Nas has amassed generational wealth and flipped it into his bars on numerous occasions. After his much-anticipated collaboration with JAY-Z entitled “Sorry Not Sorry” from DJ Khaled’s Khaled Khaled album arrived on Friday (April 30), fans found themselves upset with one particular Nas bar.
Over a flip of Bobby Glenn’s “Sounds Like A Love Song,” the Queensbridge legend stacks his newfound wealth and boldly proclaims himself to be a one-of-one in the cryptocurrency world.
“‘Til we all on, never fall off, hear a boss talk, you don’t hear me? That’s your loss. Winner in life, fuck a coin toss, I’m coin-based, basically cryptocurrency Scarface,” Nas raps on the single, alluding to his massive investment in the cryptocurrency platform Coinbase. However, the bar was deemed not only “lazy” by some of Nas’ staunchest fans but a head-scratcher.
““Cryptocurrency Scarface” is the corniest flex of Nas’ career,” critic Justin L. Hunte wrote.
“Cryptocurrency Scarface” is the corniest flex of Nas’ career.
— Justin L. Hunte ?????? (@TheCompanyMan) April 30, 2021
Nas and JAY-Z trading massive flexes no songs together has become a common theme since the former foes squashed their beef in 2005. In 2006, the two traded bars on the song “Black Republican” from Nas’ Hip Hop Is Dead album. One year later, the pair did it again on “Success” from Hov’s 2007 album American Gangster where Nas famously told the world, “Google Earth Nas, I got flats in other continents.”
Even though Nas will forever be hailed as one of the greatest lyricists of all time, numerous fans echoed Hunte’s sentiments in regards to the bar. See some of those reactions below and watch the visual for “Sorry Not Sorry.”
12-year-old Nas didn’t go to Hell so 47-year-old Nas could call himself “Cryptocurrency Scarface.” https://t.co/dW5nlzhKR9
— Jus (@IkeMoses) April 30, 2021
woke up to nas calling himself “cryptocurrency scarface” and jay rapping about being an angel investor on this khaled song. maybe hip-hop was a mistake
— f.k.a. ottergawd (@charlesxholmes) April 30, 2021
Heard “cryptocurrency Scarface…” and turned the song off.
Hope Jay did his thing.
— Eddie Gonzalez (@bansky) April 30, 2021
nas deadass callin himself the “cryptocurrency scarface” and hov rappin bout bein an angel investor on this khaled song?
— Astruss ツ (@aaronmayintern) April 30, 2021
Jay Z and Nas do a song in 2021 and what do they talk about? Coinbase, angel investing, Silicon Valley, and intermittent fasting lol pic.twitter.com/wx62Q5myyQ
— Andrew Martz (@martz_andrew) April 30, 2021
“I’m Coinbase, basically crypto currency Scarface” Nas is funny ???
— OlutosinFashusi (@OlutosinFashusi) April 30, 2021
Nas called himself the crypto currency scarface and I almost broke my thumb turnin it off https://t.co/xlbFUCqLeZ
— PrThegreat609 (@CoachPr_NJ) April 30, 2021
Y’all really blown away by Nas calling himself the “Cryptocurrency Scarface” ?? just wait till you find out that he used to be waving automatic guns at nuns
— D3vante (@D3vante__) April 30, 2021
Nas gotta call it quits after calling himself “cryptocurrency Scarface “
— cryptocurrency scarface (@Fullcoursemeelz) April 30, 2021
My guy Nasir got his Bitcoin cash .. now he calls himself cryptocurrency Scarface – ????
— Officer Beamish (@DannyBeamish) April 30, 2021