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go mack
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"Nas explains how he remains relevant (swipe)"


  

          

http://www.hiphopdx.com/m/index.php?s=news&id=19377

Nas has been in the Hip Hop game for over two decades, all because he hasn’t fallen out of love with rapping. During an interview with Muve Music while at SXSW, Esco explained how many people think they’re relevant just because they exist, but that he stays important to Hip Hop because he focuses on being honest with himself.

“So many people think they’re relevant because they’re still alive. That’s not the case. Just because they stay alive, doesn’t make you relevant. Your music should mean something, and that’s what I always try to do. I don’t work hard on anything other than being me, and if that resonates and they say that’s relevant, that’s official. I get that question from so many people, ‘What makes you so relevant today when they’re not relevant?’”

Nas had released his latest single “The Don” the day before the interview, speaking on the immediate effect that it’s had on New York and U.K. markets.

“‘The Don’ dropped last night in New York and the U.K. It’s been really big. It’s just about music and the business and showing a lot of little guys out there that you can still say what you mean, feel free to do whatever you want to do and be happy. I just feel good to wake up and say, ‘I want to make music and somebody wants to hear it.’ It feels good that I still want to make music. That’s it. I don’t want any other accolades. I love that I love the music so much that I still want to continue make it.”

  

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Apr 14th 2012
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Relevant to who? About 3 people on OKP and Kelis' bank account?
Apr 14th 2012
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Look it's condom being a fag in a Nas thread!
Apr 14th 2012
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lol
Apr 15th 2012
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LMFAO
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Damn mate
Apr 16th 2012
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      ^ i see what you did there, 100% Dundee
Apr 16th 2012
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lol
Apr 14th 2012
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you're the one with the man's name on your chest. relevant to who?
Apr 15th 2012
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i like the cats music and he is One of the best ever in rap,however
Apr 15th 2012
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He still gets gold records
Apr 15th 2012
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      people like to ignore facts for their emotions.
Apr 15th 2012
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      so does Snoop Dogg and until a few years ago LL COOL J as well
Apr 15th 2012
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           But don't you think there's something to following one's
Apr 16th 2012
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                please don't insult miles davis, paul simon and marvin gaye like that
Apr 16th 2012
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I like Nas as much as the next man, but he's really not relevant in toda...
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not that i liked it but em's last album was huge
Apr 15th 2012
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      Em still counts, however his prime and peak IMO was 99-02
Apr 16th 2012
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           agreed just saying dude still sells a lot of records
Apr 16th 2012
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no mention of conceiving album titles...
Apr 15th 2012
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Geez, tough crowd
Apr 15th 2012
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RE: Nas explains how he remains relevant (swipe)
Apr 15th 2012
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RE: Nas explains how he remains relevant (swipe)
Apr 15th 2012
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But everytime Nas drops a song it trends on twitter.
Apr 15th 2012
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lol... man, it's funny to see people react to his career
Apr 15th 2012
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      every single time
Apr 15th 2012
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relevant is a term that needs to stop being used
Apr 15th 2012
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the alliteration is killing me
Apr 15th 2012
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I was just going to post the same shit
Apr 15th 2012
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      the irony is that if Nas wasn't 'relevant'
Apr 16th 2012
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I just wanna hear him rhyme over some Large Professor beats. n/m
Apr 15th 2012
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someone please get Def Jam to release this album NOW!!!!!
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DolphinTeef
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1. "W"
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2. "Relevant to who? About 3 people on OKP and Kelis' bank account?"
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He needs to quit rapping and get a real job.

http://www.last.fm/user/_CondoM_/

  

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DJR
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3. "Look it's condom being a fag in a Nas thread!"
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Corny ass mufucker. Go listen to some Australian rapping about cracking open cans of Fosters and shit. Dickhead.

  

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5. "lol"
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>Corny ass mufucker. Go listen to some Australian rapping
>about cracking open cans of Fosters and shit. Dickhead.

I would love to hear rap about that subject, for real

  

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32. "^ i see what you did there, 100% Dundee"
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4. "lol"
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24. "you're the one with the man's name on your chest. relevant to who?"
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edit: fuck, i fell for the trollery. i always told myself to avoid doing that.

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6. "i like the cats music and he is One of the best ever in rap,however"
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he ain't counted in a decade and nobody has been checking for his gimmick titles and his kissing up to the camel. nobody is sweating Nas including Nas.

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16. "He still gets gold records"
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Sun Apr-15-12 09:33 AM by go mack

  

          

without radio play and for a 38 years old in hip hop is still being asked to hop on tracks with the young stars so can't say he's doing too bad

Also, ESPN is choosing to use a couple new Nas songs for their NFL draft coverage, that's kind of cool beings supposedly nobody under 30 knows who he is.

  

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17. "people like to ignore facts for their emotions."
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www.royallegacy.org
http://therapfest.com/up-next-artists/

  

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19. "so does Snoop Dogg and until a few years ago LL COOL J as well"
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and the point is? Nas is respected, however he has had a Hall Pass for a decade now. nelly got a song on ESPN as well and he ain't counted in 6 years.

mistermaxxx R.Kelly, Michael Jackson,Stevie wonder,Rick James,Marvin Gaye,El Debarge, Barry WHite Lionel RIchie,Isleys EWF,Lady T.,Kid creole and coconuts,the crusaders,kc sunshine band,bee gees,jW,sd,NE,JB

Miami Heat, New York Yankees,buffalo bills

  

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26. "But don't you think there's something to following one's"
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full career? I mean regardless if an artist has 100 million or 20 fans they should follow some creative stream/journey. Personally speaking regardless if radio is checking for Nas or not, I always check out his new stuff. I loved his last album with Damien Marley (A lot of ppl on here eventually came around on it too) and every album he does even if it's not amazing he at least has a few songs that are great. Nas does seem to be following a musical journey, with plenty of highs and lows but regardless I find looking at an artist's discography as a whole can bring a whole new appreciation to not just the artist but music as a whole. It's one of the things that gives me so much appreciation to artists like Miles Davis, Paul Simon or Marvin Gaye. The way they change, the things that follow them throughout, the things that they did for a period, etc.

  

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28. "please don't insult miles davis, paul simon and marvin gaye like that"
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Nas can't see none of those guys even with 3d glasses on in High def. he had a strong 90's era and been hit and miss since. problem he faces is that while he is one of the best MC's Ever IMO, he also fell off and had his time. right now you can get Nas for fire sale prices because he played himself out.

and also unlike those cats you mentioned they are true great artists and were dominant for a particular time in there respective styles of music making, Nas never was dominant, but steady and had a chance at more, however he stopped making interesting music a long time ago.

Nas been living off his rep for over a decade.

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7. "I like Nas as much as the next man, but he's really not relevant in toda..."
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Sorry, JayZ mastered his philosophy. Tho hes getting collab cuts wit ross, etc. he's not really relevant. Almost in the same sense that Eminem is no longer relevant. His last albums sell like hot cakes but nobody really talks about him. Living off legacy.

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21. "not that i liked it but em's last album was huge"
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not sure how he can be irrelevant.

“So back we go to these questions — friendship, character… ethics.”

  

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29. "Em still counts, however his prime and peak IMO was 99-02"
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and while he still sells and has his pass, its not like he is talked about as that dude. right now Rick Ross, Kayne,Lil Wayne and Drake got the pulse.

mistermaxxx R.Kelly, Michael Jackson,Stevie wonder,Rick James,Marvin Gaye,El Debarge, Barry WHite Lionel RIchie,Isleys EWF,Lady T.,Kid creole and coconuts,the crusaders,kc sunshine band,bee gees,jW,sd,NE,JB

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30. "agreed just saying dude still sells a lot of records"
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“So back we go to these questions — friendship, character… ethics.”

  

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8. "no mention of conceiving album titles..."
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to evoke the impression of a "return" to the spirit of your debut or early career?
all done in an attempt to erase the memory of the last dud you released and try to regain consumer confidence in purchasing your creatively descending product?

  

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9. "Geez, tough crowd"
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I still want Nas to go back to his IWW phase and just have fun with it.

  

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10. "RE: Nas explains how he remains relevant (swipe)"
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Wow, the hate is immense. Very sad.

  

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20. "RE: Nas explains how he remains relevant (swipe)"
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....yeah, it's crazy...I mean, you have a cat still spittin better than 99% of so called MC's...who cares about his age...talent is all that ever matters...duke is still a beast...long live Hip Hop...

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11. "But everytime Nas drops a song it trends on twitter."
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You old niggas need to stop trying to dictate what's relevant. No disrespect but be real.

  

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14. "lol... man, it's funny to see people react to his career"
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>You old niggas need to stop trying to dictate what's
>relevant. No disrespect but be real.

Nas should have been DONE years ago, according to so many, but he still speaks and people pay attention.

  

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15. "every single time"
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>Nas should have been DONE years ago, according to so many, but
>he still speaks and people pay attention.

it's like it literally burns some people up that people still care when he rhymes or does an interview or anything

www.royallegacy.org
http://therapfest.com/up-next-artists/

  

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12. " relevant is a term that needs to stop being used"
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you niggers just use that shit to discredit a rapper with more ability than the peenpinchers you live to day in and day out

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18. "the alliteration is killing me"
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>more ability than the peenpinchers you live to day in and day
>out

  

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22. "I was just going to post the same shit"
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Relevant is such a stupid ass term in hip-hop and people don't actually break down what the shit means.

  

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31. "the irony is that if Nas wasn't 'relevant'"
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people would be ignoring him.

he'd be milk carton status.

  

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23. "I just wanna hear him rhyme over some Large Professor beats. n/m"
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25. "someone please get Def Jam to release this album NOW!!!!!"
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I'm tired of waiting for this.


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