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  • Apr 10- New NAS & RAKIM Joint Interview ( Talkin Bout Collaborating)

    A Match Made In Hip-Hop Heaven: Nas/ Rakim Collabo In The Works
    04.10.2006 1:41 PM EDT

    Legendary MCs solidify plans to work together while MTV News' cameras roll.
    Nas and Rakim
    Photo: MTV News

    Over the years, Nas and Rakim have frequently been compared to each other, both for carving out their own respective niches and for their profound influence on the rap game. But they'd never sat down for a joint interview — until last week, and





    MTV News was there.

    The historic event wasn't short on historic news, either: As our cameras rolled, the two solidified plans to collaborate officially on record for the first time. (Both MCs were featured on a 2003 studio version of Alicia Keys' song "Streets of New York (City Life)" (see "Alicia Keys Locks In Nas, Rakim For New Album"), but the track was never officially released and has been relegated to mixtapes.)

    And with both MCs currently crafting their latest LPs, the rapper known as "The God" posed the collabo question to God's Son.

    "I'mma ask a question," Rakim said to Nas and everyone in the room. "Me and Nas, we been talking about this for a long time. Our people around us been talking about it and the whole world [has been talking about it], but it's about time, man.

    "We gotta do a joint together, man. We gotta do a joint."

    "We got to," Nas answered with a smile.

    "I'm working on my sh-- now, I know you working on yours, I got some things in my mind," Rakim continued. "If it's both [albums we collaborate on], that's even better. Let's think about that in the next few weeks."

    "Yeah dawg, that's done," Nas responded before the MCs began exchanging numbers. "It's done. I'm glad you brought that up."

    "MTV, you got it first," Rakim said with excitement. "Hopefully we'll find the right chemistry and right track — because you know [Nas] as well as me, we not going to do it if it don't make sense. [It's gotta be] on and poppin'. I just wanted to get that out of the way, because it's [been] a long time coming."

    Rakim said his forthcoming LP, The Seventh Seal, should be wrapped up within the next two months. He said he's teamed up with some investors and has started up his own label; however, his new LP will be distributed through a major label.

    "I just wanted to feel free with the way I like doing what I do," Ra explained. "It's hard to do an album where Rakim is pleased, the label is pleased and the world is pleased. I figured [going the independent route], I could do it because I know what the world wants. Hopefully I'll be able to give it to them."

    Meanwhile, Nas is tight-lipped about his forthcoming LP, which is his first offering under the Def Jam umbrella (see "Nas On 'Partnering With' Jay-Z: 'I'm Ready To Go — I'm Ready To Kick Ass' "). Rakim is just one of many in the hip-hop community anticipating Nas' next album.

    "I always respected Nas," Rakim said. "He was always a lyricist, and I always respect a true lyricist. Me and Nas got a rapport, we go back. He used to come up to Power Play Studios [located not far from Nas' home base in the Queensbridge neighborhood of New York City] when I was working on my early albums. Watching him grow, and having respect for him and getting respect from him, is a beautiful thing."

    It goes without saying that Nas and Rakim are two of the best MCs of all time — but did they make it onto MTV's "Greatest MCs of All Time"? Keep checking "The Greatest MCs of All-Time" feature throughout the week to find out — and don't miss "Unveiling the Kings: The Five Greatest MCs Of All Time," premiering on Sunday, April 16, at 3 p.m. on MTV2.

    — Shaheem Reid, with additional reporting by Stephen Totilo


    http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/152...headlines=true

  • #2
    good read
    "Let no man seperate what we create"
    "Makaveli 1996"

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    • #3
      A match in Hip-Hop Heaven indeed ... i hope there's two different collabos for each album, just like Ra said. great read
      MGK is the future

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      • #4
        this is Nas' year. his new album is gonna be the most anticipated ever
        Originally posted by ZoG
        If hip hop is dead, what are you doing here?


        REAL TALK.

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        • #5
          Fuck yea, two of the GOATs... great read, I can't wait for Nas' new shit, same with Ra of course... I hope they are making 1 for each album.

          Props and Peace
          +ALL FATES HAVE CHANGED+ NOW UR IN A +POOL OF BLOOD+,
          JUST ASK +JUS ALLAH+ & +ALLAH JUSTICE+ THEY KNO Y I'M COVERED IN MUD!/

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          • #6
            Nas + Rakim + Jay =
            Originally posted by SteWonYou
            sometimes you have to do what you have to do, and that might involve sucking dick
            Originally posted by Temerity
            understood that you don't fuck with Swizz
            Originally posted by Nianco
            Swizz...*Sighs*..I really hate you so much. I just want you to know that.

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            • #7
              Props for the news. I cant fuckin wait til Ra's next album. Its been TOO long.

              As for the Rakim and Nas collabo, that joint should crazy. I'm definitly anticipating that.
              Some take the crack and chop it, but those that haven't got it, take away the added profit, it's catastrophic
              I take the gat and cock it, and I'll sit back and watch it

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Swizz2007
                Nas + Rakim + Jay =
                MGK is the future

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                • #9
                  sounds good

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JULZ13
                    Fuck yea, two of the GOATs... great read, I can't wait for Nas' new shit, same with Ra of course... I hope they are making 1 for each album.

                    Props and Peace
                    i have a belly full of white dog poop and you lay this shit on me?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Swizz2007
                      Nas + Rakim + Jay =
                      History in the makin'... although I've alway wanted Ra, Kane and Kris to collab.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Swizz2007
                        Nas + Rakim + Jay =
                        .....
                        ''One of the difficulties of the job is that we create 11 unemployed people and then, on Monday, we employee them again as if nothing has happened."

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                        • #13
                          I doubt it will be all 3.

                          maybe they will record one song.

                          It can go on both albums.

                          nas can really use this to make his album more anticipated and hopefully more better.
                          http://board.rapbasement.com/showpos...&postcount=289

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                          • #14
                            Damn!

                            Nas
                            Rakim
                            Jay Z..

                            and you know Jay is gonna get everyone from Swizz to Kanye on Nas's album. Its going to be crazy!

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                            • #15
                              Dr. Dre too ^

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