The Queensbridge legend doesn't seem upset about 21 Savage's recent comments about his relevance in hip-hop.
relevant to the current soundscape of rap. Instead, he thinks Nas simply makes quality music with a dedicated fanbase awaiting each drop. I dont feel like hes relevant, he said. I just feel like he got a loyal fan base. He still makes good music. From there, the conversation led to a comparison between Jay-Z and Nas in 2022. Another participant on the call explained how Jay-Z has the internet talking non-stop over a single verse while Nas doesnt necessarily gain the same type of traction when he releases music. INDIO, CALIFORNIA APRIL 16: 21 Savage performs at the Sahara Tent at 2022 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival weekend 1 day 2 on April 16, 2022 in Indio, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Coachella) Of course, this type of discourse led to a wider conversation about the way the OGs are treated in hip-hop these days. Still, there really arent many rappers that can have a career like Nas that stretches back 30 years. The comments ultimately landed in Nas brother, Jungles feed who clapped back at 21 Savage. 21 Savage is trash , he wrote. Glad Nas dropped KD3 so fans can hear real bars.. 21 can u do something for me?? . It didnt take long for 21 Savage to fire back at his critics. The rapper later went on Instagram to address his comments, though he didnt necessarily apologize. In fact, he seemed to blame the public for taking the quote and spreading it on the Internet without context. I would never disrespect nas or any legend who paved the way for me yall be tryna take stuff and run with it, he said. Nas doesnt seem pressed about 21s comments, though. The Queensbridge rapper hopped on Instagram with a new set of photos and the caption reading, SMILE.