Nas also breaks down his sophomore album “It Was Written.”
Nas recently chopped it up with Complex.com following his recent cover story, breaking down his sophomore album It Was Written and giving anecdotes on every track from the project.
During his interview for the feature, Esco spoke on recording with Lauryn Hill for “If I Ruled The World (Imagine That)” and revealed that he was originally supposed to be on her classic debut The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
“I was supposed to be on the The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill album but I was caught up with whatever and I never made it to the sessions. That’s one of my greatest regrets with music,” he said. “I was getting the calls to come rap on the album and something was always happening at the time when I got the call. Lisa Ellis of Sony always used to tell me, ‘Man you fucked up, you’re supposed to be on that album.’”
He said that his relationship with Hill, who is celebrating her 37th birthday today, was deeper than music.
“Me and Lauryn were musical peers, we were brother and sister. We looked out and did the thing. [The Fugees] were on tour in Europe so she took the Concorde from London and flew back. We shot the video in Times Square.”
Ice Cube describes the offering as “really hardcore West Coast Hip Hop.”
Ice Cube has announced that his next album will be titled Everything’s Corrupt.
During an interview with MTV News, the West Coast veteran said that he’s currently working on the follow up to 2010′s I Am The West and that it will be composed of “really hardcore West Coast Hip Hop.”
“I’m working on a record right now, I think I’m gon’ call it Everything’s Corrupt,” he revealed. “It’s just really hardcore West Coast Hip Hop, what I do. I don’t think changing the formula is what should be done. I think it’s all about do what you do best and give the people what they want.”
Back in November, Ice Cube tweeted that he was seven songs deep into his next album, which will be his tenth studio release.
Lupe Fiasco previews the LP for his label Atlantic Records.
Lupe Fiasco has revealed that he has completed recording his new album Food & Liquor 2: Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 and is previewing the project for his label Atlantic Records in New York City, New York.
Announcing the news on Twitter, Lu revealed that the LP is “in NYC” and that he’s having the “1st Label Listening Session” for the follow up to Lasers.
For the release of Lasers, the Chicago, Illinois rapper’s LP was delayed on account of the imprint. With Food & Liquor 2, Lu said that the only thing that could keep it from releasing would be whether or not it’s a double-disc project.
“Food & Liquor 2 is done. Release date? I dunno. Let’s just say…July,” he said during a recent performance. “The only thing that’s holding Food & Liquor 2 up…is whether or not it’s gonna be a double CD or not.”