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6.05.2004
 
Hip Hop on Mars?

It's been clear for some time now that KRS keeps it a little past 7:30, but it looks like he trying to drag Nas down with him. In this interview KRS elaborates on Nas' reluctance to speak at NASA. And yes, he's talking about that NASA.

VIBE Online: Is there an artist right now that is capable of bringing hip hop to where you would like to see it go?

KRS-One: No one is capable of taking hip hop to where I see it going. I have a divine mission. I have come out of the universe to get this shit together. But for now I have to set up for the true messiah to come. I’m more like John the Baptist. I’m proclaiming the word. The closest is Nas. I’m training Nas to be that leader.

VIBE Online: Seems people have wanted Nas to be that guy since ‘93.

KRS-One: Oh, Nas is “the one.” But you want to talk about someone caught between the CEO world and the movement -- Nas has issues. He’s in the hood, Queensbridge projects, he’s gotta keep it real with the fellas. Then he picks up the phone and talks with me discussing NASA and the universe and hip hop’s role on Mars. When I asked him, “Nas I want you to speak at NASA,” he hung up the phone on me. He couldn’t take it. He called me back an hour later saying, “Yo, man. I’m sorry man. Yo, man. Yo, you just too much man. I had to take a breather.” I said, “Stop being afraid. It’s just a building. You go and you talk and you leave.” But he wants the training. He’s interested in the training and he’s not afraid. It’s just I’m a crazy guy.

Originnaly spotted on Okayplayer.
 
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