New York rapper Nas still isn’t here for Tommy Boy. The hip-hop veteran has called out the legendary record label.
Nasty Nas went to Instagram this week to show support for estranged Tommy Boy rap trio De La Soul and remind fans he’s riding with them.
During a recent “State of the Culture” broadcast, rap veteran Joe Budden kept it 100 on the De La/Tommy Boy drama.
“I’m teary because that’s just depressing to hear, but they sell us depression,” Joe began. “When you think of the stories being the same for this amount of years. Like when you look at De La telling you their battles from 30 years ago.” (“State of the Culture”)
Days prior, De La Soul came forward to address getting its revenue jacked from Tommy Boy.
Throughout the past few months, the group has kept fans updated on the status of its catalog finally going digital.
According to the label, Tommy Boy had postponed De La Soul’s catalog from entering the streaming world.
“Because Tommy Boy has not had the opportunity to sit down together with De La Soul and finalize our negotiations — something we’ve wanted to do for months — we have decided to postpone the digital release of their catalog scheduled for tomorrow,” the statement reads. “We know fans are eager to hear these amazing recordings and we are hopeful for a quick resolution.” (Variety)