Thursday night was a glorious night for Jones Family. In celebration of Nas’ upcoming 40th birthday (Sept. 14), Hennessy threw their favorite rapper one hell of a b-day extravaganza. You already saw the video footage and photos from the party, but before all the bottles popped, Nasir spoke to Miss Info on the red carpet about aging gracefully into one of hip-hop’s elder-statesmen. QB’s finest reflects on how he always had an old soul and though he’s turning 40, he’ll always be young at heart

“I was ready at one point to announce the title but too much was happening. My bad about that,” Nas says about his next album . I’m not saying nothing… it’s gonna drop, it’s just gonna drop.”

Watch the full interview after the jump…

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