Nas allegedly wrote this email to the bigwigs at Def Jam demanding the release of Lost Tapes Vol. 2 this winter. Supposedly, they offered him $200,000 to fund the project. Until we receive confirmation, believe half of what you read after the jump.
On the song “I Want To Talk To You”, Nas said he wanted to talk to the muthafuckin’ president. Well, it looks like he’s gotten a step closer. In the new issue of Rolling Stone, President Barack Obama says that he’s added Nas and Weezy to his playlist. What music have you been listening to lately? What have you discovered, what speaks to you these days? …Thanks to Reggie [Love, the president's personal aide], my rap palate has greatly improved. […]
Nas dropped by Tim Westwood’s show today on BBC1xtra and gave a great interview. After reminiscing about the old days, Esco salutes Drake and says that Swizz Beatz, DJ Premier, Alchemist, Dr. Dre, Kanye West and RZA have reached out to work on his next album. Whoa. Towards the end, he attempts a freestyle and laments on his divorce from Kelis.
Nas seems more jovial than usual. While out in Vegas this past Saturday, he stopped by Bootleg Kev’s show on Hot 97.5 and was awarded the key to the radio station. So much for murderin’ the DJ. Congrats!
This is the trailer to ESPN’s documentary on the Liberian amputee soccer team. The doc’s narrated by Nas and airs in its entirety May 4th.