Video: Nas Talks About His Roach Rap

Little Homey talks to MTV News about a track off Nigger where he raps from the perspective of a roach.

He also reveals that he’s looking to get dead prez, Rick Ross and The LOX to put in guest appearances.

Link: Nas Previews Controversial Album For MTV News: ‘I’m Here To Rap About What I Feel’


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84 Responses to “Video: Nas Talks About His Roach Rap”

  1. Ghost Writer Says:

    Huh

  2. Ghost Writer Says:

    Rick Ross? Oh no Nas…..

  3. Big Homie Says:

    Nasir is on his grizzly with the interviews

  4. hip hop cops Says:

    whenever i hear praise for rick ross i wonder what planet i’m living on. seriously, people. rick ross? wtf. show me how this guy is anything but 100 percent ass

  5. electroGREMLIncs88 Says:

    pisspussypiss, SUNNAMABITCH!

  6. e-dubbs Says:

    jay lost

  7. electroGREMLIncs88 Says:

    hip hop cops Says:

    May 14th, 2008 at 10:12 am
    whenever i hear praise for rick ross i wonder what planet i’m living on. seriously, people. rick ross? wtf. show me how this guy is anything but 100 percent ass

    ^^^
    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  8. Big Homie Says:

    I’d prefer a Nas and AZ collabo, even the old Mobb Deep

  9. Ghost Writer Says:

    Interesting concept for a song….Nas and Lupe are holding it down with the concept tracks….

  10. b-ease Says:

    raps from the perspective of a roach.

    ^^^
    At least Nas is creative when he makes shitty songs…

  11. Ghost Writer Says:

    raps from the perspective of a cricket.

  12. Big Homie Says:

    At least Nas is creative when he makes shitty songs…

    ^ I Gave You Power was ill though

    At work our system is down. The database is down, no access to files, no printing. Why the hell am I still here and why haven’t they announced us to go home?

  13. hip hop cops Says:

    sue simmons is that broad

  14. b-ease Says:

    hip hop cops Says:

    May 14th, 2008 at 10:12 am
    whenever i hear praise for rick ross i wonder what planet i’m living on. seriously, people. rick ross? wtf. show me how this guy is anything but 100 percent ass

    ^^^
    Trilla is an abomination.

  15. b-ease Says:

    ^ I Gave You Power was ill though

    ^^^
    No question

  16. b-ease Says:

    At work our system is down. The database is down, no access to files, no printing. Why the hell am I still here and why haven’t they announced us to go home?

    ^^^
    Damn…thats just spiteful. Has it been down all morning?

  17. Big Homie Says:

    Yup soon as I got in here. Literally sitting here doing nothing but lookin at Nah, CNN, and IM’ing my whores

  18. Paperstacker Says:

    Rick Ross? Oh no Nas…..

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    smh, Nas should get AZ and Lupe for a collabo

  19. eskay Says:

    *blogs from perspective of a roach*

  20. Ghost Writer Says:

    Paperstacker Says:

    May 14th, 2008 at 10:27 am
    Rick Ross? Oh no Nas…..

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    smh, Nas should get AZ and Lupe for a collabo

    ^
    True…..a track with him and Lupe would be crazy….

  21. Busta Cracka The English Smacka Says:

    smh, Nas should get AZ and Lupe for a collabo

    ^^^^^^^^^^^

    Nas should get a original Firm collabo, Foxy could phone her verse in from alcatraz..

    What it be Nah…

  22. Brad Cessley Says:

    Rapping from the perspective of a roach??? Lay off them trees Nas….

  23. catch22 Says:

    the first thing i thought when read “roach rap” was:
    oh shit, nas got that dude, roach, from the cosby show to spit? damn.

  24. eskay Says:

    “My nigga Fendi (President of Dirty Money Records & Founder of the Come Up DVD series). His freaky ass saw my box poking out in some pics I took prior and recommended I redo the Hard Core pose.”

    ^Nicki Minaj on how her Sucker Free poster idea came about

    http://www.nappyafro.com/2008/05/14/nick-minaj-interview-by-b-easy/

  25. CiCi The Intern Says:

    Wasn’t there supposed to be a Lupe/Nas track on “The Cool”? It would be dope if Lupe and Nas went in on a track.

  26. Busta Cracka The English Smacka Says:

    Is there still no word of the Royce/Premo album yet??
    Its going to have to be filed under Detox soon..

  27. electroGREMLIncs88 Says:

    eskay Says:

    May 14th, 2008 at 10:41 am
    “My nigga Fendi (President of Dirty Money Records & Founder of the Come Up DVD series). His freaky ass saw my box poking out in some pics I took prior and recommended I redo the Hard Core pose.”

    ^Nicki Minaj on how her Sucker Free poster idea came about

    ^^^
    Remy > Nicki (hermaphrodite Ru’paul Award)

  28. catch22 Says:

    co-sign nicki minaj has a rather masculine bulge in her bikini (no homo)

  29. pockets Says:

    Don’t forget Hong Kong Phoey. What’s the feedback from the fans and critics on the Sucka Free mixtape and Nicki Minaj in general?

    Sucka Free has gotten great reviews from both fans and critics. I really stepped my pussy up on this one.

    ^*signs off*

  30. electroGREMLIncs88 Says:

    Applaud niggas interviewing these lame ass rappers. this Nicki broad is a Dog & her Flow is the worst i heard in 20+ years… this bitch is worse then when Charlie B’More wrote her own shit…
    *Daps Jada*

  31. Paperstacker Says:

    Rapping from the perspective of a roach??? Lay off them trees Nas….

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    You can’t know that the song is about until you know what context it’s in. Thinking from the perspective of a roach could only mean he’s thinking from the perspective of something that is a survivor and struggles in a world where it is so irrelevant and could lose it’s life easily any day. It lives and eats in the most vile conditions like garbage cans and dumpsters to make ends meet but still continues to live on. Switch the analogy slightly around the the same perspective can apply to a lot of humans, so its not that far fetched.

    Or maybe he’s just rapping about the day in a life of a roach thats hiding in your crib. What the roach thinks when its relaxing in your bedroom and hears those footsteps coming up the stairs. On some R Kelly trapped in the closet type shit.

    This is why

    Nas>Jay Z

  32. b-ease Says:

    Busta Cracka The English Smacka Says:

    May 14th, 2008 at 10:41 am
    Is there still no word of the Royce/Premo album yet??
    Its going to have to be filed under Detox soon..

    ^^^
    Add the Nas/Premo album to that too, hell, throw the Dre/Timbo in the file while you’re at it.

  33. catch22 Says:

    Is there still no word of the Royce/Premo album yet??

    ^^
    isn’t he doing beats for the bar exam 2?

  34. CiCi The Intern Says:

    # electroGREMLIncs88 Says:
    May 14th, 2008 at 10:49 am

    Applaud niggas interviewing these lame ass rappers. this Nicki broad is a Dog & her Flow is the worst i heard in 20+ years… this bitch is worse then when Charlie B’More wrote her own shit…
    *Daps Jada*
    ^^^

    *notices the swipe at ex-wifey Charlie*
    *does nothing about it because she knows Crazy’s right*
    *cries in corner*

  35. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    Joe’s Apartment???

    MT Quote for those of you who ahve been missin it…

    Do not put off till tomorow what can be put off till day after tomorrow just as well.

  36. Brad Cessley Says:

    Paperstacker… Lay off the trees…

  37. g7 Says:

    not feelin’ the producers Nas mentioned for this album at all.

  38. KiNGrEx Says:

    Dead Prez and LOX= great collabos

    Rick Ross= WTF!?

    This album better be solid or I may have to write off anything Lil Homie does from here on out

  39. electroGREMLIncs88 Says:

    CiCi The Intern Says:

    May 14th, 2008 at 10:54 am
    # electroGREMLIncs88 Says:
    May 14th, 2008 at 10:49 am

    Applaud niggas interviewing these lame ass rappers. this Nicki broad is a Dog & her Flow is the worst i heard in 20+ years… this bitch is worse then when Charlie B’More wrote her own shit…
    *Daps Jada*
    ^^^

    *notices the swipe at ex-wifey Charlie*
    *does nothing about it because she knows Crazy’s right*
    *cries in corner*

    ^^^
    as far as looks! Charlie is that Bitch. thats a SEXY redbone right’Chea!

  40. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    You gotta be fuckin’ kidding me….

    tinyurl.com/4fvtru

    BTW- rapping from the perspective of a roach>>>>>>rapping from the perspective of a cheeseburger

  41. Big Homie Says:

    It Was Written > Illmatic

  42. b-ease Says:

    Just read the Slim article on dx in nah lite. Garelle Smith is a fucking menace to society…

  43. catch22 Says:

    as far as looks! Charlie is that Bitch. thats a SEXY redbone right’Chea!
    ^^
    she still have pink hair?
    i wonder if charlie used to match the curtains with the drapes.

  44. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    ***Blogs from the perspective of a roach eating a cheeseburger

  45. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    SMH @ the Vatican “announcing” that it’s OK to believe in aliens—WTF kind of mind control bullshit is that?

  46. CiCi The Intern Says:

    icon (trillbert arenas) Says:
    May 14th, 2008 at 11:04 am

    You gotta be fuckin’ kidding me….

    tinyurl.com/4fvtru
    ^^

    *daps Icon*

    I fell out the bed when they interviewed the owner on CNN. Had the nerve to say that comparing Obama to Curious George makes Obama more likable. SMH. And he has the banana in his hand too….

  47. b-ease Says:

    icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    May 14th, 2008 at 11:04 am
    You gotta be fuckin’ kidding me….

    tinyurl.com/4fvtru

    ^^^
    fucked up and racist…but how could you not laugh at “Look at him . . . the hairline, the ears — he looks just like Curious George.” I mean, I’m dying over here…

    BTW- rapping from the perspective of a roach>>>>>>rapping from the perspective of a cheeseburger

    ^^^
    co-sign

    Big Homie Says:

    May 14th, 2008 at 11:04 am
    It Was Written > Illmatic

    ^^^
    one of the truest statements one could make pertaining to hiphop that most people still couldnt bring themselves to agree with.

  48. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    I fell out the bed when they interviewed the owner on CNN. Had the nerve to say that comparing Obama to Curious George makes Obama more likable. SMH. And he has the banana in his hand too….

    **All I can do is SMH and force out a fake laugh…Jesus Christ, this country is fucked up…

    ***Ha ha, this racism is killin’ me inside!!!! (c) Dave Chappelle, “the Niggars”

  49. electroGREMLIncs88 Says:

    catch22 Says:

    May 14th, 2008 at 11:06 am
    as far as looks! Charlie is that Bitch. thats a SEXY redbone right’Chea!
    ^^
    she still have pink hair?
    i wonder if charlie used to match the curtains with the drapes.

    ^^^
    she’d be swingin from those curtains fuckin with me… i just hope she color’d that cute airplane pussy hair strip, Pink too.

  50. CiCi The Intern Says:

    # catch22 Says:
    May 14th, 2008 at 11:06 am

    as far as looks! Charlie is that Bitch. thats a SEXY redbone right’Chea!
    ^^
    she still have pink hair?
    i wonder if charlie used to match the curtains with the drapes.
    ^^^
    nah, she back on the red thing ….smh @ me actually knowing that lol

  51. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    fucked up and racist…but how could you not laugh at “Look at him . . . the hairline, the ears — he looks just like Curious George.” I mean, I’m dying over here…

    ***LOL…for real, G. Bush looks more like Curious George, IMO, than Obama…I swear, them crackers ain’t playin’ fair….

  52. eskay Says:

    Chuck is horrible, I don’t know who would wanna smash that.

    Amil > Chuck Baltimore

  53. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    LOL @ noz…fucked up, but funny….

    Somebody needs to find Eli Porter! The dude’s been an internet phenomenon for weeks and has yet to come out and claim his free personal pan pizza. I mean I would literally buy the man a personal pan pizza. Stuffed crust, even. He deserves every penny of that Tay Zonday Dr. Pepper yetti guap. If Curtis and his people can get the inbred yokel who alterated Suge Knight with an egg or a jar on the phone you would think a more resourceful journalist than myself could get in touch with a young star inna incubation chamber ala Eli. Yo, Porter holler at your boy! Your mans! Your main dodo stain! I probably can’t promise you an interview with The Famous Rap Magazine XXL for reasons yet to be disclosed but we can certainly do it for a less sophisticated website. Maybe we could arrange for an ill collabo with that sass talking fat kid who crashed his grandmas whip?

    What do you guys think of Eli Porter? Isn’t he on the internet? Do you watch videos on youtube? Have you ever noticed how sometimes things look like other things? Who wants ice cream? Speak on it.

  54. CiCi The Intern Says:

    ***LOL…for real, G. Bush looks more like Curious George, IMO, than Obama…I swear, them crackers ain’t playin’ fair….
    ^^^^^

    tinyurl.com/yvype3

    ^ does all the comparisons you need …

  55. catch22 Says:

    curtains with the drapes.

    ^
    my bad, i meant the carpet with the drapes

  56. electroGREMLIncs88 Says:

    CiCi The Intern Says:

    May 14th, 2008 at 11:13 am
    # catch22 Says:
    May 14th, 2008 at 11:06 am

    as far as looks! Charlie is that Bitch. thats a SEXY redbone right’Chea!
    ^^
    she still have pink hair?
    i wonder if charlie used to match the curtains with the drapes.
    ^^^
    nah, she back on the red thing ….smh @ me actually knowing that lol

    ^^^
    its ok Ma, i like girls that like girls too…

  57. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    tinyurl.com/yvype3

    ^ does all the comparisons you need …

    ***FLOOR

  58. electroGREMLIncs88 Says:

    eskay Says:

    May 14th, 2008 at 11:16 am
    Chuck is horrible, I don’t know who would wanna smash that.

    Amil > Chuck Baltimore

    ^^^
    Out’Cho’GATTTTdamn Mind.

  59. Big Homie Says:

    I know most of you all are health freaks, but you better act like you know tomorrow

    http://www.tinyurl.com/6g7a5s

  60. catch22 Says:

    kid sister (no r.kelly) is also very smashable IMO

  61. RIGZ Says:

    15, 000 & counting…

    That China earthquake was suttin serious

  62. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    ike…about eli porter…he’s got a mixtape out…I swear…go to 2dopeboyz.com

  63. electroGREMLIncs88 Says:

    Big Homie Says:

    May 14th, 2008 at 11:20 am
    I know most of you all are health freaks, but you better act like you know tomorrow

    tinyurl.com/6g7a5s

    ^^^
    Mickey’D’s Chicken Biscuit?
    *Spits up on Gamo Loafs*

  64. pockets Says:

    im so naked right now, its not even funny. the shnowza’s out

  65. Son of Ether Says:

    LF: Me and my homies saw Charlie B on 34th by the Mc Donalds, she was in a cherry red range with the pale white interior, so we roll up I’m like Oh shit its Charlie B…My nigga jumps out the back of the car and yells out “POWDERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR”…That bitch’s complexion matched the interior of the range..Powder.

    ____________________________

    50 CENT IN TALKS FOR $300M FOX/MYSPACE DEAL – INCLUDES TOURING, WEBSITE AND FILM PROJECTS

    ^^Show em how it’s done Fif..I hate the nigga but this is a savvy businessman move…Definitely trumps Jays 15 million a year for 10 years deal he did..You gotta figure out new ways to capitalize of this digital era in hip hop. 50 is well on his way to doing that. That nigga is innovative..real businessmen are..while Jayz is busy signing cookie cutter(Madonna, Sting) deals with defunct UK companies.

    One myspace blast/bulletin/update has the ability to reach 500 million people instantaneously, ..you can’t pay enough for that kind of exposure.

    Waddup Father of Ether? I see you homie…can’t wait to peep that roach shit.

  66. catch22 Says:

    What do you guys think of Eli Porter? Isn’t he on the internet? Do you watch videos on youtube? Have you ever noticed how sometimes things look like other things? Who wants ice cream? Speak on it.

    ^^
    cocaine is a helluva drug.

  67. pockets Says:

    bro the ballsack is out n about

  68. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Mark Twain Fame Says:

    May 14th, 2008 at 11:23 am
    ike…about eli porter…he’s got a mixtape out…I swear…go to 2dopeboyz.com

    **Aaaaaw, man…..I can’t stoop that low…it feels like the hip hop community has Corky one of those carnival dunking machines, where you hit the target with a ball (non), and submerge a m’fukka…

  69. CiCi The Intern Says:

    50 Cent is the Kobe Bryant of rap …. you respect his game (business) but you can’t stand him as a person.

  70. Son of Ether Says:

    # RIGZ Says:
    May 14th, 2008 at 11:23 am

    15, 000 & counting…

    That China earthquake was suttin serious

    ^^ i genuinely felt sorry for them (still do)but after I learned that the last quake they had they lost 300,000 I was kind of pacified by that. They’ll be ok..they’re chinese…they’ll just make more people.

  71. b-ease Says:

    catch22 Says:

    May 14th, 2008 at 11:22 am
    kid sister (no r.kelly) is also very smashable IMO

    ^^^
    Agreed. For some reason, I also find it hilarious that she’s like 28 years old. Big Sister may have been more appropriate.

  72. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    jeezus that Bun B track with Buck and Lyfe…wowzers.

    Swang on Em is tough too.

  73. pockets Says:

    50 Cent is the Kobe Bryant of rap …. you respect his game (business) but you can’t stand him as a person.

    ^except 50 cent sucks at what he does and kobe is very good at what he does. thats the only clear difference tho.

  74. catch22 Says:

    15, 000 & counting…

    That China earthquake was suttin serious

    ^^
    thats just a drop in the bucket.
    they kill more unwanted daughters than that each month.

  75. eskay Says:

    >>the shnowza’s out

    smh

  76. pockets Says:

    Agreed. For some reason, I also find it hilarious that she’s like 28 years old. Big Sister may have been more appropriate.

    ^damn 28? big sister is prolly her grandma

  77. electroGREMLIncs88 Says:

    CiCi The Intern Says:

    May 14th, 2008 at 11:29 am
    50 Cent is the Kobe Bryant of rap …. you respect his game (business) but you can’t stand him as a person.

    ^^^
    naw. 50 is 50. cant compare dude, especially to a cornball nba Nigga.

  78. pockets Says:

    eskay Says:

    May 14th, 2008 at 11:33 am
    >>the shnowza’s out

    ^co-sign

  79. pockets Says:

    yo ive always pondered where the best place is to cut the pubes…ive done it in the shower, but its too messy. i thought about the sink, but that seems kinda dirty. so i went over to the toilet and was like standing in front of it and was like this isnt gonna work, the hairs are gonna fall everywhere. so i stood ontop of the seat, but it seems mad retarded. so i squatted on top of the seat lifted the sac up. it was aii, but when i went to get off i couldnt feel my legs and almost cracked my head on the tub.

  80. electroGREMLIncs88 Says:

    this chick so thick in the jeans, she dont even have a Muffin top, shes bakin bread loafs under that shirt… u could hang wet towels on her love handles.

  81. Son of Ether Says:

    # CiCi The Intern Says:
    May 14th, 2008 at 11:29 am

    50 Cent is the Kobe Bryant of rap …. you respect his game (business) but you can’t stand him as a person.

    ^^50 don’t really irk me as a person..If you from NY you deal with 50 type mofukkas everyday..You don’t listen to him while he talkin for an hour and just interject “word” or “thats wassup” or a “fake laugh” everytime he pauses for a breath during the convo. BUT..this cat is poised to make more in 4 years what it took Jay a decade to accomplish( no 5% interest in the NETS and 40/40 clubs)..word to OG Juan. And I really admire his digital game..from moving GUNIT to THISIS50 and etc..brilliant digital moves..brilliant.

  82. no more ty big's just call me Kenard Says:

    i see nas has been smoking that DMT lately as well

  83. The King Says:

    Daydream by lupe = best concept track ever

  84. NewJerzGeneral Says:

    Necro already made a classic joint about being a cockroach. I hope he doesn’t dare try to take credit for the concept. Concentrate on making a hot album and nothing else Nas. You haven’t had a decent album since Stillmatic.

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