“I Was Always Into ‘Pac Early Before His Controversial Side Blew Up All Over America”

“I Was Always Into ‘Pac Early Before His Controversial Side Blew Up All Over America”

Rap veteran Nas may have been dissed on numerous occasions by late rapper Tupac Shakur, however, “God’s Son” claims he was always a fan of the controversial music mogul.

Asked for his opinion on Pac accusing him of stealing “Street Dreams” off 1996’s It Was Written, Nas said he never took the matter seriously.

“See, I was always into ‘Pac early before his controversial side blew up all over America and the world. I was already into his music,” Nas said in an interview. “I saw him as a kindred spirit, I saw him as a brother, so it was like beefin’ with your brother. Not even beefin’, it felt like, your brother over there’s a little mad. This is an issue right now, so you gotta deal with it.” (XXL Mag)

On Pac’s “Against All Odds,” he directly calls out Nas over using the same sample that utilized for his single, “All Eyez On Me.”

“Lord listen to me/God don’t like ugly, It Was Written/(ey yo Nas) Nas, your whole d*mn style is bitten/You heard my melody, read about my life in the papers/All my run-ins with/authorities, felonious capers/Now you wanna live my life, so what’s a Hausa Nas?/N*ggas that don’t rhyme right, you’ve seen too many movies/Load em up against the wall, close his eyes/Since you lie you die, GOODBYE/Let the real live n*ggas hear the truth from me/What would you do if you was me n*gga” (“Against All Odds”)

Earlier this year, an unreleased Pac diss record leaked online with the rap mogul taking shots at Nas, Notorious B.I.G., Diddy, De La Soul and more.

“We untouchable now that we shook Doc Dre,” Pac raps. “He ain’t made a beat in six years, swear he the sh*t/Don’t get no record sales suckin’ Nas d*ck — I heard Nas got beef ’cause I’m dissing his clique/Cool, come bring your a** n*gga you can get dissed — De La got a problem with this hard sh*t, ever since ‘Me, Myself & I’ y’all been garbage/I’ma keep this real, show y’all how it feels to ride/y’all went three feet high and stopped rising/ Wendy Williams is a fat b*tch, that’s the truth/I got a job full of n*ggas nuts, that’s for you/Let the West Side, East Side drama cease, I’ll come alone to your own streets, Outlaw — Cream Puff never had no heart to start, so how the h*ll Biggie Smalls get the part? Watch yo mouth!” (“Watch Yo Mouth”)

In 2008, Nas opened up about his admiration for Pac despite the negative press.

“Pac now is Black Jesus in a sense; Pac is Lennon; Pac is Marvin. So, h*ll yeah, I love the fact that he starts Makaveli off and says that about me,” Nas told the mag, when asked how he felt about calling Nas the ringleader on the Makaveli album. “Hell yeah. I loved him before he died. I loved him before he said anything.” (Baller Status)

Check out Nas’ “Street Dreams” and 2Pac’s “All Eyez On Me” below:

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