Nas and Tyler, The Creator Talk God, Drugs, Bruno Mars, and Upcoming Album

Nas and Tyler, The Creator Talk God, Drugs, Bruno Mars, and Upcoming AlbumKenneth Cappello

For the latest cover story from XXL, Nas sat down for an interview, but it wasn't your typical Q&A. This time, the person conducting the interview was none other than the Tyler, The Creator. It turned out to be less like an interview and more like a conversation with the young, rebellious newcomer and the veteran rap star talking about topics ranging from Bruno Mars to God. Check out some highlights below.

On Bruno Mars:

Nas: "Are we gonna see you and Bruno gunning after eachother with AKs? What's going on with that?"
Tyler: "I don't hate Bruno. I hate his haircut, and his music pisses me off. Like, you ever been driving in a car, and, you know, you're driving, going through the freeway, and then some fuck boy cuts you off, and it fucks everything up? That's how I feel when I hear his music."

On God:

Nas: "So you don't believe in God?"
Tyler: "Nah. I just live life. I grew up in a Christian family, but, you know, the way Mom brought me up is to, you know, do you, to always be yourself." 

On drugs:

Tyler: "I never had a drink in my life. I don't smoke or anything.
Nas: "You mean, you're just naturally like this?
Tyler: "Yeah"
Nas: "That's fuckin' crazy." 

On the Internet:

Tyler: I don't get on the Internet as much anymore. it drives me crazy.
Nas: The Internet is Satan.
Tyler: Dude! I said the same thing! I hate Tumblr. You know what Tumblr is? I fuckin' hate Tumblr! That shit is evil. I've seen that shit turn people crazy.
Nas: I don't even know what that is. 

On Nas' upcoming album:

Nas: The album is coming this year.
Tyler: Is there a certain sound for it?
Nas: There's a couple of them. "Nasty" was important for me, you know? To be this deep in the game, to go back to the sound I kinda started on: great beats, no chorus, just rhymes, doing whatever I want to do. That's part of the sound to it. The part of the sound to it is also me smoked out, gangsta shit. I think there's some other pieces of it that's personal. Different sounds...

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