Nas Covers XXL

Commemorating 20 years in the game, Nas returns on the cover of XXL. Issue hits newsstands on October 25, but peep an excerpt between he and guest interviewer, Tyler, The Creator. Cover designed by Mister Cartoon.

“God’s Son is my favorite album by you,” Tyler said. “And my second is probably Street’s Disciple,” he continued.

“Get the fuck outta here,” Nas responded.

Awkward and quirky exchanges aside, the discussion quickly picked up with the 20-year-old Tyler asking Nas for advice.

“You, Em, Jay, Snoop, like, you guys all started when you was exactly my age,” Tyler said. “The fact that you guys are still here makes me just always think, like, Fuck, could I?”

“Oh, you definitely can,” Nas replied. “Someone like you is, you’re interesting, for a lot of reasons. So someone like you, you can’t wait to see what’s next.”

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  • Black Shady

    C’mon Nas! dont give the lil nigga some fake hopes. lol we all know his 15mins will be over real soon..

  • Nas da Gawd

    Nas been doing this shit since 1991, thats 20 years in the game and still relevant to this day. Whats good

  • NasriIllmariccrunkone

    Where Illmatic?

    Elloit Big Daddy YN

  • jeeeeeezzer

    gucci best in tha game, juss deal wid it bitches…

  • Product of Chicago

    Who the hell wanted a Tyler/Nas interview??? Jesus swag surfing Christ I hate these d!ckriding hip hop “journalists” and bloggers…Lupe would’ve made sense…Kendrick Lamar would’ve made sense…but Tyler??!?! Why?

  • YM

    lol @ “Get the fuck outta here,”

  • wickwickwack

    “God’s Son is my favorite album by you,” Tyler said. “And my second is probably Street’s Disciple,” he continued.

    “Get the fuck outta here,” Nas responded.

    ^^ Hilarious ..They should have tapped this lmao
    But this is proof the new generation doesnt do their homework,i wouldnt be surprised if he´s not familiar with illmatic

  • THE KIИG

    DOPE COVER!

    TYLER IS SO DISRESPECTFUL IN THE INTERVIEW! THIS SUBURBAN KID IS IN THE SAME CATEGORY AS SOULJA BOY, LIL B, LIL WAYNE AND GUCCI MANE! HE WANNA 20 YEARS IN HIP HOP? NAW, HE WILL BE FORGOTTEN IN THE NEXT YEAR!

    P.S. “NAME A RAPPER HE AIN’T INFLUENCED” — RAKIM, KRS-ONE, WU-TANG CLAN MEMBERS, ETC. … !

    YOU CAN’T STOP US NOW!

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    Hip Hop legend.

  • COLD DE/TH

    FUCK!!! I’M GOING TO CALL XXL TO GET A FULL SIZE POSTER FOR MY OFFICE DOOR. TWO OF MY FAVORITE ARTISTS? I CAN’T WAIT TO READ IT! I’M GOING TO BUY THE WHOLE OFFICE, MY WHITE BITCH AND MY CHILD COPIES. MY LITTLE SWEET PEA LOVES TYLER, MAYBE EVEN MORE THAN ME! NOW, I CAN INTRODUCE HER TO NASIR JONES! YES!!!! OH HAPPY DAY! WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

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  • THE KIИG

    ^

    FUCK YOU! THAT’S NOT YOUR LIFE, BITCH NIGGA! …AND MY WIFE IN NOT A BITCH! CAPISCE?

    WHAT’S YO ADDRESS, FAGGOT?

    YOU CAN’T STOP US NOW!

  • THE KIИG

    * IS NOT A BITCH!

    YOU CAN’T STOP US NOW!

  • Social Elite

    Not everyone has to praise Illmatic as being Nas’ best album. Maybe Tyler genuinely liked God’s Son and Street Disciple. Maybe Nas was surprised because every one wants to limit Nas’ greatness to just Illmatic as if his life/career has not evolved from being in QB! Nas has embraced all the new dudes because he humble.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbgDGJ132Fo Gitty

    Finally, i like the vibe of that~ Hip Hop wit meaning,… choke these other Artist with their tongue, after we stretch it and cut it out #NoGravity

  • COLD DE/TH

    CRAZY WHEN YOUR COPYCAT REALLY THINKS HE’S YOU AND WANTS TO SEE YOU AT YOUR PLACE. MAYBE HE WANTS TO DROP OF A GIFT BASKET. BUT YOU CAN’T STOP THE OG, FAGGOT. P.S. FUCK MY BITCH; SHE DON’T WANNA DANCE.

  • THE KIИG

    @ RAP RADAR

    BAN THE FAKE COLD DEΛTH! THIS LOSER USES “/ “… SMH!

    Λ ← CTRL C + CTRL V!

    YOU CAN’T STOP US NOW!

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  • COLD DE/TH

    LOL, YOU’RE A PURE BRED, GRADE A FAGGOT

  • Awesome

    Name a rapper he ain’t influenced.

  • Grey

    Streets Disciple is so underrated to me..def one of Nas’ best albums. Dude has countless classics that are overlooked. Nas, true king. 20 years in the game…this guy is timeless. Fuck swag rap, I could care less about the latest watch or car out..that shit means nothing. Give me substance!

  • Word

    Cosign @Social Elite. The key word Tyler used was FAVORITE. You guys know what that means right? People say Reasonable Doubt or Blueprint is Jays BEST work, but what if my FAVORITE is Black Album? Or BP3? Yall gonna get mad at me cuz those are my personal favorites? Dont go in on Tyler just cuz his favorties werent ILLmatic. Hes not saying that album wasnt great, he just saying it wasnt his favorite one. Also, Nas isnt just illmatic. Im starting to think you guys just dickride iLLmatic cuz the magazines told you it was the best album ever.

  • wow

    Street’s Desciple is a dope album. No doubts about that at all.

  • True

    Suicide bounce brotha!

  • http://www.mail.google.com Jonathan

    God’s Son was a great album, and so was Street’s Disciple… Besides wasnt Tyler 2 years old when Illmatic came out? If anything, its good to see artists like Tyler knowing that Illmatic wasnt the only best album he made

  • Citylivin’

    Stillmatic and It Was Written are my favorites.

  • Social Elite

    @The King
    KRS1-lyrics to tribute song to Nas
    “Nas, you will nit lose. Your contribution to hip hop makes you the top two and with KRS1 we’re the top two. Nas you are hip op for real.”-KRS1

    Wu-Tang Clan made Nas an honorary member. Nas was the first non Wu-Tang Clan affiliated emcee to appear in a Wu-Tang Clan album. That is how much an influence Nas was on the Wu-Tang Clan.

    Rakim from what seems to be the story…nevermind lol.

    [email protected] enjoyed God’s Son, Stillmatic and Untitled, as well as List Tapes from Nas’ catalogue

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  • hiphoproyalty

    nasir jones is the greatest rapper ever …. noone else is near or even around his level .. ive seen him 8 times live and he fuckin killed it everytime and every rapper he had as a special guest(Jay-Z,Az,Busta,Jadakiss,Styles,P,Sheek Louch,will smith,Bravehearts,Mobb Deep,Lauren Hill) they all said that he influence them and he “NaS” is the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of all Time) cmon son ..who else tells a story like Nas??? who is the most respected Mc in the game ???who met him… me .. greatest moment in my life i met my idol and my fav rapper since i was 13 ..nasty nas is back and his new album will sell mill one week !!!! gonna have the best producers in the game (Swizz Beatz, DJ Premier,Pete Rock,9th Wonder ,The Alchemist, Dr. Dre, Kanye West and RZA ) and Bangladesh said he did few tracks on it .. so now he gonna have few radio hits obv and the features are gonna be insane ..AZ, OFWGKTA,Scarface & Raekwon soo far but he hinted that he has alot of surprizes guest on there … shit gonna be fire .. MAKE WAY FOR THE KING !!!!

  • Dustin

    At least this’ll make up for the shitty MMG/Rick Ross cover…

  • …..

    finally someone relates to me on music taste..this guy never says the obvious albums..he says he like em relapse which people would probably say the slim shady lp..and he said he likes gods son when the whole world would say illmatic..

  • http://wegotthiscovered jb
  • King

    Nas is the Greatest Rapper alive…besides him on Game is on no.2….Fuck Haters

  • COLD DE/TH

    MY FAVORITE NAS SONGS OF ALL TIME ARE WHERE ARE THEY NOW? AND YOU CAN’T STOP US NOW. I LOVE THE MANY REMIXES OF WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

  • Anon DCPL

    this cover is ill.

    lyrically & flow top 5 alive:

    Em
    Nas
    Ghostface
    Jay
    Jada

    and damn, can’t overlook the Mister Cartoon design..salute to that OG.

  • http://twitter.com/downininfamy In Your Fucking Face

    lol @ niggas saying kendrick lamar… no offense as dope as he is that nigga mad predictable he probably wouldve said illmatic. I like the fact tyler has his own mind and can give a fresh opinion

  • THE KIИG

    DAMN, MY STAN THINKS HE’S ME! HE KNOWS EVERYTHING ABOUT MY FAMILY AND KNOWS ALL MY SLOGANS, “HATE ME NOW”, “WHERE ARE THEY NOW?” AND “YOU CAN’T STOP US NOW”! LMFAO! WHAT A LOSER!

    BUT I’M THE KIИG OF RAP RADAR! YOU CAN’T BE THE ORIGINAL KIИG! YOU CAN’T BEAT THE KIИG! BITCH NIGGA!

    P.S. PROMOTE ME FOR FREE, FAGGOT!

    YOU WANNA BE ME!

  • Post no billz

    they got tyler to interview him.. what a fuckin fail..

  • BRu973

    Wow…God’s Son as his #1 & SD as his #2…WTF is wrong with your ears kid?? Neither 1 of those of albums are in his top 5…Both of those albums are the decline of Nas in terms of his album production! Go back & listen to both of those albums in comparison to the previous work he did. These New Niggas mannnnnnnnnn are the worst

  • http://www.ErrolGames.com Errol Games

    Nice Cover

  • http://blogstodiefor.com Blogstodiefor.com

    Damn..20 years in the game is pretty incredible. Wish he was on the cypher last night. Still wondering when that next album is coming out???

  • sway-z

    Niggas kill me acting like Illmatic has to be your favorite Nas album, or album period. It’s all about taste & preference. I always felt like It was written was his best album

  • M.T

    God’s Son is my favorite nas album too. Illmatic is second.

  • ZoomZoom

    NAS IS NOT EVEN RELEVANT SMH!!! HAHA!!!

  • Dum fucs

    NICCAS IS DELUSIONAL TO THINK NAS IS IRRELEVANT….AS THE TIMES CONTINUE NAS BECOMES MORE RELEVANT …SPECIALLY HOW THIS WORLD OR ILLUSIONS KEEP THE MASSES ASLEEP….

    DUM NICCAS

  • Tim Lee VA Stand Up

    hahaha I love how Tyler the Creator always picks the shittiest albums from another rapper to say they’re his favorite. Its kinda funny.

  • webstar

    The KING is back!

  • devante

    Y’all hating for no reason the point of the interview is Tyler is 20 and Nasty career is 20 years old.

  • Thissa #1

    Stillmatic & God Son.

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