News: Game On Political Raps, "I Think Nas Just Took A Break & It Sort Of Disappeared"
Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 5:30PM
West Coast rapper Game recently talked about the rap game's lack of politically charged rhymes.
Game believes Nas is the most well-known political emcee.
"I think Nas just took a break and it sort of disappears for a minute," Game said in an interview. "Nas is the most political A-List artist and I think that whenever he takes breaks we're gonna lose that aspect for a little while...[Politics on my new album?] I'm pretty sure there's always something. A line or two. Or half a song or a verse that you can describe or say it's political. But I don't get too much into politics. I just like making my music." (All Hip Hop)
Last month, Game said he wanted to do a collaboration album with Nas.
"N*gga, I'm ready. Like Nas is my n*gga," Game said in an interview. "If he's ready, then I'm ready. If we stayed in the studios for 7 days, didn't go home, and it had like a shower, and a kitchen in that motherf*cker, seven days we would have an album. And that might see the light of day, because I talked to Nas about it before. I mean maybe. Maybe that will happen." (Hip Hop Game)
Nas recently released his political-themed Damian Marley collaboration album, Distant Relatives.
"Reggae and hip-hop are cousins,'' he said in an interview. "Go back before the '90s and think about the music that was playing on the ghetto blasters and you'll hear it...The whole world is like family, split up all over the place. It's overdue, and I want to help build whatever we can [in Africa]. I've worked with a lot of reggae artists, like Sizzla and Supercat, but not until [2005's] Jamrock did I get a chance to work with Damian. I love his music and I'm a big fan of Bob Marley and the whole family. We haven't worked out any tour dates yet. But I'm sure Damian and I will do something soon." (Miami Herald)
Earlier this year, Nas discussed being a rap veteran.
"Where do I see myself, I'm waiting for the rap game to catch up," Nas said during a press conference. "Not to sound arrogant, that's just a generational thing. When the young guys come out, they hit me on the BlackBerry, real rap and it's love because they can tell I love them. And it's just like, we're speaking from different perspectives so that's why they appreciate the older stuff and kinda like it, or the guys that's older than them because they can see where their future might be. But meanwhile, they're reinventing the game from the early stage from a young stage." (Rap Radar)
Check out a recent Nas interview down below: