Fans are desperately awaiting a Nas album in the near future, and while we were promised one this last year, it seemed to have fallen through in the plans. The project is still reportedly set to be on its way, whether it’s the second volume of Nas’ infamous Lost Tapes, or something a bit more recent, but either way, fans are ready. Over the weekend, Nas made headlines when his remix to Future’s “March Madness” track was premiered, and the world seemed to have stopped with how much fire he spit on it. After the remix got so much positive traction, the topic came up as to whether Nas should be going into the direction of trap music for his beat selections, or should he stick to that old school New York sound we know and love.
Read more on the Nas’ relationship with trap music on the following pages.
How has he experimented with it?
In the past 5 years or so, Nas hasn’t been shy of experimenting with trap sounds, which mainly has been the doing of Rick Ross. The MMG head honcho has recruited Mr. Jones to hop on a bunch of his tracks, including “Triple Beam Dreams,” “One Of Us,” and the MMG collab album’s record, “This Thing Of Ours.” It’s definitely been a different sound for Nasir, but somehow, he’s fit right in.
Why does he seem to match with it?
Despite having an old school, story-telling flow, being that he has been a pioneer of the game for over 20 years, Nas seems to have a perfect adjustment that dives into trap beats. If fans were to criticize one thing about Nas’ musical career decisions over the years, some may say it goes into his beat selections. Being that he is able to be on trap beats and sound just as good as the rookies who are making it popular, it’s probably time he embrace it all-around.