Video: Nas And Rakim Interview

It’s about time somebody ‘Tubed this. Here’s part 1 of 6 clips of the interview Nas and Rakim sat down for with MTV. In this one they talk about what its like to be considered one of the greats.

Go here and download all 6 podcasts in mp4 format or, just go here and click play

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46 Responses to “Video: Nas And Rakim Interview”

  1. nation of thugacation Says:


  2. Mr Starks Says:

    shit im second, bad man, big up nas, big up rakim

  3. Mr Starks Says:

    forgot to big u up eskay, u got any crap on Rick ross, oh plus does anyone know the whereabouts of Peedi crakk, I jus revived on one of this old songs he did with freeway or the other way round called “Hood on froze” damn, i would be pissed if Peedi peedi still with Jay Z and Jay did not bring him out before that fool Rick Ross. Someone please holla the whereabouts labelwise of Peedi Crakk

  4. nation of thugacation Says:

    ^^ you mean peedi peedi?
    hes still on ROC, peep the roster @
    he made a diss to dame not to long ago

    yo es do you know if this is a recent interview… nas is starting to look a bit, well, like jada, if you know what i mean
    i love his voice though in this interview, fucking gangster

  5. Diplomatic Says:

    nas been hittin the kichen a lil too much, should ask 50 nd busta for some of that steroids

  6. nation of thugacation Says:

    ^ lol, well 50 was right, he is a sucker for that milkshake

  7. Dumb Nigga Says:

    Rakim and Nas in the same interview? NICE

  8. nation of thugacation Says:

    oops, i mean, *the rapper we speak not of

  9. eskay Says:

    its from last month and yeah Nas is kinda looking like a pickle juice drinker

  10. MaddenMaster Says:

    Its good to see them both showing each other each other respect!!! Nas should just say this my daddy!!!!

  11. T. Okes Says:

    Cool seein’ these two MCs together…both are in my top 10, no doubt. But goddamn man, Nas STAY blunted. Dude always soundin’ fuckin’ worn out & shit. Matter of fact, both of ’em sound like this interview was done @ 4am on a Monday. No love lost though, I just want ’em to keep their music right.

    BTW, I’m probably late on this…but apparently Jigga recently signed a white girl from the UK??

  12. Combat Jack Says:

    Good looking from Brooklyn. Thanks for this one duke.

  13. nation of thugacation Says:

    ^^ @ T. Okes, my london connec been telling me s. carter’s been signing a whole lotta brits but i aint hearing shit

    but yo, in the whole interview, i think they looked at eachother like 4 times… maybe once in the eyes, they look like elementary skool kids brought into the principals office.

    damn i hate missing this era of rap, now i gotta catch up on everything ive missed. in times like these, i realize *the rapper we shall not speak of, and the *snap dancers we shall not speak of… are the problem with hip hop

  14. T. Okes Says:

    ^^Here’s the article

    Not my steez…but apparently Jigga sees somethin’ in her.

  15. Dumb Nigga Says:

    I don’t listen to the radio much, but sadly where i’m at had a Hot 97, but i don’t know if they play that Star shit here, because well, i don’t listen to the radio much. But did what Star talk about was like this?

  16. Dumb Nigga Says:

    I meant has not had.

  17. nation of thugacation Says:

    oh i heard about lady sovereign though, i think my ex girl tried to drag me to her concert… lol i thought it was ms dynamite so i didnt go… is she hype though?

  18. chucky Says:

    Lady Sovereign is pretty dope. She’s been paying dues for a while too. they love her over in the UK and her shows here have been hot.

  19. jan Says:

    chucky Says:

    May 18th, 2006 at 4:24 am
    Lady Sovereign is pretty dope. She’s been paying dues for a while too. they love her over in the UK and her shows here have been hot.

    Erm… where did you hear that??? Has Def Jam paid you to say “they love her over in the UK” Lady Sovereign hasn’t sold a squat here, and no one’s paying her any attention, that’s why they are now focusing on the US market….

  20. Front Says:

    I want to know what Rakim thinks about 50, since won’t shut up about him. Problem is, 50 doesn’t seem like to the type to get big ups from Rakim. Ya mean. Nobody should say “ya mean” every other sentence.

  21. eskay Says:

    I can’t fuck with Lady Sov, sorry she’s just trash to me. but yo nation of thugacation, what you got against Ms Dynamite, she’s the second wife in my harem right behind Jean Grae. She almost took Jean’s spot when she banged out with police that time too. I don’t really fuck with her music though…

  22. evahflowin Says:

    ^ Front, I’m not sure what Ra thinks of 50’s music but he was semi-ecstatic about Dip Set’s music and gave praise to their music style about how they made that real street music and kept it street, something along those lines….

  23. Mr Starks Says:

    ummh, why Jigga signed sov, i cannot hate, so peedi peedi is still on ROC, jigga stupid, two albums from Rihanna(given theres money to be made from her) and squat from Peedi peedi, dats jus grossly unfair. nas be looking really ruben studdardly lately. Ease of them Kelis titties homey, ease off, goooooooood goood

  24. spirit Says:

    so sad that hip-hop has devolved into a runway model show…WHY DO Y’ALL CARE WHAT NAS LOOKS LIKE? i buy dude’s records for the music, not the album cover. what part of the game is this? you have to weight train to get respected now in rap? wtf? some of y’all need to leave rap alone and go listen to boy bands if you’re so caught up on image. even part 3 of this interview had the interviewer asking ra about his fashion style? what kinda peanut butter and jelly a$$ question is that? you have an interview with rakim and nas and you’re going to ask ra to talk about what he used to wear? LOL. come on now…rap is at an all-time low, for real…

  25. eskay Says:

    ^ oh so if a rapper all of a sudden puts on 30 pounds nobody is supposed to say anything right? you act like that’s all we’re talking about. and for your info, clothing, fashion sense = swagger which has always been a big part of hip hop, since Ra was rocking those Dapper Dan joints.

  26. E From BK Says:

    Thank You Spirit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. E From BK Says:

    Yo Eskay, I think Spirit is saying that this could have been a historical interview and that in some areas it was. Who really cares that Nas, like alot of people put on weight right after he got married.

  28. eskay Says:

    yeah I hear you but it’s like you can’t speak on anything nowadays without somebody criticizing. these are 5 minute clips of a longer interview broken down as podcasts, it’s not like the whole interview revolved around Ra’s outfit. I hear what your saying though about people focusing on shit like that rather than the rest of the stuff they discussed. Nas still looks like a Slim Fast blender though.

  29. Foekist aka The Cosigner Says:

    *looks at Rakim’s lips (no homo)*

    *realizes why he uses joint paper and not blunts*

  30. E From BK Says:

    Yo Eskay, I just got married in December so I feel Nas’ pain. However, I’m back in the gym, pool and on the court. I’ll be back to my fighting weight by July.

  31. eskay Says:

    yeah I shouldn’t even be talking, I’m single, but I’ve packed on a few pounds lately myself

  32. eskay Says:

    ^no homo

  33. Foekist aka The Cosigner Says:

    Eskay, you got a couple kids, though, right?

  34. Bird Says:

    Ya’ll got me straight trippin. Everyone who said Nas got his weight up needs to take another look at that video. Look at his arms and legs. Do yall want dude to look like a crackhead? Considering that TV adds pounds (I seen that for myself with Queen Latifah who ain’t nearly as big as you think), Nas is probably downright slim. I think yall are just tripping on the chubby cheeks and the fact that Nas is aging. Like it or not you do change as you get older. That boy ain’t nowhere near fat. Even it he was I am with the person that says so the f__k what? Fashion is definately a big part of hip hop, but weight nor looks are. Let’s not inject too much Hollywood into hip hop. It’s bad enough the round the way chicks have been replaced with models and hoochies. Next thing you know the Biggies, Heavy Ds, Fat Boys, Fat Joes & Big Puns will not be allowed in the game. We can’t have that. But that is beside the point here because Nas ain’t even a little bit on the heavy side. Like I said look at his arms and legs. Not the cheeks and fluffy goose vest.

  35. The Truth... Says:

    Why are you talkin about a wack chick from the UK and 50 after watching Nas and The God get interviewd?!

  36. eskay Says:

    yeah I got a couple of chil’runs Foe.

    I mean I don’t give a fuck what Nas weighs, but there’s no denying that he looks like a chicken gristle eatin’, biscuit suckin mofo…

    ^lol @ myself

  37. Big Boi RI Says:

    Thank you Truth!!!

  38. nation of thugacation Says:

    lol @ eskay
    and congrats @ E from BK

  39. nation of thugacation Says:

    you guys are talking about Rakim’s old Dapper Dan jeans, marriage, and children, lol i just finished school and am listening to regular joe (btw thanks to eskay and biggums for putting me onto mood muzik 2, fucking insane)

  40. T. Okes Says:

    I heard a couple of Lady Sovereign’s joints…

    That shit = ear tears

    Is Jay even tryin’ to sign people that have staying power? Or is dude just tryin’ to sign cats that’ll be hot for one summer & just get dropped? SMH.

  41. nation of thugacation Says:

    ^ everyday im husslin

  42. E From BK Says:

    nation of thugacation Says:

    May 18th, 2006 at 1:00 pm
    lol @ eskay
    and congrats @ E from BK

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  46. Mastah Says:

    Nice thing going on there, very smooth interview..

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