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Tupac better than Shakespeare…Nas Seems to think so

Posted By on December 4, 2002

While on the set of the new Tupac video Thugz Mansion,Nas willing revealed to MTV that when he got the call to appear on Tupac’s new Cd Better Dayz, he literally jumped at the chance, “That was something I’ve been waiting to do for a long time. It’s a tremendous honor because I put Tupac beyond Shakespeare. Unfortunately his early demise didn’t allow him to still be here and do more incredible things. The things he left are timeless. Just to be a part of that is an honor for me.”

On the album Nas has one verse of the Acoustic version of Thugz Mansion. On the other hand, on Nas’s upcomming cd God’s Son,whic is due out December 17, Nas has two verses, while 2Pac only has one. Nas went on to say : “As soon as I heard it, I was with it, It was something I wanted to do with just a guitar playing, not really drums — something you could hear the words [on]. I was looking forward to doing something like that for my album, so when I heard [Tupac] doing it and the things he was saying, I was like, ‘Damn!’ It goes to show how he was one of the most incredible poets. It couldn’t have been a better song at a better time. The concept of the song is somewhere to go where there’s no problems. Everywhere we go, there’s a problem. Everywhere I turn I’m hearing my name this way and that way. It’s always an issue on all types of levels. Just being a human is hard. ‘Thugz Mansion’ is like exactly what the title says — it’s heaven.”