Nas on Jimmy Kimmel Live! was a pretty packed affair. The rapper and entrepreneur talked about everything from album delays to the new mural of his likeness in Queensbridge and even played some quiz games with actor Matthew Perry.
Despite dropping the song “Nas Album Done” on DJ Khaled’s Major Key project, Nas doesn’t sound any closer to actually dropping anything new this year.
“Things are changing, music is changing…I got to feel it. It’s all about the feeling,” Nas said of the delay.
Kimmel joked that Nas can’t treat the world like TiVo and put the world on pause, that if he doesn’t put out an album soon they will erase that mural.
Fittingly, Nas also talked about the first song he ever wrote at eight years old and how he first felt when he heard that a French artist had painted that mural of him in Queensbridge.
“It scared me because usually when they put a mural up of someone in the neighborhood it’s because he’s dead,” Nas confessed. “But it’s a huge honor. I hope that the kids out there see it as an example…if you have a dream go after it.”
Jimmy asked Nas about his various business ventures and handling pitch meetings for his Queensbridge Venture Partners. Nas admits most of the ideas are good and that his brother Jungle pitches ideas frequently, including a hip-hop theme park.
Nas also played a game of “Name That Celebrity” against Matthew Perry. A blindfolded Nas named Clint Eastwood and Chris Rock successfully but couldn’t remember Zoe Saldana’s last name.
Lastly, he and Erykah Badu performed their song “This Bitter Land” from The Land soundtrack.