Nasty Nas spoke to FUSE on his seminal debut album Illmatic, which as you know still holds weight as one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time. For those even more clueless folks, Miss Info was the one who gave the album it’s 5-Mic rating in The Source Magazine.

Esco will be performing the album on this year’s Rock The Bells tour.

Read Info’s Illmatic review here.
Check out: Video: Gasface x Miss Info “(All I need is) 5 mics”

J.Cole Cole World dates
Hit-Boy talks producing “N*ggas In Paris”
all after the jump…

J.Cole’s Cole World Tour Dates

August 23rd – Vancouver, BC (Vogue)
August 25th – Edmonton, AB (Edmonton Events Centre)
August 27th – Calgary, AB (Flames Central)
August 30th – Saskatoon, SK (Odeon Theatre)
August 31st – Winnipeg, MB (Garrick Center)
September 3rd – Toronto, ON (Sound Academy)
September 6th – London, ON (Music Hall London)
September 7th – Montreal, QC (Club Soda)
September 10th – Orlando, FL (The Beacham Theatre)
September 11th – Miami, FL (Revolutions)
September 14th – Houston, TX (Warehouse Live)
September 15th – New Orleans, LA (House of Blues)
September 16th – Dallas, TX (Southside Music Hall)
September 17th – Austin, TX (Emos)
September 19th – Denver, CO (The Ogden)
September 20th – Albuquerque, NM (Sunshine Theater)
September 21st – Phoenix, AZ (The Venue)
September 22nd – Los Angeles, CA (Club Nokia)
September 23rd – San Francisco, CA (Regency)
September 29th – Winston Salem, NC (Winston Salem State University)
October 2nd – Atlanta, GA (Tabernacle)
October 4th – Cleveland, OH (House of Blues)
October 6th – Kalamazoo, MI (Kalamazoo State Theatre)
October 7th – Detroit, MI (Royal Oak)
October 8th – Milwaukee, WI (The Rave)
October 9th – Chicago, IL (House of Blues)
October 12th – Philadelphia, PA (Electric Factory)
October 13th – Charlotte, NC (Fillmore)
October 14th – Norfolk, VA (Old Dominion University)
October 15th – Elizabeth City, NC (Elizabeth City State University)
October 16th – Myrtle Beach, SC (House of Blues)
October 19th – Washington, DC (Fillmore)
October 20th – Baltimore, MD (Sound Stage)
October 21st – Albany, NY (Armory)
October 22nd – Worcester, MA (Palladium)
October 23rd – Providence, RI (Lupo’s)
October 25th – New York, NY (Best Buy Theatre)
October 31st – Liverpool, UK (Echo Arena/TinieTempah UK Arena Tour)
November 1st – New Castle, UK (Metro Radio Arena/TinieTempah UK Arena Tour)
November 2nd – Glasgow, UK (SECC/TinieTempah UK Arena Tour)
November 4th – London, UK (O2 Arena/TinieTempah UK Arena Tour)
November 5th – Bournemouth, UK (BIC/TinieTempah UK Arena Tour)
November 6th – Birmingham, UK (LG Arena/TinieTempah UK Arena Tour)
November 7th – Manchester, UK (MEN Arena/Tinie Tempah UK Arena Tour)
November 8th – Cardiff, UK (Motorpoint Arena/ Tinie Tempah UK Arena Tour)
November 11th – London, UK (Electric Ballroom)
November 12th – Birmingham, UK (Institute)
November 13th – Cardiff, UK (Solus)
November 14th – South Hampton, UK (University)
November 17th – Glasgow, UK (ABC)
November 18th – Liverpool, UK (Academy)
November 19th – Sheffield, UK (Academy)
November 20th – Manchester, UK (Academy 2)
November 22nd – Cambridge, UK (Junction)
November 24th – Bristol, UK (Academy)
November 26th – Norway (Waterfront / UEA)
November 30th – Brussels, Belgium (VK*)
December 1st – Amsterdam, Holland (Melkweg)
December 2nd – Germany (TBD)
December 3rd – Copenhagen, Denmark (VEGA)
December 4th – Malmo, Sweden (Babel)
December 6th – Gothenburg, Sweden (Parken)
December 7th – Stockholm, Sweden (Nalen)
December 8th – Oslo, Norway (Rockefeller)
December 10th – Berlin, Germany (TBD)
December 12th – Paris, France (La Cigale)

Tell us how you got involved with Watch the Throne.

H.B.: We had flown over to Abu Dhabi. It was crazy. We were supposed to be there for three weeks, something like that. We get over there, and I had packed clothes for weather that was similar to California. So we get there, and we go to dinner. At dinner, Kanye’s like I’m not really feeling the vibe here; we should just go back to the US. So I’m like okay? [laughs] This is after a 16-hour flight, so we worked a night in Abu Dhabi. We came up with some great music that night, actually. Next day, we decided on coming to New York. It was freezing cold. I was not prepared—had no sweaters. But I ended up knowing some people that gave me some free stuff, shout out to 10 Deep and a few other brands. But yeah, I ended up getting some stuff. So we came out here in January. Everybody was here. Pusha—that’s when I did the “My God” joint up here. I did stuff with John Legend, I did stuff with Kanye, I did stuff with Watch the Throne, CyHi was up here, Big Sean—I did stuff with Cudi—pretty much the whole G.O.O.D. Music. That’s when I started crafting stuff specifically for Watch the Throne.

(Read the full story at XXLMag.com)