“None of today’s rappers are ‘keeping me up at night’” – NAS

Hip hop legend Nas recently was asked about the current state of hip hop. Unfortunately, none of the emcees of the current generationis piquing his longterm interest.

“I appreciate what’s out there, but there’s no one keeping me up at night,” said Nas. “I hear a new rap record and think it’s great, but I don’t listen to it the next week.”

But the New York emcee noted Pop Smoke’s potential.

“We were happy to see that young king come up, He was a breath of fresh air. The drill movement in London, Chicago and New York is really exciting,” – he said.

He also gives some advice to hip hop newcomers.

“The business is hard and not many artists make it. But as long as you keep your soul, so long as you are happy knowing you contributed something positive to the atmosphere, then you can’t lose, No one gets out unscathed, you know. There’s going to be some turbulence, but you’re here to make music, change lives and help people.”

On March 14 will hold this year’s Grammys, Nas’s latest album King’s Disease is nominated for Best Rap Album. He can also be heard on “EPMD” off the soundtrack to Judas and the Black Messiah.