SOHH Whatcha Think: Nas Is Writing A Book: What Chapters Of His Career Will Be The Most Interesting? [Click Here & Speak]
Tuesday, Sep 13, 2011 1:00AM
Nasty Nas to Esco, to Escobar, now he is writing a memoir.
You read correctly, Hip Hop's top street disciple has taken the route of fellow MC's Prodigy, Ma$e and Jiggaman and decided to write his story in the words past the marigin in a book entitled It Ain't Hard to Tell which is set to be released sometime next year.
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It sorta makes sense for a dude like Esco to pen a book: For years he has kicked knowledge from the cufi to the booth, and although he never graduated high school, a book capturing the highs and low's of his 20-plus year career may give insight into some of the more intriguing parts of his life; which leads to our question of the day -- What era of Nas' career would you be most exciting about reading?
Let's look at 3 huge events in the the life and times of Nasir Jones:
His Feud with Hov
Some say he won the battle but lost the war. Others say he did want few others have ever been able to do: Beat Jay at his own game. No matter how you slice it, 2001's Nas/Jay beef was one of the defining moments in the career of Escodamus. What could have been the final nail in his coffin turned out to be just the push he needed to get his, er, swagger back.
Nas vs. The Baby Mamas
You love to hear the story again and again, about child support payments that just won't end. Way before Kelis, there was Carmen. And although the two love affairs began differently, they ended the same: With court cases and sore feelings. It'd be interesting to hear Dr. Knockboots go in depth about lessons he's learned in the name of love.
The Illmatic Years
Illmatic. Just the mention of this era-defining masterpiece ushers in thoughts of pissy hallways, poorly rolled blunts and some of the best rhymes ever recorded. It's hard to believe that Nas was 19 when he crafted one of the greatest collections of songs in music history, one can only imagine the stories he could tell about his New York state of mind and the time this body of work was put together. Let's go, Esco.
SOHH Watcha Think -- Nas is beginning work on his memoirs, what stories do you look forward to hearing the most?
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[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]