Nas has become an iconic figure in hip-hop, laying the blueprint for a successful career in the evolving genre. Last week (March 28), The Queensbridge native joined Future on the second single f DJ Esco's Kolorblind album. In promotion Esco's appearance on “Walk Thru,” the 44-year-old posted a detailed caption to Instagram on Saturday (March 31) calling for unity in hip-hop.
“Today's game is as big as it gets. It seems like nobody gettin along tho. It's a big enough game to do what you do and let ya talent speak for itself,” he begins.
He later seemingly touches on Lonzo Ball's comments when he called Migos and Future real hip-hop and said, “Don’t nobody listen to Nas no more.” “This new cat over here says something bad about Pac. This older guy gets mad at the new guy. Or 'Nas ain't hip-hop. Migos and Future are Hip Hop,” the Illmatic rapper quips.
The artist, born Nasir Jones, then spotlights how white musicians from various genres are coming together to collaborate for the good music. “Neil Diamond x Jack White have a Concert coming up together. Gettin it done,” he says. “White musicians have that freedom and are praised for coming together… more power to them and I'm a fan it.”
Nas closes out his statement calling for the unification black artists in hip-hop. “Why can't black artists do that and make it cool? We are all artists, let's all evolve together. Walk With Me. WALK THRU,” he concludes.
Check out the thoughtful post in its entirety below.