Peter Rosenberg goes in-depth with Nas in SXSW Noisemakers
March 29, 2012
Two couches, two mics, and time to burn. Hip-hop’s closest analog to Matt Pinfield, Hot 97 DJ and Rock The Bells Festival host Peter Rosenberg sits down with Nas during SXSW earlier this month, and discuss for an half hour Nas’ two decade long career (and a bit about Rosenberg’s weight) in front of an Austin crowd. And naturally, the topics start with Large Professor’s “Live at the BBQ” (Nas’ first major appearance on wax, continues up to his latest single to date, the Heavy D co-produced “The Don”, and touches on Jay-Z, Damien Marley, getting a phone call from Michael Jackson, the Rock the Bells Fesival, and more. Now, admittedly, this is not the most lucid Nas interview (SXSW does things to people, to say the least), but we don’t get too many chances to to see figures like Nas speak this unguardedly.