(Caption: Yo, Supa! Get at us, girl...)
BOTH of Supa's fantasy hip-hop husbands doing a collabo???!! Oooohhhhh SHIT. Excuse me, I think I just had an orgasm... meanwhile, READ.
Meeting of the Kings: Go here to read entire interview. (ooooooohhhh!)
MTV: This is really monumental to have both of you guys here at the same time. Nas, do you remember when you first heard Rakim?
Nas: I never heard a flow like his. You had a lot of dudes screaming in the mic [at the time]. So when he came, total opposite of that, it made everybody freeze. The way he flowed, it was like an added instrument inside the music. Then, what he's saying on top of that, it had never been done before ... I wanted to know, when I started [rapping], "What would Rakim think of my joint?"
Rakim: On my way here, I was thinking me and Nas got a lot in common. His pops was a jazz player, my moms was a jazz singer. That jazz influence, coming up, gave us a deeper responsibility or a deeper route that we were trying to take to try to get that poetry across.
MTV: Another parallel is the first albums: Both of your first albums totally changed rap. We did "The Greatest Hip-Hop Albums of All Time" last year and Paid in Full and Illmatic were ranked #1 and #2. Those two albums really changed the game lyrically, musically and spiritually. Rakim, did it feel that way at the time?
Rakim: Nah. Not at all, bruh. The first album that we did, we just wanted to make a good hip-hop album. I never sat down and tried to write a single or reach for anything. At the end of the day, we sat down and picked a single.
Bonus: MTV's Top Ten Greatest Emcee's of All Time list:
Rakim is listed as #4?? The fuck outta here!!! Happy Hip-Hop Wednesday.....