Wed 23 Apr 2014
NPR’s Microphone Check is an essential hip-hop podcast. Hosted by Frannie Kelley and A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad, the show is more slow-paced and laid back compared to, say, Juan Epstein or The Combat Jack Show, but that can often make for more open and insightful conversation.
With his Illmatic 20th Anniversary celebrations in full swing, Nas guested on the latest episode of Microphone Check to reflect on his two decade-and-counting career in rap and much more. The legendary Queensbridge MC talked about the making of Illmatic, his love for A Tribe Called Quest, rap’s new generation and still feeling “charged” after 20 years. Nas also revealed he’s been working with No I.D., Timbaland on Swizz Beatz on his Life Is Good follow-up.
Set aside the next 75 minutes to soak up knowledge from a true OG.
Listen to the interview below…