In the last week, I’m pretty sure the Hip Hop Gods have been watching over me, and have been hearing some of my prayers.
As some might know, my first piece on this site was an exclusive with Rick Ross, himself, where I asked him about his thoughts on possibly executive-producing a Nas album in the future. Just a day later, it was picked up by multiple outlets such as HipHopDX, The Boombox, BET, AllHipHop, and a few others as well. I have been grinning from ear-to-ear since, as I watched the support flood in more than I ever could have imagined, and I was stunned to see the conversation it sparked on Twitter.
Obviously, I cant take credit for this conversation. It’s been a topic of discussion for some years now amongst hip hop fans, and even influencers have brought up the concept. Fortunately for myself, however, I happened to be the at the right place at the right time, and got my shot in to ask Rozay the big question once and for all.
Even though I pitched the question in a “would you or would you not” format to Ross, many speculated that he had agreed to executive produce it, or was already in the works of doing so. As exciting as that would be, that unfortunately was not the case based on Rozay’s actual words.
Complex took the initiative as they met up with Nas at his Los Angeles event in correlation with the new Ghostbusters movie, and actually asked him about the “rumors circulating” that Ross was executive producing his album. Of course, as expected, Nas shot those speculations down, however, his answer following definitely had me jumping through my ceiling. So, what exactly did he think of Rick Ross potentially executive producing one of his future projects?
…HE WOULD BE DOWN FOR IT. GOOD LORD.
Let’s just say that I am in the afterlife. Whether my name was mentioned or not, I’m grateful to Pierce Simmons for bringing the topic up during his interview (which was actually an excellent Nas interview overall, by the way). Hopefully this stays on Nas’ holy mind, and he seriously considers fulfilling a lot of fans’ wishes sometime down the line. I know I’ll be first in line for a copy.
Be sure to watch Nas’ interview with Complex below where he answers the big question around the 2-minute mark.