(AllHipHop News) Jermaine Cole let Nas down but hip hop fans might be the ones let down after news of a botched collaboration surface.
While on Power 106’s Backstage Breakfast series, the North Carolina rhyme spitter explains how one of Born Sinner‘s bonus tracks was to feature two Queens legends instead of one:
“The song is called “New York Times,” and really it’s a Queens thing. My original idea was to put Nas and 50 on there. That’s what I was trying to do. But I got 50. You’ll hear the record. It’s a real New York record and Queens is my second home. I’m from North Carolina but I’ve been in Queens for the past 10 years. That’s why I got 50.”
He does not say why Nas did not appear on the record but does go into detail about a teenage Cole unsuccessfully attempting to woo Alicia Keys after a performance back in 1999 (but he mentions she came out with Fallin’ at the time so he could mean 2001).
Check out the videos below as he also explains his first job ever, meeting Jay-Z, the Born Sinner title as well as stream his 50 Cent collaboration “New York Times” below: