Queensbridge spitter Nas has been one of the greatest rap artists of the past two decades, and after dropping several classic tracks and albums over the course of his lengthy rap career, he's managed to stay big today's rap game. In a recent interview with Muve Music during the SXSW festivities, Nas touched on how he's been able to remain relevant after so many years.
"So many people think they're relevant because they're still alive. That's not the case. Just because they stay alive, doesn't make you relevant. Your music should mean something, and that's what I always try to do. I don't work hard on anything other than being me, and if that resonates and they say that's relevant, that's official. I get that question from so many people, 'What makes you so relevant today when they're not relevant?'"
Nasir dropped his popular new single "The Don" just a day before this interview and he spoke about how quickly the track became a fan favorite among U.S. and U.K. fans.
"'The Don' dropped last night in New York and the U.K. It's been really big. It's just about music and the business and showing a lot of little guys out there that you can still say what you mean, feel free to do whatever you want to do and be happy. I just feel good to wake up and say, 'I want to make music and somebody wants to hear it.' It feels good that I still want to make music. That's it. I don't want any other accolades. I love that I love the music so much that I still want to continue make it."
Nas is currently working on a new album titled Life is Good.