Nas talks about his next album, agrees with CNN calling him the "finest emcee" and says he is "back together as friends" with Kelis.
The buzz has started to surround Nas' next album. The Queensbridge emcee is saying he's fully prepared to work on new music soon, adding that he's in a "zone." However, he also had more to say about his life during a recent stop at Hot 97. The emcee responded to the CNN article calling him Hip Hop's "finest emcee," by agreeing with the label. He also talked about his relationship with Kelis, saying they're "back together," before adding, "as friends."
"I don't know if I've done my best," he explained, saying he has much more left in his career. "I think what's next to come is crazy because the zone I'm in is so right, that I'm happy to be in the place that I'm at right now to make music. I don't know what just got into me but I love it. I'm gonna take advantage of the zone that I'm in when it comes to making this next record. I feel like Ali. I feel like going in so I started to put togethert he base of it and I'm ready."
"Yeah. Kinda. At first, I was cringing like, 'What?' But the way he broke down the article...It is what it is, man. I'ma own it."
"We're back together as friends," he clarified. "We were not friends. We were not the best friends for a long time. It was crazy. We're friends now. That's what it is. We're not together. We're friends though."
"We were always close," he shared regarding his father, Jazz veteran Olu Dara. "We didn't always live together. There was the separated home. I grew up with my mom. My mom raised me and my brother. But he was there. He was always around. A lot of my dudes, the pops was not there. So, the fact that we had a relationship that comes from also music too, it was a blessing for me to show that to the world, man."
More from the interview can be seen below. Photograph by: Scott Gries