Thursday, May 24, 2012

Nas Rocks African Print on the Cover Of Complex Magazine June/July Issue

Nas rocksAfrican print on cover of Complex magazine

   Hip-Hop Mogul Nasir "Nas" Jones  covers complex magazine #Lifeisgood June /July edition .
     on the cover of the magazine,the rapper wears an african print shirt designed by Mark Mcnairy who created the line of african inspired shirts for woolwich woelen mills 
 Nas opens up about his kind of music and fans , Ex wife kelis,financia drama and more
" I m at a point where everything I record is going to be close to my life—not just rhyming acrobatic"Nas says.

On Nas's records having a metaphysical touch.

 "I tell aspiring artists: Say what you want to say, and speak what you really feel. If people don’t get it at first, or it seems too heavy for people, that’s just what it is.
I toned it down at times. I started to feel like a nerd when I was a young dude, and that wasn’t what I wanted to get across. I wanted to be relatable. And that was part of my mistake, because I toned it down a lot.
I say to the young: don’t. If you tone it down, still make it come off beautiful. Not everything I did came off beautiful. It came off as if I was trying to relate to people who don’t get me. In order to exist, I felt like I had to tone it down. So for a long time, I did"

On his ex wife kelis having his son after seperation 


"There was a point where we were trying to hold onto a relationship that was finished. She was pregnant and in the studio while we were recording Distant Relatives, and he would move when the music would come on. That was a great feeling for me, just to have that feeling of family. It ended around the time the record was being done.

There were times when it didn’t bother me, and there were times when it bothered me a lot. There were times when I was thinking, Damn. I had this shit all planned out, and now I’ve failed. That was hard on me, because I don’t like to fail at anything. Accepting that I failed at this relationship—and it was public—messed me up. You ask yourself, How could that person be so cold? And I’m sure she felt the same way about me. It was ugly"



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