Roc Nation’s Jay Electronica recently boasted about the star power of rap veteran Nas and credited him for laying out the blueprint for his lyrical prowess.
Along with burying Nas with accolades, Jay Elect continued to kill the recent rumor of him ghostwriting a large portion of 2008’s Untitled LP.
“Nas is one of the gods, one of the greatest of all time, one of the godfathers of even my own style,” he said. “I met him on a humble submission and he is one of the greatest ever — he never has or never will need a ghostwriter. He’s legendary, his pen game is unquestionable; salute to Nas. “And all of the other bullsh–, is just bullsh–,” he added, addressing the stories that have been told over the past few weeks. (MTV)
Prior to starting a two-year jail bid, Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel applauded Nas’ new Life Is Good album.
“Thanks to Nas too for a great album, the first ‘hip-hop’ album in a while,” Sigel said in an interview. “Salute to Nas. [Nas and Rick Ross dropped some grown folks albums this summer.] Yeah, it’s good, we can listen to some music now. I don’t like to disrespect nobody for their craft, what they do or getting their money but I just don’t want to hear certain stuff everyday. You know what I mean? I ain’t going to get into the name-calling and all that. [Rick Ross’] production is good. Yeah.” (All Hip Hop)
Recently, Slaughterhouse’s Royce Da 5’9 also gave God’s Son props for his new LP.
Aside from their own record, Royce has been listening to Nas’ latest Life Is Good. “I got Nas’ album on repeat,” he revealed. “I take it to all different eras of hip-hop. I’ll listen to ‘Accident Murderers,’ ‘World’s an Addiction,’ and then I’ll go back to It Was Written.” (Rap-Up)
New York rapper Fabolous gushed over the quality behind Nasty Nas’ newest solo effort earlier this summer.
“I think it’s actually a breath of fresh air for hip-hop,” Fab said. “It’s a different direction than a lot of the hip-hop that’s been coming out more recent. It’s so fresh. It’s so good to hear fresh music once in a while. You know, nothing wrong with the sound that’s in hip-hop right now, except for that it’s over-saturated you know, but I think Nas gives a different approach. I think that’s dope. “It’s just about making great hip-hop overall and I think Nas’ album adds to that,” ‘Loso added. (XXL Mag)