Nas honestly spoke about how he felt about younger rappers in a new interview.
Speaking with Financial Times, the legendary rapper said: “I appreciate what’s out there, but there’s no one keeping me up at night.” He continued, “I hear a new rap record and think it’s great, but I don’t listen to it the next week.”
He noted that among the younger rapper, the late Pop Smoke caught his eye: “We were happy to see that young king come up,” Nas said. “He was a breath of fresh air. The drill movement in London, Chicago, and New York is really exciting.”
No matter how he feels about their music, Nas featured the likes of Fivio Foreign, Lil Durk, Big Sean, Don Toliver, and ASAP Ferg on his King’s Disease album from last year, which earned a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album.
Visit the Financial Times to read the interview it in full.