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Nas talks hip hop battles with TheMusic.com.au

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Nas talks hip hop battles with TheMusic.com.au

Nas 6By The Hip Hop Writer
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

Out the gate, Nas earned comparisons to Rakim and was hailed as the second coming. The comparisons heightened when Nas released Illmatic. Many viewed Nas as a voice of the streets, but his career turns led to some changes in perception. Jay-Z would take this position and it would spark a bitter rivalry, years later.

Throwing subliminal disses around for years, Jay-Z finally called out his enemies by name, attacking all of Queens’ finest. His slight mention of Nas led to “Ether” and soon the biggest feud post Tupac/B.I.G. officially begun. With this feud staying simply music, it led to hip hop history.

Recently, Australian-based music website, TheMusic.com.au, talked to Nas about the ongoing hip hop feuds. When he interviewed with them, Nas talked about how quickly hip hop feuds can start, with most coming from nowhere. TheMusic.com.au put an excerpt of their interview on their website.

Read an excerpt of the interview below:

“What I say to people is: When you’re an MC, you never know when your day’ll come to be in a hip hop battle,” Jones said.

“Hip hop battles are very important parts of hip hop as well. You never know when it could happen. When it happens, people get a chance to see what you’re made of… Those days are those days, but I’m looking forward to the new days.”

“I feel like that, because I’m still here and there’s so many others who are still here, we’ll still continue to make music – so that means I’m excited to make music. So I am! And that comes off when you hear me talk, when you hear the music I’m making – you can hear the excitement in me that I’m happy to do it. Because you’d know if I didn’t like doing it anymore – it would sound like it. For some reason, it’s still in me – it’s still burning inside of me to make music.”

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