Nas Focusses On Solo Project, Puts Collaborations To One Side
Nas is set to drop the Life Is Good album this summer, and, apparently, the legendary rapper is so consumed with his project that he has been putting thoughts of collaboration to one side. Despite speculation about joint projects with the likes of Common and AZ, to name a few, Nasty Nas will not be entering talks with other artists just yet.
In a recent interview with XXL Magazine, Nas described his close relationship with AZ, but stressed that it was important to give a lot of attention to his solo career, given his four year hiatus from releasing albums.
“You know, we were doing an Illmatic show with Rock the Bells [last year],” Nas told XXL, describing his relationship with AZ.
“He came through and held a n*gga down. It’s always good getting up with my n*gga. That album [Illmatic], we just had the 18th anniversary [in April]. We were just young bucks in the game, trying to get in. We’ll always have that moment. It takes me back to the time when we were doing a lot of records together. But yeah, I’ve been four years away from a solo album. I’m just getting back into the game. Once I get back into the game, you never know what could happen.”
Last December, there was speculation that Common would team up with Nas, to drop a project entitled, NasDotCom, and the veteran rapper also had plans to work with DJ Premier.