If hip-hop didn’t have Nas, we’d be in trouble. If he wasn’t here we wouldn’t have such great emcees from New York City representing hip-hop the way he does. Nas to Hip Hop is like [Vincent] van Gogh to painting or Thelonious Monk to Jazz, he is a staple of Hip-hop. He’s one of the few people who started in the ’90s who is still relevant today. He’s very important. Nas is a big deal.
Raewkon & Michael Rapaport talk about Nas in the BET (via inspectah-deck)