The Punchbowl Blog caught up with Nas in London for a quick interview about the projects he is working on as well as other artists. The interview hit some big topics like Nas’ absence from Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3 and Raekwon’s Cuban Linx II, both of which he was rumored to be on. Nas said he never even heard of being on Raekwon’s album, but when the interviewer asks about Empire State of Mind, he says to go to the next question. Very interesting and it sounds like Nas and Jay maybe were not seeing eye to eye on that song. He says though he is very inspired by both albums as he enjoys both of them, and he says he will be working on a solo album after Distant Relatives with Damien Marley is done. He is hoping that will be done soon and will be released by the end of the year, but I think we won’t see it until early next year. Lastly he comments on Ye at the VMAs as well as some new artists like Drake and Asher Roth. Hopefully Nas will finish Distant Relatives without rushing it, as I have been dying to hear at least a full song from it.
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