas is the ringleader of the east coast The Don" fuck 6mili and the alphabet boys....

  • slick aka smitty

    im from louisiana. personally i feel alot of time was lost dealing with the whole "east coast west coast" beef. it took two of the greatest mc s to die for niggas from different coasts to actually start collaborating and doing songs with each other. there were a few rare appearances here and there but it became a norm after the deaths of big and pac. i would ve loved to hear pac and big on the same song in their prime when all the beef shit was going on. i would ve loved to hear big flow over one of those dre beats back when dre was dre. niggas let egos stand in the way of making history. and there s still hate in the air mostly from new yorkers who always feel the need to define what hip hop is and what it s not. besides jay z there s no one up top who can make a complete album that can compete with the work that ross, drake, wayne, ye, jezzy, and ti put out. not to mention the new comers such as wale, big sean, wiz, spitta, krit, yelawolf, kendrick, 2 chainz, who have had great track records out the gate. to say that the mixtape game started in ny ya ll can t even compete on that note. and it s not a diss but it s alot of hatred there for whatever reason and the truth of the matter is for all the claims of having the best mc s, thaty statement could very well be true but as far as making the best music in general up north rap is not even in the race.

    • CHRIS DA KANG

      u fault is on the first step when u put real Eastcoasst rappers and down south mainstream rappers on the same place. only thing common is both of them are self claiming themselves as hip-hop. while real eastcoast rappers targetting their records for real niggas, downsouth niggas like Ross and Wayne targetting their records for girls and kids. U cant compare these coz they're standing on completely differrent category.

    • Anonymous

      its real in the field the last mohican who survived in the hood and did somethin decent now i got plans to buy the whole hood legit now and I aint gotta lie to know judge For Nas thats commercial but everyone has some commercial songs on their albums....that lyrically wasnt a complete joke. Every single album ever has at least two songs that are lyrically weaker than others to sell records..but his are still much better than 99 percent of rappers. You owe me is certainly not his best but Big Pimpin, Aint no Nigga, etc....everyone puts out songs that arent all about guns and gangsta every line. NAs overall has sold out less than any rapper and its not close. His latest releases "Untitled" and Distant Relatives were as real as it can come

    • FlaCityCartel

      I don't know you or care to know you, so I wont disrespect you... but to rebut your "One song retort", and what about "You Owe Me"

    • Jep345

      Dude shut up..im so sick of everyon bringing up one f'in song NAs did to call him a sellout. He has like 8 cds out. He hasnt ever made a full cd that sold out like Jay has with Blueprint 3 and shit....Nas keeps it real 99 percent of the time

    • FlaCityCartel

      first and foremost, Nas wannabe gangsta cry baby hypercritical contradictory fake!? As far as New York rap being any better than other areas... is a matter of opinion!? The fact that the masses have gravitated away form the east coast is purely the fault of the east coast it's self!? You have sellouts such as P.Diddy, early Jay Z to Mimz to blame for your historical minimization. KRS-One is the true visionary of this whole argument and i agree with his assessment that one style of hip hop being pushed would be detrimental!? I actually agree with the notion that there is alot of garbage in the game now, lead perdominantly from the The South. Problem is, when the east coast started biting The South's swag and stealing slang... and in fact copy their music.. that's when shit started to crumble. The nerve of Nas, with songs such as Ouchie Wally on his discography... GTFOOH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      We all know Nas is great, I just want to know why that one dude hates Jay so much?

    • Jepy345

      Dude comeon....do you truly believe that? First of all nas can. Saigon did last year. You really believe that Wiz, Jeezy, those guys are better than the guys from new york? The young people dont have a taste for the new york rap(good lyrically) because the havent been exposed. All they know is techno and drake/cudi/wiz shit. We all know its garbage though. Everyone knwos Drake has ghostwriters and sings half he time...he just connected with the girls. New York has a million guys who can spit better than thse guys...the industry just isnt pushing that type of rap to the radio stations because they believe the tastes have changed...its their fault the tastes have changed and if they wnat to they can start pushing lyrical rap again

    • Anonymous

      Nas the best slik corny ass smitty in the words from Tupac fuck Jayz Ghetto Techno ass corny Euro nigga! Lol

  • Anonymous

    Nas is gay. that's not me being a troll. That's just really how I feel. I felt like yall needed to know.

  • Jepy34

    Yah vaga I hear you and I think we agree stuff has gotten worse in rap overall. Compared the anything put out in the last 4 years though, Blueprint, It was written, and Stillmatic are definitely classics. I consider a classic something you can play 10 years later and never stop bumping. Those three fall into that category. Some CDs you never listen to again though...like most cds these days. I think Nas has done the best he can for someone whos 38 and has put out nearly 10 albums of work. Compared to everyone else who has been around that long he is by far the best. I dont think anyone new is near him either...maybe Kendrick but obviously he has a long long ways to go. I just love Nas because he is a true MC who raps about his life, the world, and hes still kept that gangster part of him. Hes gotta be the best left...Jay-Z was right with him until blueprint 3 and WTT. He admitted hes sold out to sell...Nas has stayed truer and thats why I still bump him more often than Jay

    • Anonymous

      Amen at least somebody gets it.. Plain and simple Nas has substance in his raps... Not like Ghetto Techno!

    • Anonymous

      Fuck that Euro Camel nigga he can take his Ghetto Techno ass out the conversation when it comes to the top 3 of all time and I don't even care for his ritches... PAC, BIG And NAS...

  • Shante

    I swear there's a lot of corny ass fools in this site... Nas is probably the most prolific writer of all time, and u corny ass niggas disrespect him cuz he killed ur fav Mc's once upon a time Jayz, 50 cents etc.. Niggas act like Nas isn't relevant after being in the game for 20 yrs and still spitting like he 17.... If they ask him a question about PAC why not reply? Ya some stupid motherfukerssss... The Don" is str8 heat but ya rather say Ghetto Techno is heat... SMH

    • Anonymous

      He killed 50? LMAO. 50 did what it took those other guys two decades to in 5 years. The only who bodied himself with that trash was Nas. That Kelis line hit way harder than anything Nas could say about Fif.

  • Shante

    Where's my crown @. Nas the tru King of this shit since PAC and Big got murcked! In the words by PAC and I quote "Fuck Jayz"!"

  • Fadel

    PAC had lots of Love for Nas... Outlaws. "Me and My Girlfriend was influenced by Nas " I Gave u Power". Why u think PAC Called Nas the Ringleader of the east coast niggas? PAC loved Nas style...

  • Anonymous

    Pac apologized about the disses and they were gonna be erased but suge's Fuck ass didn't wanna squash it and kept the disses on there but they said had love 4 nas.it was suge who wanted to keep Shit going.yeah he's a faggot

  • Anonymous

    Pac shitted on this fool every chance he got. Nas has its way with the lyrics, but his whole persona is fugazzi, a fake.

    • Anonymous

      Nas the only rapper to go up against PAC, BIG, and JAYZ and he still here..... Pow bow" niggas don't hate congratulate u sucker! Nas The Don"

  • Anonymous

    If Nas is so real like all you dickriders (I refuse to call you suckers fans, because fans have the ability to see the truth) try to say he is: Why won't he do the long begged for album with Premo? Why did he cancel The Lost Tapes 2? Where's the LP with AZ? He gave Raekwon an old verse, shitted on Cormega and left him behind and rather works with Young Money artists, yeah, this nigga gives realness a whole new meaning. I know why he won't do it: this nigga lost it a long time ago, he could never fulfill the expectations people would have for those albums. Dude betrayed his real fans and decided to appeal his new tracks to the dickriders he got nowadays because he knows they would clean up his shit for him.

    • Its Um

      I like Nas and Busta, and yes they are great but they too fall into doing things that these new acts are doing and also putting their wack ass on records. I don't own a single wu-tang but I respect some of the artists in that group are doing, and they put on who they and fans consider a great lyricist on the songs with them in them albums. Nas and Busta let their record company and hype cloud their judgement just to stay relevant in this hip hop game. I wish the two of them to stick with lyricist that can rhyme and producers that actually make their songs sound good and not hip poppy.

    • Anonymous

      The dumbess post ever read about Nas... I'm from Dallas Texas and Nas along with AZ and Premo killed it! Nas is the man... Haters will continue to hate! As long as he never does a Ghetto Techno joint I'm good... The Don"

    • Anonymous

      you've really thought this out huh bro? lol

  • Anonymous

    PAC the God Nas is the Goat.... U Lil niggas don't know shit about hiphop.... All u know is HIPPOP". U suckers....

  • theCool

    Nas doesn't need promotion. Nas could shit on a microphone, record the sound, and put out a record that sells simply because he's Nas. And that type of self-promotion is all because Nas is one of the last remaining MCs, and I'm talking Mic motherfucking Control. Nas has been asked about Pac 3545345432 times... I'm suprised he's even responding to the questions these days. All this talk about Nas fallin off and needing to discuss old fueds with late-greats in order to gain exposure for his new albums, all just to promote himself, is the most outrageous shit I've read on this site since "..Damn Soulja went HAM on that joint. Real Talk"... Fuck this website. Fuck Trolls. Fuck anyone who can't decide between who's a Hip-Hop Legend and who's a Rap Star, because if you say Drake is going hard, you're an idiot. If you say Nas needs help with promoting his shit, you're an idiot. If you are reading this comment and realizing that the last song you listened to today was in the Billboard top 200, then honestly just fuck yourself and get off of the computer. If it wasn't for Tech N9ne, Kendrick Lamar, and Thurz, than I would have givin up on the state of Hip-Hop entirely by now.

    • yeeea

      huge nas fan but ^^^^^^^^^word

    • youLose

      Thanks for proving how well Nas' promotion machine works, you dumb bitch. Are you that fucking retarded that you can't even look through the most obvious gimmicks? This fool went back to that 'I'm so real and bring Hip Hop back to it's roots' after he tried to sell out for a D-E-C-A-D-E!!! Hip Hop Is Dead wasn't a gimmick? Untitled wasn't a gimmick? Walking over the red carpet with NIGGER on your clothes wasn't a gimmick? Signing to Jay-Z and Def Jam after calling them an evil empire was real? Working with all the artists he tried to expose for medial exposure is staying true to yourself, huh? Going at FOX because his dumb ass fans think it's the only channel with an agenda wasn't planned? You forgot I Am... and Nastradamus? Fuck it, this nigga sold out as soon as IWW was released. That CD was pop-filled garbage. Nas' whole legacy is based on revision. I know how fucking tarnished he got at the actual time his albums were released and not his fake ass fans who wasn't there that are going on full damage control on the net nowadays. But keep on with putting your faith into a guy who goes from the minority-loving philanthropist to the drug-dealing don who degrades his own race and back to it because his dumb ass fans won't realize. Idiot.

  • Swag

    Fuck gay ass Nas and his bullshit raps, YMCMB will run up on him all day motherfuckers. Swag.

  • ...

    Why do some of you guys think Nas is trying to hype his next album by talking about Pac? I hope you guys do know it was an interview, and if a question is brought up the interviewee (will most likely) answer said question. Also, stfu about Pac still hating Nas when Suge Knight and the Outlawz talked about how both Nas and Tupac dead their beef. Actin' like little girls gosspin', sheesh.

  • jepy34

    Vega below me what exactly is weak to you? If you want to look at Hip hop is dead as weak compared to illmatic or it was written well that is fine. Honestly, rap has gotten much worse. Nas is still the best lyricist though. He is. It really speaks volumes to his legacy too because after this many cds most guys run out of stuff to talk about. They make their flow slower and have short verses. Jay-Z is a perfect example. Nas is still the best today isnt he? I agree Hip hop is dead wasnt as good as early 90s or early 200s cds but nothingthat gets put out today compares to that shit.

    • Vagabond

      I agree with most of what you said. Its no denying nas is one of the greats in hip hop history. But nas as well jay since you mentioned him put out a lot of half ass albums because their debuts were so great and we as fans hold on to that greatness and are so thirsty for it we accept the small amount greatness and still thirst for another classic and even call what isn't a classic a classic. Ex: it was written, Stillmatic, blueprint. Good albums not classics. Like you said its not as good as shit from the 90's or early 2000's so why accept it. We as fans sometimes become too enamored with our favorite artists we raise the status of their mediocre work

  • Demba BARZ

    EVERYONE BELOW ME EAT A D!CK.

  • Anonymous

    Nas is a bitch made punk. Don't bring up the deceased unless you plan on talking about your rap career.

  • Vagabond

    Love nas, however, don't love how ever since pac's death when asked of the beef the alleged convo he says they had a few days before he was shot is always different. Stick to one story nas. From the sound of 2pac's last interview doesn't sound like he squashed anything with nas but whatever. As long as this album doesn't sound like Nastradamus or the half ass albums that came out after lost tapes. Stillmatic was good but overrated. I think all us nas fans need to take a step back and look at his career objectively. Illmatic was so dope that we allowed him to put out a lot of trash and half ass shit and gave him a pass. Someone tell me the last nas album where more than half the album was good?

    • Anonymous

      Fuck u talking about u better cop the OutLaws book that's PAC click just in case ur sorry ass didn't kno and in the book The Outlaws explain how PAC lived Nas and the Beef Was squashed and they where suppose to start making a album together called "One Nation".... Nas was suppose to meet PAC in Vegas but then rip PAC.. 1996 MTV awards show PAC and Nas together stupid fucks get ur story right Nas never switched up the story.... I swear fag niggas say anything to discredit Nas....

    • Anonymous

      I don't know what's wrong with yall. Hip Hop Is Dead is easily his best work to me post Stillmatic, this shit was unreal and the production was the best Nas had in a long ass time, L.E.S. is so underrated. Money Over Bullshit, Carry On Tradition, Hip Hop Is Dead, Black Republican, Not Going Back, Hold Down The Block, Blunt Ashes and Hustlers with Game's best feature part ever. Nas was on fire throughout the whole album, sounded focused and and had perfect song concepts.

    • theCool

      Agreed-to-an-extent. Nas doesn't put out trash, he is always relevant in subject matter and lyrical skills, its just his production on those "Half-assed" albums were plum awful. I bought Gods Son when it came out, and I enjoy over half of that cd easy. Hip Hop Is Dead wasn't my favorite, but it also had a handful of really good shit. And as far as Stillmatic being overrated... for what hip-hop was in like 2001 or whenever that shit dropped, I was more than happy with that album. In fact, that album isn't overrated at all, just because it was his best effort since ill/IWW and people hopped on his dick at the sound of the title, doesn't take away the fact that He killed Jay with Ether, and had One Mic, Got Yourself A Gun, Your Da Man, What Goes Around, etc. Idk it seems like the real Nas fans are able to say "Yes, Illmatic is probably the best put together hip hop album of its time and this generation." But we also no when to say "this shit is so subpar to Nas' abilities, it's almost a shame". If I can find another "Purple" or "Queens Get The Money" type song on this next record, you know like a song that hits you in the fucking soul when you listen to it, than I will stay a satified Nas fan. Its just whether or not the other 13 songs will be filler or not and Nas kinda has a history with fillers.

    • Z Dub

      I'd say over half the tracks (I just counted like 9 out of 16) on "Hip Hop is Dead" were dope, that album was overhated by a lot of people. I do agree with what you said though.

    • Anonymous

      agreed. stillmatic is so fucking overrated, if it wasn't for the cliched title and i am and nastradamus before it.

  • Anonymous

    EWAY WISH HE WAS PAC.... BITCHMADE ASS EWAY...

    • EWAY

      Sorry didn't mean to hurt your feelings...in love with Tupac dick ridding ass Chump! You probably wish u had a lil' Pac "IN" you, you Fag!

  • Anonymous

    2PAC LIVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      @Ross, Wasn't trying to be funny..I meant that shit..Fuck dude!

    • Ross

      Why don't you grow up? That shit wasn't even funny. Be disrespectful towards some ineffective person in the music game, not somebody who damn near carried it until their death. Ignorance is rarely funny

  • Anonymous

    this is how nas is tryin to promote his album from a beef from that long ago you might as well hang it up dawg

    • Anonymous

      I swear you people are delusional....How is he desperate? Nas was asked a question about 2pac and he answered it...You're seeing things that aren't really there...Seek help.

    • Skeptikz

      LOL...It's like people don't understand how the interview/reporting process works. Everytime an article appears on hear about a rapper from the so called "golden era" regarding the past, you get 50 comments saying "is this how 'rapper x' is promoting their album now? They are no longer relevant and should just hang it up..." Almost like they believe in this case Nas has called up hiphopDX and said...yea post up this article about me and pac...smh

    • p

      The hell are you talking about? He was asked a question about Tupac, naturally he's gonna speak on his history with that person. Does NAS("Ether" Nas now) really need to promote anything to sell units. He's one of the few gimmick-less artists in the game that succeed solely on their lyrical ability.

    • Anonymous

      word. this was the guy who destroyed jay a long time ago, fucking sad how it all ended. he's more than desperate.

  • $p|!ff90

    Cool, I believe Nas...

  • Anonymous

    nas - we will survive deep song about this

  • Anonymous

    life is gooood !!

  • westcoastshit

    outlaws told about in interview that nas and pac ended up their beef in NY and pac want to remove all nas reference in against all odds but unfortinatly he were killed 2 day after i think this was on outlaws web site

  • qbb92

    QUEENS BRIDGE ALL DAY EVERY DAY ! NAS IS THE MAN !

  • belegit78

    nas is my nigga right here ! someone with meaning on his songs most of you who talk about some songs on the 90 with escobar but yall dont know the man nasir jones you should listen his whole discography! BRAVEHEART :

  • tamere

    nas is king he has got crazy ass songs and lyrics since illmatic came out in 94 !! almost 20 years at the top i mean who can say the same thing maybe snoop but huh nas s poetry is way deeper no disrespect so big up to nas this guy is fucking legend period

  • Anonymous

    do not dare mention nas and rick ross in the same comment fool one keeps hip hop alive and the other is slowly killing it

    • Anonymous

      that's why he works with that nigga, praised him up several times and proudly does collaborations with all the other guys who are accused of killing hip hop, huh? now i get why you fucks adore that nigga so much, seeking for intelligence because all of his fans clearly lack in the departments nas prevails at. faggot ass bitch.

  • FRIENDSHIP?

    they were never friends at all, they just had beef to squash, misleading article title, you niggas be on some dj vlad shit

  • Anonymous

    Two mcs with virtually the same spirit and depth in their music, and stand for the same cause!

    • Anonymous

      Excuse me was Nas not the rapper that was pushing keys of cocaine back in the 90's. Nas is as fake as Rick Ross and a very contradicted rapper just like pac.

  • Anonymous

    Nas didnt nickname himself escobar, the WUTANG did, get your facts right

    • Anonymous

      He had some mixtapes whether official or non official which dropped in anticipation for some of these albums which contain absolute classics material. People forgett about the shit Nas drops on a street level which over hypes people for these albums. It maybe my misunderstanding of people and their perceptions of him having only a limited amount of classic material, but I'll tell you know he actually has the best catalogue in my opinion than any other solo rap artist...Yes, including Jay Z

    • Anonymous

      Shut up!!! You guys like to distort our devotion to the due like it's all glory, we like him because he gives a nice and real contrast., to the fake shit out there. I anticipate every track the guy puts out, every track, and it's because he has the lyricism and the authenticity to have me subscribe to it. It's that simple. The guy is fucken ruthless and always consistent, the rest are not nearly as consistent ant talented as Nas, to suggest that we don't listen to the rest EITHER, just that Nas is high on the priority list of worthy artists worth bumping. Okay? So don't get all homo agitated about this, there are other artists we like to hear about, lol and like to listen to, but Nas is the shit and when a song of his comes on I'm more willing to hear him than others. Period! Done. Cry along, cry somewhere else. Just leave us with the real shit.

    • Anonymous

      that doesnt matter he took the name

  • Anonymous

    Nas the fake hustler rapper who once named himself after druglord Pablo Escobar but i guess you have only a problem with it if Rick Ross is doing.

    • Anonymous

      Shut up!!! You guys like to distort our devotion to the due like it's all glory, we like him because he gives a nice and real contrast., to the fake shit out there. I anticipate every track the guy puts out, every track, and it's because he has the lyricism and the authenticity to have me subscribe to it. It's that simple. The guy is fucken ruthless and always consistent, the rest are not nearly as consistent ant talented as Nas, to suggest that we don't listen to the rest EITHER, just that Nas is high on the priority list of worthy artists worth bumping. Okay? So don't get all homo agitated about this, there are other artists we like to hear about, lol and like to listen to, but Nas is the shit and when a song of his comes on I'm more willing to hear him than others. Period! Done. Cry along, cry somewhere else. Just leave us with the real shit.

    • Anonymous

      don't try, they'll never admit the justified critics against their holy one.

    • Anonymous

      it doesnt matter he took the name dumbasses and i dont give a fuck about rick ross so fuck you

    • Anonymous

      Poor child is emotionally scarred over the Rick Ross thread from days ago.

  • Anonymous

    DX why are you lying? 2Pac and Nas were NOT friends Nas said he talked about his relation with Pac. Goddamn it get your facts straight!

  • Chicago War

    It's jsut ridiculous and straight obvious how he tries to ride Pac's dick now.

    • Anonymous

      U RIGHT, THIS WAS ON THE 'NET LIKE 2 WKS AGO FROM SXSW, THEM BOYS SLOW WITH A.D.D. TO SEE IT'S THE SAME THING, JUST EDITED FOR HHDX. MEDIA BE FOOLING THEM.

    • Anonymous

      if hes asked a question bout pac and he answers, how is that dick riding??? if anything hiphopdx is dick riding by cherry picking the pac question out of that entire interview... open your mind and think citically... media selectivly picks what they do and do not report on... dont blame nas for dx trying to get headlines... does anyone else understand this?? please tell me im not the only one with (at least) half a brain...

  • Anonymous

    YOU GUYS ACT LIKE YOU WERE THERE! NO ONE KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED ONLY NAS AND PAC AND THERE AFFILIATED BOYS, SO DONT TALK LIKE YOU WERE LISTNING TO THE CONOV! PAC AND NAS ARE BOTH DOPE SO SHUT THE FUCK UP

  • Cwigg

    HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA!!...SHIT FOR BRAINS SWAG.

  • Swag

    Both Nas & Pac both fucking suck. Compared to Wayne, they're shit.

  • LOL

    Nigga whateva......How come every one got different stories on how Pac really felt about him? Snoop says him and Pac walked up on Nas in New York, and thats where they supposedly squashed the beef......Nas was like " We aint got nothing but love for you out here Pac".....Pac said, " Well if we cool nigga, I got a track dissing you, Mobb Deep, Jay- Z , and all these other New York niggas......if you wanna be cool, don't respond" To which Nas replied ," I got you ". Then Pac turned around and told Snoop, " See...told you we got these niggas out here scared"......Look up the interview online......Theres no reason for Snoop to lie on Pac, but Nas tryna be more than what he is.....sucka ass nigga

    • Tbones

      LMAO @ ur E thuging, wat u gon do next? fucking simpleton.

    • ???

      Nigga.....it doesn't matter what else he said.....You know what....this talking on the internet shit is for sucka ass niggas.....lemme know if you wanna meet in person and talk this shit out like men

    • tbones

      U d dumbass cos u clearly left out the remainder of wat snoop said just to make urself feel good.

    • Okkkkk

      Dumbass thanks for posting the link to show, he said what I said. I didn't have the exact words, but he said " We got these niggas punked out here" . And the Outlaws are some flunkies anyway...cant trust what them niggas say. Pac was the leader and fearless one, them niggas was flunkies that was down to ride the hype train wit Pac.....lets be real. You can't trust what them niggas say.....all y'all some stans. Pac, Scarface, Outkast, these some niggas I fuck wit. Y'all some fake ass stans, that only listen to Nas, cuz you think he the "realest".......but then get mad when he get on a track with someone he criticizes all the time i.e. Nikki Minaj, Rick Ross, Wayne........whatever.....yall some lame ass niggas

    • Tbones

      Stop lying dumb ass, here is a link to wat Snoop said not d made up bullshit u came up with.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCCBzQ-mM_w

    • Anonymous

      Pac got you niggas fooled. LMAO. Yall believing he was this super thug that got everybody else shook? Nas grew up in the largest housing projects.

    • Anonymous

      That guy actually believed that.

    • Anonymous

      lol i aint NEVER ... I mean EVER heard that "we got niggas scared out here" part.... i hate it when niggas add extra shit and make shit up to try and confirm their belief. just straight bullshitting... couldnt even drop a link to the alleged snoop interview you're talking about. i heard that outlaws interview a thousand times and dude even dropped a transcript. stop lying nigga.

    • Q

      @ LOL--- you dumbfuck you just completely turned and flipped the snoop interview, 2 pac didnt say we got these niggas scared out here he said we got love out here, dumb bitch.

    • Mr Flamboyant

      Thanks, anonymous. That jiggaboo bitch nigga conveniently forgot about that conversation and account that was confirmed. What the hell Snoop was speaking about, no one will ever know. Especially no one will ever know the point.

    • Anonymous

      THIS IS ONLINE TOO "principal Outlawz members Young Noble and Napoleon spoke on the Central Park saga. For his part, Young Noble confirmed the meeting, "two days before [2Pac] got shot, we was in New York. That's when we seen Nas. Them niggas chopped it up, squashed that shit they had." Then Napoleon mentioned that Pac had planned to remove all references to Nas from the Makaveli album. Unfortunately, no change was ever made, for just two days after the MTV awards, 2Pac's black BMW, near the intersection of Koval Lane, in Las Vegas, Nevada, was ambushed by an array of bullets. A week later, his wounds would prove fateful." AIN'T NO REASON FOR THEM TO LIE ON PAC EITHER SUCKA, YOU JUST LOOKING AT WHAT YOU WANT TO LOOK AT.

  • kennyken

    nas really doesn't hate. i like that. plus he's a great artist. i'm pretty damn sure if pac were still alive, they would've done something together. glad he respect's pac, because pac liked nas and jigga too. he just was mad and didn't like the way things were going back then.

    • Anonymous

      how the fuck does that make him a stan?? i swear niggas just throw around words they dont even know the meaning of nowadays. while i dont think pac "like" jay... he only hated jay by association. im sure that was part of the reason pac took jay's diss out of hitemp up. pac was just an angry dude at deathrow to be honest.

    • Anonymous

      stan, pac never even met jigga........lol.

  • Jay

    keep reading nas interviews because he will always say something different. i luv Nasty. The Don is just ok. I can't wait for the next joint.

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