In a recent interview with Rick Rubin for his podcast “Broken Record,” Nas speaks out about his long-lasting beef with rap legend Jay Z.
During the back and forth discussion Nas admitted that he’s “honored” to have the beef as a part of his legacy.
I was honored to have that part of my life happen because thats how i saw some of the greats do it, he explained.
Nas was very straight forward about his feelings on the topic.
Again, it’s about the art of mcing and when youre trying to make the best stuff you can make and you bump heads with another mc, and then you guys have a war or whatever, thats what this art form was since the beginning. thats what i like about hip hop compared to other genres is that, they go at it in hip hop. hip hop will always be around because of how competitive it is.
To see the full interview see the video below.