Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 9:49AM
Rap veteran Nas discussed how his unexpected “Kings & Queens” collaboration alongside Young Money’s Tyga came about this week, giving full credit to his teenage daughter Destiny.
According to Nas, his daughter gave him the inside scoop on Tyga’s current buzz.
“I like to see artists flossin’. I like to see them make big records and go throw money in the clubs, and buy new chains. I just like people livin’ their life and being happy,” Nas said in an interview with radio personality Angie Martinez. “My daughter’s like, ‘Yo, Tyga’s that dude.’ And I know ‘Rack City’ is my joint. So I know when Tyga call, I’m on that album. That was her call. I like him, but that was her call.” (Hot 97)
While talking about their collabo, Tyga recently informally announced Nas’ alleged new label.
Don’t let the popularity of “Rack City” fool you. Tyga’s recently released Careless World: Rise of the Last King is packed with 21 joints (23 if you buy the iTunes bonus tracks). Among the most notable are the Lil Wayne-assisted “Faded” and “King and Queens” with Nas and Wale. “[Nas] actually has a label called Kings and Queens that he just started, so he was like, it’s just cliché that I sent him a song called ‘[King] and Queens’ and he just started a label called Kings and Queens, which is crazy,’” Tyga told Sway. (MTV)
However, this was later denied by Nasty Nas’ camp.
During an interview with MTV’s RapFix Live, Tyga said that recent collaborator Nas had started a new label called Kings and Queens. However, Nas’ manager, Anthony Saleh, tells XXLMag.com no such endeavor exists. When contacted by XXLMag.com, Saleh said the report was “not true.” (XXL Mag)
In December, the rap mogul promised to deliver his next solo effort this year.
“I’m coming out with an album next year. I’m getting my music ready and working on it constantly. There’s no theme to it. Each song is about something totally different than the last. It’s about regular life,” Nas said in an interview. “Writing is good for you. If you don’t use it, you lose it. It’s good to work yourself and try yourself and see what you come up with. [My dad being a musician inspired me.] Yeah, definitely. But I was usually inspired by Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5 and Run DMC. Those guys really spoke to me. Miles Davis too. I really like jazz. It’s smooth. (Miami Herald)
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