View Full Version : Little NaS Interview

08-16-2007, 09:43 AM
By Chuck "Jigsaw" Creekmur
Nasís look and image has always remained relatively consistent since he made his debut in the early 1990's. It is not by accident. The thirty-something rapper offers his tips for staying fit and healthy (after running down his gadgets, cars and other objects in Part 1 (http://allhiphop.com/blogs/lifestylegadgets/archive/2007/08/13/18407846.aspx)). In addition, AllHipHop threw some Hip-Hop-related questions that really had Nasir Jones thinking.

AllHipHop.com: Do you have a particular workout regimen or dietary thing that you stick on?

Nas: Well I think push-ups, no pork, not too much beef. Not too many carbs, not too many yellow things, cholesterol. I say not too much Ďcause I indulge in some of them every [so often], except pork. But I just donít want to lie, you know. Be a ďfegitarianĒ with iron is cool. Thatís like a vegetarian Ė vegetables with fish. I heard thatís the new s**t. Itís all kinds of ways, whatever floats your boat, but you gonna need some iron, some protein. Youíre gonna have to balance the beef out sometime, know what I mean.

AllHipHop.com: What about your workout, more like cardio and lifting weights?

Nas: Definitely cardio and the weights when you get a chance, but you know always knock out some pushup and sit-ups get your blood flowing. Gotta be on the [treadmill], because your heartís a muscle you got to work that out too, so got to keep that. Also, play ball and swimming.

AllHipHop.com: Yeah swimming is underrated. What was your first job like?

Nas: Never had a job. Never had a boss and I never will have a job and a boss. My pop told me, ďBe your own boss.Ē Thatís why I got in music, no bosses in this. When we get an executive inside, a lot of people be like ďYo, you signed to Def Jam is this guy your boss?Ē I went, ďNah, if I sign with Def Jam and Iím behind a desk, maybe itíd be different. But as far as music we each otherís boss, we both play for people, together.Ē You know what Iím saying nobodyís like you better be here at this time tomorrow or youíre fired. Itís nah, weíre collectively together, you canít sit down and tell Kanye West what you gonna do. We working on our own - together for people. So I donít think I ever had a boss. I donít think I want to be behind a desk unless itís for my own thing.

AllHipHop.com: Now these are five quick, really basically lines of questions, answers, Run-DMC or Wu-Tang?

Nas: Thatís not fair. Thatís not fair. Thatís not fair. Nah, I canít do that Ďcause Run-DMCÖ because Iím from Queens first of all, and Run-D.M.C. laid it down, theyíre the Rolling Stones. Other than that youíve got the Wu Ďcause thereís never been anything like it and thereíll probably never be anything like the Wu again.

AllHipHop.com: Alright, this is gonna be harder, but Kane, Kool G Rap or Rakim?

Nas: [Pauses] I say G Rap. I say Kane and Rakim so much, Iím gonna give it to G Rap this time because you know G donít get the credit of being a sick motherf**ker, he said that line [in ďDeath WishĒ] for me. And I smiled, ďsick motherf**ker.Ē But then you felt that he was a sick motherf**ker when he said it, like that n***a there is in the class by his self.

AllHipHop.com: On a normal day: Rap, R&B, Rock or Jazz?

Nas: Jazz.

AllHipHop.com: Jazz, why?

Nas: Probably grew up around it. And you know it was cool out music. Iíve been listening and doing rap for so long, you need a break. And the Jazz like, you know John Coltrane and Coltrane is crazy. You know stuff he didÖ and Ellington is crazy too. Miles [Davisí] Kind of Blue.

AllHipHop.com: Steak or salad?

Nas: Steak. I need me a steak.

AllHipHop.com: A night on the town or night at home?

Nas: I mean, home is great. You know, I always got home. I like to do a night on the town. Iím already home, so a night on the town.

08-16-2007, 11:09 AM
HIs wrong about the protein part dont know about the iron

08-16-2007, 11:14 AM
how is he wrong about the protein? Everyone needs protein.

08-16-2007, 11:15 AM
I meant the part that u only can get it from eating meat