Nas joined Zane Lowe on Apple Music to discuss his new album King’s Disease. He tells him why ‘Ultra Black’ is the song on the album that speaks the most to him, working with producer Hit-Boy and how the experience differed from past projects, what led him to explore business ventures outside of music, working with Kanye West on NASIR, and his thoughts on Anderson .Paak. He also speaks on what led to the disbandment of The Firm and the loss of his mother.
Nas On Why ‘Ultra Black’ Speaks To Him The Most…
It would be ‘Ultra Black’, but a lot of things that I was working on, it was already there. The title was ‘King’s Disease’ before this craziness happened and a lot of the things I was saying, but watching George Floyd and what happened, I couldn’t watch the film, but just watching all the terror happening all over the country, I just felt the knee on my neck and I felt the knee on our people and I felt like I needed a pride moment. I needed a moment to be happy about our existence to be, to have made it so far and all the things that we have done as a people and constantly being ripped apart. In a moment that we were going through so much darkness, I wanted a song that will bring light, something different than anything I’ve done before. I didn’t want people to get it and then hear something I did before. So ‘Ultra Black’ was that representation of uplifting feeling and a feeling of empowerment.
Credit : Zane Lowe on Apple Music
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