News: J. Cole Experiences A "Full Circle Moment" After Making Nas Proud
Sunday, Jun 23, 2013 10:50AM
Roc Nation's J. Cole has responded to rap veteran Nas' unexpected decision to remix his "Let Nas Down" Born Sinner record and boast about how proud he is of the evolving emcee.
Cole took to his Twitter page to not only retweet Nas' remix and "Made Nas Proud" hashtag but also acknowledge how special the vet's actions were.
"Today is special. Full circle moment. @nas it's on you," Cole tweeted June 22nd.
"MOMENT" (J. Cole's Twitter)
On the response track, Nasty Nas tells Cole how proud he is of the rapper's growth.
"While you was writing down my rhymes, I was just tryna show you that if you say what's in your mind, you could stand the test of time/Now I'm playing Born Sinner loud," Nas raps on the track. "You made your n---a Nas proud. So you ain't Nas let down, it's just part of the game, becoming a rap king my n----/You ain't let Nas down." "How that sound? Here's the crown, pass it to you like nothin'/You ain't let Nas down." "Long live the idols, may they never be your rivals," Nas tweeted on Saturday, quoting Cole's hook on the original track, and adding, "I ain't put out no shit in a minute!" before they dropped the song. Nas tweeted up a storm about the new release and Cole responded with gratitude. (RapFix)
Much like Cole, the rap veteran also took to his Twitter page to promote the new anthem.
Nas recently took to twitter to post a remix. But it was not just any remix; it was a musical response to the J. Cole track "Let Nas Down"--the very candid and aching single from Cole's recent album, Born Sinner, about disappointing his idol. Along with the link to the track, Nas wrote #MadeNasProud. Follwed by another tweet that just said: "#MadeNasProud #MadeNasProud #MadeNasProud #MadeNasProud #MadeNasProud #MadeNasProud #MadeNasProud #MadeNasProud #MadeNasProud" (FUSE TV)
Recently, Cole said he ran into Nas, by fate, during an early morning airplane flight they shared and let him hear the record.
"I played him the song, gave him my headphones. I was trying to hear what part of the song he was on because he was behind me," he shared. "And then, like a minute into the song he was like, 'Wooo,' beatin' my chair, you know what I mean, bangin' my chair and then, just overall, he was wowed. The look on his face was like, honored that I would make that and then also highly impressed. That was a huge moment for me." (BET)
Check out "Let Nas Down" remix: