Nas has nothing but praise for Kendrick's verse.
Much has been said about Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse, and while many have shared their responses, there are a few rappers we'd still like to hear from-- Nas being one of them. Miss Info was able to get a hold of the rapper, and get his thoughts on Kendrick's verse, his claim of being "King Of New York," and restoring the competitive nature in hip hop.
Despite Kendrick claiming ownership of Nas' hometown, the legend had nothing but praise for K-Dot. “Wow. My reaction is wow." he said. "I love hip-hop right now."
The "Life Is Good" rapper then spoke of the last time hip hop was this competitive. "Certain fans like certain eras of rap, certain fans are not up on certain eras, so they don’t really remember all of them." he said, indicating that different times in hip hop are special to different people, but did name a few names. "KRS-One, MC Shan and all the way to Busy Bee. This is what hip-hop is all about."
As far as what K-Dot meant when he claimed the title of "King Of New York," Nas made sure to stay out of the conversation and just enjoy the verse from a fan's perspective. "You gotta ask [Kendrick what he meant]. I’m a listener.” he said.
Watch the interview below.