Nas Demo and 96 Radio Interview

Thought I might balance out all the shittin’ on Nas last week. Both versions of “Ain’t Hard To Tell” are incredible, and the demo version ain’t too shabby either. Plus I brought back the Nas / De La Soul interview from 1996 with Tim Westwood that I posted a couple of years back…a lot of comedy on here. Little Homey big up’s an early Jay-Z song, comments on the Biggie cover artwork bite and demonstrates why interviews and blunts aren’t always a “good combination”.

Nas – “Nas Will Prevail” (“Ain’t Hard To Tell” demo)

Nas & De La Soul on Tim Westwood’s Capitol Rap Show, 1996.

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flow on the demo reminds me of
extra p. nice anyway.

Comment by swordfish 04.29.08 @

My album is called It was Written, like, the Koran, it says Nas, my name’s in there, so that’s why it was called It was Written!

Tim: Right…

Nas: It’s prophecy!

Comment by Tray 04.30.08 @

Been in love with that demo since Stretch Armstrong posted it last year.

thanks for the interview Robbie.



Comment by Dan Love 04.30.08 @

thanks 4 the balance

Comment by bgman0600 04.30.08 @

“Hip Hop” is (was) an alternative way of life. Nas embraced this as a student of the Juice Crew and others who pioneered this new cultural phenomenon, being it was in his backyard of the legendary QB pj’s (nuff respect to the BX,BK,HARLEM,SI,etc). Few MC’s have “changed” the course of the culture. Nas is not only one the few, but the one who “ushered” in the “new school”. He deserves “hip hop’s” praises. Those who hate are envious, but shouldn’t be. He is blessed with insight of the urban experience unmatched by many…

Comment by Jigsaw 04.30.08 @

Kam posted a different demo mix of it ain’t hard to tell on his blog taken from Tim’s show well worth a listen (and his mixes too)

Comment by Cro 05.02.08 @

wow… Nas biggin’ up the Jay joint… you can’t buy that kind of irony.

Comment by DANJAMANIA 05.04.08 @

Nas is one of the best rappers in the history of Hip Hop.

Comment by T La Rock 05.16.08 @

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