With the popularity of rap duos uniting for full-length albums, Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame has revealed his interest in seeing hip-hop veteran Nas team up with Kanye West for a joint LP.
While brief with his words, Flocka said a Nasty Nas and West collaboration would be nothing less than classic.
“Nas and my boy West need to drop a tape #classic,” he tweeted December 29th.
“You dont have 2 wear tight jeans to get a bigger crowd #beyoself” (Waka Flocka Flame’s Twitter)
Waka may have to wait to see his hip-hop dream come to fruition, as Nas is already planning a joint LP alongside Chicago rap veteran Common.
“At some point, we will do that. We’d talked about it and we had a good idea to call it Nas (Dot) Com. That was actually going to be a mixtape at one point,” he revealed. “But we decided that we should make it an album. And we will. Nas is working on his album right now and my album is coming, November 22nd.” (Hard Knock TV)
In August, Waka addressed the comparison of Kanye West and Jay-Z to his and Gucci Mane‘s bond.
“Trying to compare us to Jay-Z [and Kanye] is like comparing [NBA player] Dirk Nowitzki to Larry Bird — that’s disrespectful…That’s like two different classes. … I been rappin’ for three years, those folks got 15 years — I’m happy that my name comes in the conversation — even behind Gucci. At the end of the day it’s all respect; I’m a fan of music.” (Rapfix)
Earlier this year, reggae star Shaggy talked to SOHH about his perception of Nas teaming up with Damian Marley for their Distant Relatives 2010 joint effort.
“It’s good and it’s a good collaboration because it was organic when it happened,” Shaggy told SOHH referring to Nas and Damian Marley’s Distant Relatives. “A lot of people do collaborations these days because the person is hot. Collaborations aren’t done for the right reasons. The collaboration between Nas and Damian was one that came out of a relationship that they had. It didn’t matter if Nas was hot or Damian was hot. It was just the fact that […] two people connected musically and came out with a product and enjoyed making it together. They enjoyed promoting the project and just being part of it. They really connected. A lot of collaborations are political. It’s about who’s hot and who’s not. I don’t think I would want to get into it like that. I would rather not do a collaboration if it’s all about that because then the egos turn into problems and the record companies [get involved] and all of that. It has to be organic and if it’s not organic, I would rather not get into it.” (SOHH)
Check out some recent Waka Flocka Flame footage down below: