Houston rapper Scarface has revealed plans to link up with fellow hip-hop veteran Nas to lay down bars on an upcoming joint project. #NasMob
According to Face Mob, money is not holding back a collaborative effort alongside Nasir Jones.
“I talk to Nas probably about once or twice a month,” Scarface revealed in an interview with DJ Whoo Kid. “Maybe more than that. We always talk about doing an album together and sh*t but you know, I know, we’re probably 99.999 it’s gonna happen. Wait, wait, wait, but wait. 99.99999, it can happen and it probably will happen but where and who puts that sh*t out is the debate. You feel me? Me and Nas are definitely in talks. It’s not even a money thing with it, it’s like some sh*t that’s got to be done. We’ve been talking about this for ten years or more.” (“Whoolywood Shuffle”)
Aside from the celebration of his Illmatic 20th anniversary album, Nasir Jones revealed a few other projects he had deck last winter.
“It’s like I gave myself a 40th birthday present 20 years ago,” the rapper says. “It gives me a reference piece to look at myself and for me to analyze my life and what i’ve come from; my accomplishments; my dreams.” There’s also a new album, which the rapper said will be out “sometime in 2014,” but declined to give any further details. Asked if the nostalgic year means fans may finally see a release of the long-awaited, shelved, Lost Tapes 2 album, Nas brought it back to the show. “After Illmatic comes fresh new music. Right now my new show is a visual Lost Tapes 2, 3, 4, 5 and then some.” (Rolling Stone)
Last October, Nas said he decided to fall back on announcing his forthcoming project’s title because it felt too premature.
“I got a little busy, and I wasn’t sure it was really a real fit for the record. It felt like I came up with it too easy. And I like that because “Life Is Good” came up on its own. It just popped in my head. So the next title came up in a similar way, but it was probably too early.” (Huffington Post)
Recently, hip-hop producer DJ Premier revealed Nas’ final Def Jam requirement was the biggest hurdle standing in the way of a joint effort’s release.
“It’s coming,” Premier promised in an interview. “I just saw him last week. It’s coming. He has another project to drop on Def Jam, then he’s a free agent. Let him get that out. It’ll give me time to get my artists ripped and ready. Then we can all tour together or something.” (WM40A)
Check out Scarface’s interview: