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How do your favorite rappers write their rhymes? To find out, Complex TV has started a new series, The Process. Hosted by Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg and shot at New York City's legendary Chung King Studios, The Process features intimate conversations with established legends as well as exciting up-and-comers about how they put their rhymes together and the magic that happens when the pen hits the pad. New episodes of The Process premiere every Friday on Complex TV.
In this bonus segment of The Process with Peter Rosenberg, ScHoolboy Q talks about his favorite rappers of all time, Nas and Jay Z. His respect for these two East Coast MC's goes back to his younger years. "I was like a die-hard Nas fan," he says. "Not too many people in L.A. were hip to Nas that were my age. I used to go hard for Nas. It Was Written is my favorite Nas album." He cites "Live Nigga Rap" featuring Mobb Deep as his favorite record on Nas' sophomore set while describing Illmatic as a "hard mixtape." Peter asks Q to compare Jay Z and Nas on a lyrical level, and the Cali rapper says he picks Hov, but not before defining his choice. "Who made better albums? I think Nas had made more stronger albums than Jay," he states.
Watch the full episode of ScHoolboy Q on The Process below.