Nas Talks About His Legacy, Conspiracies, and Family Matters In A Long Convo w/Vibe
Vibe Magazine started a cool new column (a lot of people are doing that these days) in which they simply have a “Long Convo With…” The last two editions contained conversations with Nas as well as Janelle Monae (check our interview with Janelle right here). I read the full Nas feature, and it reinforced a lot of the reasons that I consider Nas one of my favorite artists. I found his comments regarding his own legacy, and taking his career off auto-pilot to be a highlight of the interview. When asked about his motivation for continuing his career and with such care he told Vibe:
“I guess when I looked at dudes before me [whose] careers died from drugs or crazy egos, bad advice, not following their heart, imitating s**t that’s temporary. I’ve seen a lot of dudes from the ‘80s messed up from that. They kinda like brats, like little divas, thinking that everyone owes them something. S**t don’t owe me nothing.”
Very true Mr. Jones. Very true. Read the rest here.