J. Cole can rest assured that he redeemed himself in the eyes of Nas.
Nas hopped onto the “Let Nas Down” remix to let fans know that J. Cole made him proud.
In the remix, Nas raps, “You ain’t let Nas down/It’s just part of the Game becoming a rap King/My N---- You Ain’t Let Nas Down/How That Sound, Here The Crown Passed To You Like Nothing.”
Listen to “Let Nas Down Remix”
Nas tweeted the hashtag “MadeNasProud,” which J. Cole proudly retweeted.
— Nasir Jones (@Nas) June 22, 2013
J. Cole recorded “Let Nas Down” after learning his single “Work Out” disappointed fans, as well as street poet Nas.
During an interview with Power 105’s “The Breakfast Club,” Cole told the listeners he learned from producer No ID that Nas was unhappy with his lead single for “Cole World: The Sideline Story.”
“I was with Nas and Nas was talking about you,” Cole recalled No ID as saying. “Why did he do that? Don’t he know he’s the one?”
Those words stuck with the North Carolina native.
“When he told me that, it hurt and I never forgot it,” he explained. “A year and a half later I made that song. I didn’t know I was going to make the song. I just made the beat, started writing and that’s what came out.”
Three days making the song, Cole continued, he bumped into Mr. Illmatic himself in a Houston airport. Cole let the Nas listen to the song while they were onboard their flight.
“I played him the song and he flipped,” Cole said.
Watch J. Cole’s Power 105’s “Breakfast Club” interview below
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