Nas is currently on tour with fellow collaborator Damian Marley, trekking through not only the U.S., but also Australia, Japan, Europe, and Africa. In an interview with, Nas said the Distant Relatives jaunt will see a finale in Africa, although the exact locations are not yet clear.

Nas also gave his opinion on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, taking a tone that is not at all popular in Western media. “I never saw Gaddafi as an enemy,” he said. “I see him as someone who is misunderstood. I think a revolution in Libya is important and I just hate to see that the people are against him or he has to be against [them]…I just don’t like that.” He added that U.S. intervention may be a good idea as long as it is intelligent.

The QB rapper also said that he’s quite interested in recording another album with Damian Marley, even as his Lost Tapes Vol. 2 has garnered increasing anticipation from fans. Unfortunately, he says changes to the Def Jam label thwarted his plans to release the album in December of 2010. “I kinda got away from [the album] and I started working on my new album,” he explained. “…so maybe Lost Tapes later down the road but the new album first. Who knows, I’m trying to figure it out now.”



Nas’ newest project is as of yet untitled.