Fashawn Says He & Nas Have "A Lot Of Things Brewing"

Exclusive: Fashawn talks about what it means for Nas to say he is a fan of his work and describes what it was like to be invited by Nas to appear at his recent "Mass Appeal" SXSW showcase.

Fashawn, who appeared on stage with Nas during the Mass Appeal SXSW showcase Saturday (March 15), says that was the first time he met the Illmatic emcee. 

"Me and Nas were supposed to meet on a few occasions, but it never happened due to scheduling conflicts between the both us," Fashawn says in an exclusive statement to HipHopDX. "He decided to fly me out to [Austin,] Texas for SXSW so we [could] finally meet...I didn't even plan on attending SXSW this year, but I got a personal invite from one of the greatest of all time. I would've been a fool to refuse that plane ticket." 

This was a significant moment for Fashawn, who released his debut studio album Boy Meets World, in 2009. 

"I got to share the stage with one of the most influential artist of our time," Fashawn says. "It was an honor to share the stage with The Don and even more of an honor to [hear him] say that he is a fan of what I do." 

Fashawn says Nas' praise has not "sunk in just yet," but adds that it is a sign of more to come.  

"This is kind of a new beginning for me," Fashawn says. "Simply just a glimpse of what's to come for my career. Me and the big homie have a lot of things brewing for 2014 and beyond. I couldn't have asked for a better MC to stand next to. It's not even even fair what we're about to do to Hip Hop from this point on."

Fashawn Says The Ecology Is "What Fans Have Been Waiting To Hear"

Moving forward, Fashawn also says fans can expect more new music from him, including material from his upcoming album, The Ecology.

"Expect the return of Rap in its purest form," Fashawn says. "Expect an album music listeners and Hip Hop fans have been waiting to hear for a long time. I put my all into this project. I can say that The Ecology is going to be something special. My 2014 just got that much more interesting." 

In an article published March 13, Fashawn spoke about his upcoming album, The Ecology

"All I know is that I am excited for the world to hear it and I am very proud of what was created," Fash said at the time. "Glad to be working with Exile again as well. His skills have only progressed since the last album and so have mine."

Fashawn's recent Instagram video post from SXSW is below. 

Photograph By: Andres Tardio

RELATED: Fashawn Recalls "Ode To Illmatic" & Discusses "The Ecology"

17 Comments

  • Rozay O'Donnell

    I guarantee you that Rick Ross could rap circles around this fake thug wannabe.

  • Anonymous

    He almost let Nas down

  • Hassan

    I be hatin on these nikkas, and I ain't even got a reason. Anyway, fuck both these muthaphukaz, and fuck y'all too

  • Anonymous

    Dope great look Nas gave Fashawn

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  • its funny

    I like how Nas completely ditched Nashawn the millenium thug, and now its all about dude called Fashawn. Also its funny how J. Cole wanted Nas on his record, but got dude called Bas instead.

    • silly

      u speak on things u don't have clue about. Nashawn is in love with the street life, Nas pumped alot of time and money into him but he just can't seem to focus on rap long enough.Plus they still mad cool same with wiz but Nas been in the game 23 years u can't expect the same ppl in the background all the time.

    • TBD

      Nashawn & Esco are blood cousin , so I Millennium Thug hasn't rapping in years. He good

  • curt mcgirt

    I'd rather wait to hear something from the two before putting the hater hat on. Cats be killing me complaining about how hiphop isn't lyrical like it used to be or how the og's of the game aren't passing the torch to the youngstas. You just witnessed something that could be dope if done right. Just chill the fuck out bruh.

  • Anonymous

    Fashawn is a better skater than Lil Wayne but he doesn't show himself skateboarding in every video or rap about it like that.

  • Anonymous

    Nas stop working with these wack rappers , you should be collabing cormega or az

  • drake runs rap

    HE AND NAS ARENT GOING TO DO SHIT TO THE GAME NOBODY GIVES A SHIT ABOUT THEM THESE DAYS ONLY DRAKE AND MAYBE WEEZY AND YEEZY HAVE A SAY ABOUT WHATS GOING ON IN THE RAP GAME THEY ARE THE OFFICIAL FACES OF HIP-HOP

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