Nas, Jadakiss & Rick Ross Unite On A New Collabo
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In the last two weeks, Nas has been nominated for his second consecutive “Best Rap Album” Grammy Award, following his first-ever win earlier this year. Both volumes of King’s Disease have given Nas overdue recognition as one of Hip-Hop’s legends—at a time where the investing giant has also expanded into directing documentaries. Another O.G., Jadakiss, had one of 2021’s biggest stories with a Verzuz performance alongside The LOX in August that many perceived as an upset against The Diplomats. Rick Ross’ year has been quieter, with the Don just now releasing two singles (“Outlawz” and “Little Havana”). However, he continues to make a strong presence felt on features with Drake, DJ Khaled, Pop Smoke, and others.
Jadakiss Had A Career Defining Moment With LOX Verzuz Dipset
One such feature of note comes on Berner’s just-released Gotti album. The Cookies cannabis mogul and onetime artist on Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang assembled a high-powered track in “Too Many Goats,” featuring Nas, Jadakiss, Rick Ross, and singer Kevin Cossom. The slow, jazzy song begins with Berner rapping from a stream of consciousness, discussing his businesses. Rozay follows with a similar message—rapping from atop his empire and defying the odds. Nas harnesses that energy, too, using a caterpillar’s metamorphosis to compare his evolution to power-player. He blends in mafia references that suit Berner’s Gotti aesthetic and admits his biggest motivation is to put other people from the struggle in a better place. Jadakiss, who originally appeared on a pre-released version of the Grammy-nominated“Bath Salts,” alongside DMX, Nas, and JAY-Z, may have the best verse. “Yeah, it’s me again / This thing of ours you will probably never see again / Before the growth, it’s the oath we’re believing in LOX,” is how he opens. ‘Kiss then closes with, “We never sing, we on to better things / Pride is nothing, integrity is everything / Yeah, if you broke, how you giving advice? / Me and my n**as, we just living the life.“
Berner’s self-released Gotti also features Benny The Butcher, Conway The Machine, Styles P, Wiz, and Future.
Nas Is In The Second Prime Of His Career
You can hear other songs by Jadakiss and Nas, as well as new music by Mach-Hommy, Apollo Brown & Stalley, Cozz, Nick Grant, Joell Ortiz, Page Kennedy, KXNG Crooked, Locksmith, 3DNatee, Grafh, Mysonne, The Game, Redman & Method Man, Kanye West, Andre 3000, and much more.
#BonusBeat: A recent episode of Ambrosia For Heads‘ What’s The Headline podcast discussing why Nas’ King’s Disease 2 shows why he’s in the second prime of his career: