The love for hip-hop has seeped into the heart of NBA star Ron Artest, recently revealing his anticipation for an upcoming Mobb Deep and Nas album.
Not only anticipating the LP, Artest feels Nas and Mobb are hip-hop’s elite.
“I can’t wait for the mobb deep Nas album! The best combo ever. You heard it here first!!!! Queensbridge NYC!!!!!,” Ron tweeted August 14th. (Ron Artest’s Twitter)
In May, Havoc revealed plans to put together a collaborative effort alongside Nas.
“We’re gonna do a Mobb Deep and Nas album. It hasn’t begun but we tipped the iceberg a little bit with the ‘Dog Sh*t.’ I think as we was working, doing songs back and forth with Nas recently, I think it was just a mutual thought, like, ‘Yo, let’s make a f*cking album.’ Everybody was like, ‘Yeah, that would be dope. F*ck it, what we waiting for? Let’s do it.'” (Hip Hop DX)
Earlier the same month, Prodigy described how he managed to get Nas on their “Dog Sh*t” collaboration despite the rap star being on the road.
“He was actually on tour with Ky-Mani Marley, so we sent it through the email. We did a couple other joints. Because you know, back when we were coming up, The Infamous and our early albums, that was what we did. We recorded songs with the home team, and Nas was part of the home team. It was only right that we bring that feeling back. You can never go back to a time and try to recreate that sound because that time is done. But you can bring some of the feeling and that nostalgia back by reminding people what n*ggas was about, and how n*ggas is a team. That’s what we did, and it’s coming out crazy man.” (Complex)
In 2010, Nas discussed his admiration for Arest.
“When I tell you man, the amount of love for Ron Artest, how insane it is from my ‘hood, from Queensbridge, it is a beautiful thing,” Nas told MTV News. “We all root for Ron. We’re all supporting Ron. I wasn’t with the Lakers before [they signed Ron]. I’m with the Lakers now for that. I love him. He plays a great part in the team. We are rooting for Ron all day long.” (MTV)
Check out Mobb Deep & Nas’ “Dog Sh*t” below: