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Video: Nas Credits Nicki Minaj, Drake, Rick Ross and Kanye West for Keeping Hip Hop Alive

January 13, 2011 · Posted in interview, Videos · 9 Comments 

Nas spoke to MTV about his influence and the influence of others rappers.

“Nicki Minaj, Drake, Ross and Kanye just came to just kill it off. You know, they did they thing. They kept this thing alive.”

Nas previously stated that “Hip Hop was dead” but now acknowledges a new era of Hip Hop. He also spoke highly of Kanye West prompting rumours of him joining G.O.O.D music.

Props: MTV


9 Responses to “Video: Nas Credits Nicki Minaj, Drake, Rick Ross and Kanye West for Keeping Hip Hop Alive”

  1. nike001 on January 13th, 2011 7:11 am

    I dont get that because he said hip hop was dead…everyone looks to him to see how hip hop is doing.

    funny, he mentioned drake and nicki..but no wayne haha


  2. Flock on January 13th, 2011 6:44 pm

    he didnt mention J.Cole??


  3. snark on January 13th, 2011 7:43 pm



  4. K.39 on January 13th, 2011 10:30 pm

    nicki minaj …really nas .. but you fail to mention j. cole, kendrick lamar, wale.


  5. bang bang on January 14th, 2011 12:27 am

    i was gonna say where is eminem?the only real rapper out of them


  6. Electronica on January 14th, 2011 8:10 am

    nicki minaj?drake? wow. he shud have mentioned j.cole jay electronica kendrick lamar lol


  7. Pauly Dee on January 14th, 2011 5:05 pm

    Really Nas? You said that Rick Ross and Nicki Minaj are considered reall hip hop? GTFO of here.


  8. wizsix on January 18th, 2011 8:15 pm

    i think he mentioned these kids ‘cus they’re on the own beat…and ppl gravitate towards them…they didnt follow the crowd…especially nicki


  9. bolu G on January 18th, 2011 9:27 pm

    nice one….rozay


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