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Black Thought Talks "Beefing" With Nas; Large Professor Calls Him "The Golden Child"

(AllHipHop News) After over a 20 year career in music, Nas has inspired, collaborated with, and beefed with some of the biggest names in Hip Hop, so there are sure to be many behind-the-scenes stories about the Queensbridge emcee floating in the ether.

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Two Hip Hop veterans recently chatted with Combat Jack to share their past experiences with the creator of the classic album Illmatic. Large Professor told Jack that he considers Nas the “Golden Child” citing his lyrical ability as “out of the ordinary.” The Main Source founding member also discussed how he first connected with Esco and his determination to help him get recognition.

Black Thought’s story centered around his past issues with Nas over comments he made about The Roots’ appearance in Spike Lee’s film Bamboozled. According to Thought, Nas’ shots at The Roots for portraying a group called “The Alabama Porch Monkeys” were the result of Nas dealing with his mother’s battle with cancer. The situation was later settled at a Talib Kweli show.

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Watch Large Professor and Black Thought share their Nas tales and Joey Bada$$ talk about the comparisons between him and God Son in the video below.

  • YaheardSyndicate

    No comparison

  • Reblogged this on HUEY mix wit RILEY.

  • brotha_man

    a roots nas album would kill the game

    • jd

      OH. GOD. YES.

    • A roots album alone will kill the game!

      • brotha_man

        true dat

  • The Unhealer

    Joey Badass is the next Nas? No educated fan would make that comparison.

    • Golgo 13

      ye i was thinking like wtf

    • Celz

      If niccas is calling you the next instead of the first you’re not either..

  • TALK_BOSS

    I wanna say GOAT but i’ll go with most underrated of all time

  • 7yoyo7

    Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era are the truth!
    The kid is only 18 yrs old and spit better bars than most rappers of his generation with a real Brooklyn culture. The comparison can definitly made over RAW talent.
    Check “Resurrection of real”, “my youth”, “Fromdatomb$”.

    Obviously, nobody will reach Nas’ level but ignoring the real talent within the new generation will only make you a fossil lol.

    • andone

      BBBOOOOOOOOO?????????????

    • BigHomie337

      Joey Badass is just another hyped up NY rapper that ppl trying 2 push 2 make NY relevant again. Dude music is ok at best but nothing special. IMO.

      • 7yoyo7

        Hyped up? Word?
        So a lyrically talented kid must be pretty common in your world.

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  • Joey Bada$$ is not the next Nas. Any real fan of the art would know this, because to be labeled as the “next” just means the artist hasn’t made his/her own lane. Anyways aside from that a lyrical sparring between Thought & Nasty would be something I would love to listen to. I don’t know who would win. One of Thoughts illest verses to me was the verse from the BET cypher that had him, mosdef & Eminem. He outshined Eminem to me with the line “I’m Martin Luther king you just Rodney”. Nas’s most stand out line to me was from the Live Ni66a rap track where he says “deep throats they try to swallow this anthropologist, dynasties of great knowledges…”

  • _Triple7skylakegreat

    Survival Tactics joey badass ft capital P (rip) enough said

  • Obi Won

    JB is NOT the next Nas, I’m saying this as a fan of both. Bada$$ is a young dude with crazy lyricism w/ east coast flow & swag, but we’ll see where he is in the next 2 yrs. Hopefully he’s still around b/c the game could use the balance.

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