Travis Scott and Nas Talk Rap and Relevance in Playboy

Old faculty meets new faculty.

Travis Scott sat down with Nas for the newest concern of Playboy. During their hour-long dialog, the Astroworld MC and rap legend mentioned the facility of the web and the way it has impacted their careers and the best way they launch music.

“You can attain the world now,” mentioned Scott, whereas Nas added, “Because of the web. We can go do a track proper now and put it up. We don’t must ask no one. The file business really follows what we do, particularly when you make your identify within the recreation.”

During the retro shoot, which passed off at a midcentury mansion within the Hollywood Hills, Nas spoke about altering with the instances. “I can keep me, certain, however the problem is to stick with what’s happening,” he mentioned. “If you have a look at the nice ones from again then, lots of them have 4 albums; that they had brief careers. That’s modified now. All the restrictions are gone. You will be free to make your music.”

Travis Scott and Nas In Conversation for Playboy

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Travis shared his admiration for Nas. “I obtained an entire different line of respect for a way you got here into the sport,” he mentioned, whereas additionally citing James Blake, Björk, and Kid Cudi as inspirations. “One of my idols is Kid Cudi and the best way he tells his tales about how he felt as a child rising up, like the place he’s from. I associated to that. I adopted my very own type of storytelling–whether or not it’s by means of melodies or by means of raps or each.”

Later within the dialog, Nas applauded Travis for not abiding by the outdated guidelines, shying away from purple carpets and masking his face in pictures. “I stay vicariously by means of you if you do this, bro, as a result of I really feel you on that,” he mentioned. “You right here to do the music and depart your stain on this world. Whether you be in entrance of them cameras or not, you don’t even care.”

Travis defined that he doesn’t really feel “compelled to talk on political points,” to which Nas agreed. “One factor we are able to’t permit politics to do is take over our thoughts and make us fall into their recreation,” he mentioned. “What’s happening within the information might eat our lives. If that occurs, life doesn’t go on. We have to proceed happening.”

In parting, Nas provided his youthful peer some phrases of encouragement. “The hip-hop recreation is about staying and sustaining and maintaining it going. You’re an ideal rapper, however they will’t simply put you in a rapper field, as a result of your music goes in so many alternative instructions. You’re a rock star, and it at all times was like that.”