Tue 18 Jun 2013
Fortunately for J. Cole, Nas likes at least one of his album cuts. Speaking with BET, the Roc Nation rapper recalled bumping into Mr. Jones on a flight and letting him hear his revealing Born Sinner track, “Let Nas Down.” Unlike Cole’s last album’s single, “Work Out,” Nas was “highly impressed” with this effort.
I was telling people, this album has so many moments that connected that let me know I was doing the right thing, and that was one of them. I give [Nas] my headphones, I’m trying to hear what part of the song he’s on, cause he’s behind me. About a minute in to the song, he’s just like, “Whooo!” beating my chair, just banging my chair. Overall, he was wild, the look on his face was like, honored, honored that I would make that, and also highly impressed. So that was a huge moment for me.
As Hot97′s Peter Rosenberg first revealed last month, “Let Nas Down” was a response to Nas’ disappointment with “Work Out,” the radio-friendly single from Cole’s 2011 album, Cole World: The Sideline Story.
Watch the interview after the jump…