Nas may have had some disparaging remarks about mid-2000s hip hop last week, but the rap veteran still has a positive outlook for the genre that he loves. Nasty Nas had nothing but praise for hip hop's current generation and acknowledged that certain racial barriers have been overcome by the culture.
"We died to get where we at," he said. "This generation of hip-hop, we're making a stance; we're saying what we gotta say. We didn't graduate Harvard, we didn't graduate Princeton--nothing against them, they good schools. We're setting trends. N*ggas is tastemakers, whatever the f*ck that means. We're that, and then some. Because we're all one, it don't matter [if you're] Black, White, Asian, Saudi.