Video: Nas at BMI’s “How I Wrote That Song” Panel

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Here’s some better footage of what Nas was saying at the BMI “How I Wrote That Song” panel at the House of Blues over the Grammy weekend. He speaks about why he wrote “Hate Me Now,” saying putting out Illmatic, he was successful with It Was Written but he felt some hate towards him. He also speaks to HipHopOfficial about the Damian Marley collaboration album as well as his plans to contribute to the Haiti relief efforts. He also explains how he used to not have to answer to anyone when he was writing those albums, but now that he has such a big following he has to watch what he says.

Previously: Nas & Common on Violent Rap Lyrics (Video)