Some revolutionaries do live long
Am I one of them? Guess we'll know in due time
In an interview with Pitchfork Nas explained why he went so political and to stand up against the people in power AKA revolutionary actions:
I remember things being kinda cool, rap-wise. Maybe too cool. Everything felt safe and calm in my life. But I felt an underlying hypocrisy one going on, a disconnect between older people and young people, particularly when it came to hip-hop culture. I was coming off of Hip Hop Is Dead, and the Nigger Tape or the Untitled Album was my political version of Hip Hop Is Dead, the political side of that conversation. I started to remember what Public Enemy stood for, what Ice Cube stood for— I was trying to be like N.W.A. and Public Enemy in one person. It was my salute to them.
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