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A New York City legend stopped through to speak with the L.A. Leakers Justin Credible and DJ Sourmilk. Fresh off the release of his newest project ‘King’s Disease’, Nas and his KD close hand producer Hit-Boy discussed the coming together to create the latest body of work.
Coming up under hip-hop pioneers who created and paved the way for artists like Nas to establish career longevity, the “Ultra Black” emcee tips his hat to those before him and also spoke on how rappers of his prime cultivated the genre of reality hip-hop but elevated rap’s popularity. As Nas and Hit-boy connected for the project, the Grammy wining and go-to Los Angeles producer explained that his work with the late Juice WRLD inspired his momentum for creating the sound and depth of Nas’ 13th studio release.
As Nas came under much scrutiny for his lead single “Ultra Black” seemingly, what many believed, taking aim at rapper Doja Cat, the hip-hop veteran took a moment to clear the air to note that there was no harm or disrespect meant behind the lyrics.
Nas goes on to talk the meaning behind the project’s title, reconnecting with Foxxy Brown and The Firm, confesses that he believes his album ‘Life Is Good’ was slept on, and much more.
Watch the full Nas & Hit-Boy x L.A. Leakers interview below!