If Jay Z and Nas can’t do it because they want to do it, then they need to come together and do it for Hip-Hop.
We never got a chance at a Tupac and Biggie album. Never had the privilege to hear a Rakim and Big Daddy Kane or Common and Black Thought collab album. So why do Jay and Nas continue to rob us of Hip-Hop history?
According to both MCs, their past feud is over. And if that’s true then what’s the holdup? For over a decade fans have waited for them to hit the studio together and drop an album. We did have a few tracks but they were just teasers. Nas and Jay have had collabs with other rappers but when they get together it’s as if the rest of the world stops as we’re forced to hang on to their every word.
It may be an album of subliminal shots as both artists will give their best to upstage the other. But isn’t that what Hip Hop was built upon? We need this album now more than ever. Today’s music it’s hard to understand. Not just the content that’s written but the message and the way it’s delivered.
Imagine hearing a song that has 32 of possibly the greatest bars spit over a beat produced by Dr. Dre, DJ Premier, Timberland, Just Blaze, and Pete Rock. And now picture that over an entire album. Hip Hop is missing out. The culture is missing out and history will suffer if that never happens.
Neither MC is getting any younger and before you know it, our chance to hear two of the best will be gone. Jay’s last album was in 2017, that was two years ago. Since then, he’s popped up on a few guest features but has yet to drop a solo record.
While there are rumblings of a Watch The Throne 2 with Kanye, does anyone really want to hear Kanye and Jay over Nas and Jay?
We want Hip-Hop. We want that smoke.
Nas’ last studio effort was in 2018, and as the same with Jay, he has been featured on many but no solo projects. I mean I get it, they are both getting older and have moved on to other ventures but if they are done, and I mean truly done with music then it’s only one way for them to go out. As one.
This will be their swan song, their ENCORE, and their thank you to Hip-Hop.