Nas Says Drake and Nicki Minaj Are ‘Keeping The Lights On’ In Hip-Hop
In a recent interview with the Huffington Post, Nas talks many subjects including Drake. When asked about whether or not Nicki and Drake are good for hip-hop, Nas stated that they’re great for hip-hop and are ‘keeping the lights on’. Catch the full excerpt of what Nas had to say about Drake & Nicki below.
There’s kind of a fault line in hip-hop between commercial stuff on one side and people who are probably keeping it a little more real. You have fallen into the latter category a bit more. But do you think people like Nicki Minaj and Drake are good for hip-hop? Or are they distracting from some of the core skills that made it what it is?
“They’re great for hip-hop. And they’re keeping the lights on for hip-hop. In the building of hip-hop, they are one of the main ones keeping the lights on. They are big hip-hop fans just like all of us. They have their own style. They have to develop their own style, and they’re having a great time.”