Most recently, Nas released his latest album, King’s Disease, which was executive produced by Hit-Boy. He appeared on The Breakfast Club, where he reminisced over some of his favorite stories from his career. During their conversation, Nas shared with the crew what happened to cause their collaboration never to see the light of day.
“I got too high,” the New York rap icon stated matter-of-factly before delving into the full story around the. 48-minute mark.
“I was in the studio and Big was rolling up some of that chocolate from Brooklyn and he didn't warn me. I was zonked out, yo. There's pictures of that session out there. Yeah, we was supposed to do a couple of songs. I was gon' remix some stuff for Ready to Die.”
Nas revealed that one of those records was “Gimme The Loot.” Charlamagne Tha God was astounded by the revelation. “Why not come back the next day?” the radio host wondered. Nas said he was “still high” and, therefore, not in the right state of mind to record.
“I’m not messing with Big. Man, that smoke. We were smokers and still are, still am,” he continued. Additionally, the 46-year-old was living out on Long Island at the time, which was an additional challenge. Ultimately, Nas didn’t feel like making the trek back into New York City.
“Coming to the city was like a mission. It was hard to get me to move, man,” he admitted. Unfortunately, Biggie was tragically killed in Los Angeles before a record between the two ever materialized, but hip-hop fans will long wonder over what could’ve been.
Check out the rest of Nas’ appearance on The Breakfast Club to hear what else he said about his new album, King’s Disease, investing, giving up weed, and more below.
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