Nas Covers Complex June/July 2012
He's been busily putting together his tenth studio album ahead of this year's expected release date, but Nas took a break from the studio to help put together his June/July 2012 cover issue for Complex magazine.
The 38-year-old rapper looked suave in a Woolrich Woolen Mills shirt, Polo tank, Rocawear shorts and Kangol hat for the Kareem Black shot front page while opening up about topics including his new disc and women.
Highlights from Nas' interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Complex!
On his upcoming album Life Is Good:
"This is different. The way you work, your approach, is different each time. I’m at a cool, mature, easy place."
On the most important thing that he wants to teach his son about women?:
"He has to have his own life. My experience could be the wrong thing for his life and what’s ahead of him. A lot of older people are giving the worst advice, based on the problems they had. I’m going to need him to tell me what to do. That’s what I’m looking forward to. If I’m here, we’ll talk. If not, he’s going to figure it out on his own. He’ll take his mother’s words, he’ll take my words, and then there’s the truth. Whatever he feels, he’s got to go with his heart, and be a man in every occasion."
On how his relationship with women has changed now that he's older:
"I’m taken aback by the beauty of women. There was a time when I only saw big breasts and thick a**es. Now, I see the beauty in the subtleties. Those are even better than the t*ts and a**. The aesthetics have changed for me."
On if he sees himself ever getting married again:
"Not right now. I’m enjoying life and looking at each day like, 'This is beautiful.' I’m having a good time. I’m not going to bring anybody in to mess that up. You come around looking like you’re going to mess this good time up, you’re out of here—fast. [Laughs.] I’m not sacrificing my happiness for nobody and their drama. No way."
Photo Credit: Kareem Black for Complex