New York rap veteran Nas raised eyebrows with his Kelis-inspired “Bye Baby” Life Is Good anthem recently and plans to now follow it up with a record dedicated to his three year-old son, Knight.
Although mum on the details, Nasty Nas said he has already begun penning the new track.
“I’m very humbled by this moment,” he said. “Much love to everybody. Thanks for the support.” “It felt amazing,” he added about finally getting the LP out, which sold approximately 150-thousand copies on its first week. “A good time in the rap game. It felt like the title. Everything was just flowing.” Among the revelations from the conference call were that a video for “Bye Baby” will be in production soon and Nas is looking to record a track about his son, Knight. “I’m doing a song for my son next,” Nas said. “I already got half the first verse finished.” (XXL Mag)
A few days ago, Nas celebrated his son’s third birthday in Los Angeles.
Nas and Kelis have such a cute son! This weekend, the former couple reunited and put all of their differences aside in order to celebrate Knight’s 3rd birthday. It was definitely a great time – the cutie pie kid enjoyed all kinds of finger and face painting, balloons, animals, cake, and toys with his friends. In the end, family is family, and it’s most important that Nas and Kelis are able to come together for the kids. (Global Grind)
In 2010, Nas’ ex-wife Kelis spoke on Knight being destined for stardom.
“(Laughs) Gosh, I look at him now and there’s no way you can deny he’s musically inclined. I don’t think he can help it! My mom’s someone who helps you channel what you’re naturally best at and I don’t think this is what she would have chosen for me but she’s always been so supporting that I think I couldn’t help but be comfortable in my own skin as a result. So with him is it my ideal choice? No, I would much rather he was a marine biologist or an architect but if he’s naturally good at this I would be doing him a disservice not to help him. But I’m not going to be a stage mom, pushing him in front of the camera! As a parent it’s your job to guide them in the right direction so they become the kind of people they want to be. It has to be not because he wants to be a popstar but, in a way, because he can’t do anything else. Because music is all he hears. Do you know what I mean?” (Pop Justice)
Nas previously talked about his custody battle with Kelis over Knight.
“He’s like nine months. He’s crawling, pulling himself to stand up,” Nas said in an interview. “He said the word ‘stick’ about a month ago. He’s been talking for about two months, saying little words here and there…He was picking up on things very young, like two to three months if not sooner. It just throws you that we’re born knowing what’s up…My son was born with ice grills, so when hismom feels in the mood she sends pictures. If not, its h*ll. It’s h*ll trying to figure that out, trying to get him–I’ll just leave it at that. It’s h*ll. A man shouldn’t go through that sh*t, but it’s another story I’ma tell at a different time. Overall he’s super good, and when I do get him there’s nothing better in the whole world. When I get both my kids together its beautiful.” (VIBE)
Check out some recent Nas footage below: