VIBE’s upcoming 20th anniversary issue is a double cover. Robin Thicke and Janelle Monare are gracing the R&B-flavored cover while Nas and J. Cole are covering the Hip Hop-flavored cover. Inside, music editor John Kennedy talks to Nasir and Jermaine about the bromance between the two dope lyricists, other collaborations in the works and much more. Below is an excerpt:
“I told you before I need some tracks—your shit’s tight,” Nas insists to Cole. ‘Pac has been silenced, and the two rap geniuses now are plopped on a black leather couch in the studio’s posterior. “We need to do more shit [together] ‘cause it just makes you sharper as an MC.” They trade schedules for a hypothetical future studio session. But today, the meticulous lyricists have assembled to talk the art of rhyme, from conception to the vocal booth. It was written, and here, it is told.
Read the cover story over at VIBE.
Photos Credit: VIBE | Steven Geomillion & Dennis Leupold
Source: VIBE | Music Editor John Kennedy
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