As opposed to other genres of music, Hip Hop has become notoriously well-known for its various rapper beefs. No stranger to the topic of rap beef, Queensbridge’s own Nas appeared on Chelsea Lately to speak briefly on the topic with celebrity co-host Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters.
Nas seemed moderately fed up with beef in the genre as he spoke on Hip Hop being very standoffish and competitive at times.
“Once you say it, you gotta ride with it,” Nas revealed. “You gotta be true. Hip Hop is really standoffish. It’s really competitive. It’s really about who’s number one all the time. And it sometimes gets out of hand, definitely.”
The Life Is Good rapper also touched on Hip Hop’s decreasing recognition at The Grammy’s after he was asked how he felt about various rap awards being moved to the awards ceremony’s pre-show.
“It’s cool. I feel like it could be a little more loved though,” said Nas in regards to Hip Hop at The Grammy’s. “Hip Hop is making a lot of noise. It should get some more spotlight.”
Nas is currently working on his twelfth studio album which he revealed he’s in a “great zone” for during an interview at the top of the year.