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