Tue 27 Oct 2009
Wow, this is fascinating. Rakim tells my friend Jerry Barrow that he had mixed feelings about Nas’ “Unauthorized Biography of Rakim” song (off Streets Disciple, 2004)….and by mixed, it seems like a mix of “you’re overstepping” and “you shoulda asked me first.” (Hence the “unauthorized” I guess)
But Ra also says Nas didn’t respond to his outreach after the song came out. Which seems impolite. It feels like Nas has some social awkwardness and impropriety. I actually sympathize with that, because I’m terrible with simple social rules myself.
(thanks to Jerry at Urban Daily for the link!)