Queens-bred MC Nasir Jones, reflects on his favourite rappers, the meaning of life and shares his advice for the next generation.
Nas names groundbreaking 1980s rap group ‘Run-DMC’ as His Favorite Rappers Of All Time
The Queens-bridge native is the latest cover star for London-based i-D magazine. In the 3-minute interview, hip hop icon Nas reveals he's never had a 9-to-5 job─immediately right after the Queens legend named his favorite rappers of all time.
“My favorite rappers are Run-DMC, over all I got too many other soloists, Nas says. “But Run-DMC, they did something what I never saw on music. It was rock and rap, they did routines. Run would finish DMC's sentence or DMC would finish RUN's sentence. And then the ad-libs and the electric guitar and the 808's.
Nas continues, and then the breakbeat, the records that Jam Master Jay was scratching live. It was so many things happening to make rap music sound bigger than it ever sounded. And, to me, that was the craziest thing ever, so Run-DMC.”