Speaking to Apple Music host Ebro Darden, Nas talked about a conversation he had with Lauryn Hill following the album's release.
Nas and Lauryn Hill originally connected 25 years ago on If I Ruled The World (Imagine That) from Nas sophomore album It Was Written. On Nobody, she effortlessly proved her bars are just as potent as they were in the 90s and early 2000s, even acknowledging the publics complaints about her chronic concert lateness. I spent too many years living too uncomfortably, she raps. Making room for people who didnt like the labor/Or wanted the spoils, greedy, selfish behavior/Now let me give it to you balanced and with clarity/I dont need to turn myself into a parody/I dont, I dont do the shit you do for popularity. They clearly didnt understand when I said I Get Out apparently/My awareness like Keanu in The Matrix/Im savin souls and yall complainin bout my lateness/Now its illegal for someone to walk in greatness. Revisit the track below. Get The Most Important Stories Of The Day Straight To Your Inbox Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Youre Far Too Kind To complete the subscription process, please click the link in the email we just sent you. Joining Newsletter More on Hiphopdx