News: Nas On Hooking Up W/ Nicki Minaj: "If I Feel It, I Can Get On It"
Monday, Mar 19, 2012 4:45PM
Rap veteran Nas recently confirmed his appearance on Nicki Minaj's upcoming sophomore album: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded and said he instantly fell in love with their joint record upon first hearing the track.
According to God's Son, Minaj initiated the collaboration by reaching out to him first.
"Nicki hit us up, I got love, so it was nothin' -- I did the record," Nas told MTV News on Saturday night before his show at South by Southwest. While fans wait to see how Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded holds up sonically, Nas gives his own assurance for "Champion." For the Queensbridge, New York, MC, it all boils down to a simple feeling: "It's hip-hop music; music is music. If I feel it, I can get on it. I heard the track, I felt it, I loved it." (MTV)
Over the weekend, Nicki's new album tracklisting hit the Internet and created quite a buzz.
1. Roman Holiday 2. Come On A Cone 3. I Am Your Leader Feat. Cam'ron & Rick Ross 4. Beez In The Trap Feat. 2 Chainz 5. HOV Lane 6. Roman Reloaded Feat. Lil Wayne 7. Champion Feat. Nas, Drake & Young Jeezy 8. Right By My Side Feat. Chris Brown 9. Sex In the Lounge Feat. Lil Wayne & Bobby V 10. Starships 11. Pound The Alarm 12. Whip It 13. Automatic 14. Beautiful Sinner 15. Marilyn Monroe 16. Young Forever 17. Fire Burns 18. Gun Shot Feat. Beenie Man 19. Stupid Hoe Deluxe Edition 20. Turn Me On 21. Va Va Voom 22. Masquerade (Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded)
A few days prior, Minaj hinted at having a hip-hop legend on her LP.
"So in addition to having "1 of my fave NY n*ggaz (who I've never worked with) on the album, I now have a Hip Hop LEGEND. WOW. #april3rd," she tweeted March 13th.
"A legend I've never worked w/before" (Nicki Minaj's Twitter)
Nas has also kept busy as of late, dropping new music for thirsty hip-hop heads and long time fans.
Nas comes back with a vengeance on "The Don," the heavy-hitting single off his upcoming 10th album. Produced by Salaam Remi, Da Internz, and the late Heavy D ("Heavy D gave this beat to Salaam for me to rap to"), the reggae-flavored tune features Nasty Nas in top form, touting tough bars over a rasta hook. Welcome back "The Don." (Rap-Up)
Check out some recent Nas footage below: