'One mic': Nas not intimidated by new rappers in the hip hop game

- Nasir Jones, better known as Nas, says that he is not losing any sleep over new artists in rap

- The rapper says that he listens to the new music and appreciates it but he doesn't stay engaged for long

- Social media users reacted to Nas's comments and dubbed him as the GOAT of rap in his time

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US rapper Nas has opened up about what he thinks about the developments in hip-hop. Nas told the Financial Times in an interview that he appreciates all the artists that are on the come up but they aren't competition for him.

“I appreciate what’s out there, but there’s no one keeping me up at night," he said.

Nas said that he'll listen to a new rap song that comes up but nothing keeps him entertained enough to find him listening to it the next week.

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The Queens rapper said that although he's not really bothered about the new artists in the game, the late Pop Smoke caught his eye.

“He was a breath of fresh air. The drill movement in London, Chicago, and New York is really exciting," said Nas.

Nas featured some artists on his project King's Disease last year, such as Big Sean, Lil Durk and A$AP Ferg to name a few.

Social media reacted to Nas's comments online. Take a look at the reactions below:

@carelessculture said:

"No new rappers know who he is."

@airveezy3 commented:

"Nas got records that are better than some rappers albums."

@perfprezplus said:

"Nas is so great. Every time I hear any of his music from the last decade, I'm just blown away! and his earlier stuff? GOAT."

In other world celebrity news, Briefly.co.za reported that Method Man celebrated his 50th birthday and fans shared their favourite songs. Method Man celebrated his 50th birthday on Tuesday, 2 March. The US rapper, real name Clifford Smith Jr, was born in Hempstead, New York in 1971.

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Method Man is popular across the globe for being a member of hip-hop collective Wu-Tang Clan and one half of the hip-hop duo Method Man & Redman. XXL magazine took to Twitter on his birthday to wish the actor a happy birthday.

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