Maybach Music Group’s Meek Mill recently discussed linking up with rap veteran Nas for some studio time and why Mr. Jones stands alone as an elite emcee.
Opening up on their recent “Maybach Curtains” collabo, Meek wasted no time in declaring Nasty Nas’ greatness.
“Nas is one of the best rappers ever. Just having him in the studio, that’s a big thing to me. I grew up listening to this guy. I came and I played the beat for him and he liked my music, so we just vibed out,” he said, explaining that the feeling of his unfinished songs will dictate guest features on ‘Dreams & Nightmares’. “If I have a song that sounds like it fits Nicki [Minaj] the best or it fits T.I. the best, that’s the people I would sort of lean towards getting on them songs. But it depends on how the songs fit the person.” (Billboard)
Last week, the Philadelphia rhyme slinger also discussed his recent Nas hook-up.
“I think it’s an all-around record, man. It’s called ‘Maybach Curtains.’ It’s always good to get motivation from the legends, legends telling you they love the music,” Meek said in an interview. “You can run into Hov, Nas, Busta Rhymes, Baby, Puff Daddy. These like the biggest guys in the game and they telling you they love the music that means you are doing the right thing. It’s nothing but [motivation to me] and makes me take it to the next level.” (Rap Radar)
Nas has kept busy collaborating with rap newcomers, most recently Young Money’s Tyga.
“I like to see artists flossin’. I like to see them make big records and go throw money in the clubs, and buy new chains. I just like people livin’ their life and being happy,” Nas said in an interview with radio personality Angie Martinez. “My daughter’s like, ‘Yo, Tyga’s that dude.’ And I know ‘Rack City’ is my joint. So I know when Tyga call, I’m on that album. That was her call. I like him, but that was her call.” (Hot 97)
A few weeks ago, Meek officially partnered with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation management team.
“That’s the new deal I put together,” Meek said in an interview. “Me coming up in this rap game, I was always an underground artist coming up by myself and making all of the moves by myself. And my manager – he’s just like me, we’ve been coming up in the streets by ourselves. So we just decided to partner up with Roc Nation and take things to another level.” (Life + Times)
Check out some recent Meek Mill footage below: