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Nas Speaks On The Current State Of Hip Hop; Salutes Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller, And More

Posted By on January 28, 2014

Rapper Nas was recently interviewed by Bossip, and one of the questions was his thoughts on the state of Hip Hop.  The MC stated that Hip Hop is right where it’s suppose to be.

“It’s going where it’s supposed to be going in 2014,” Nas said regarding Hip Hop in an interview with Bossip. “It’s going in a great direction.”


Nas then went on to name a few rappers who are helping the culture move forward.

Mac Miller is my man,” Nas said at one point. “Drizzy [Drake], Kendrick [Lamar], J. Cole. It’s a couple good fellas out there that I’m feeling.”


J.Cole recently gave a heartfelt speech celebrating Nas and his major impact in the game.

“As a rapper, there’s very few greats that I study and I still continue to study and Nas is obviously one of them,” J. Cole said in his Vibe Impact speech. “I really had his lyrics printed on my wall… I would print these joints out and I would hang them up on my wall and if you’d walk in my room [you’d be like], ‘What is wrong with this kid?’ I’d just be there standing and reading the lyrics. I really wanted to know what it was like to be that good. I was rapping at the time and it was my goal to be that good.”