Last night on Invasion Radio, the big homie Scarface called up to talk with Green and Boss Lady about his surprise performance the night before on Nas’ “Rock The Bells” set in New Jersey..he speaks about actually being scared to perform in a ‘New York’ environment..Joey Badass happened to be on air with them and saluted Scarface as well.. Invasion Radio on Sirius/XM @HipHopNation..Mondays 10pm-mid (EST)
“Let’s go through some of these journeys. Walk with me,” Nas said while performing “Daughters” at Rock the Bells in San Bernardino, Calif., on Sunday. The hip-hop icon closed out the two-day festival with an hour-long set that included material from his 18-year career. Dressed in all white, God’s Son opened with “No Introduction” off his latest album Life Is Good, performing old (“Street Dreams”) and new (“The Don”) material with a full band.
“It’s good to be here, Rock the Bells 2012. Hip-hop music at its finest,” said Nas, who caught the “hip-hop holy ghost” when he brought Large Professor to the stage for “Loco-Motive.” “God bless every rapper that touched the stage tonight.”
As a partner in the festival, Nas tried to get Kanye West on this year’s bill, but it didn’t work out. “The Kanye thing was up in the air for a minute,” he told Rolling Stone. “I really wanted that to happen. But like so much going on, if it doesn’t happen this year, it’ll happen another time. Kanye’s the type of artist that belongs on Rock the Bells.”
Leading up to his Illmatic themed shows at Rock The Bells this year, with DJ Premiere backing, the homie Nas recalls working with Premo on the classic Illmatic. One of my favorite hip-hip ALBUMS of all time…”of all tymes!”