The rap legend, Nas and ATL rapper 21 Savage have a brand-new song out. The pair entitled the new joint single “One Mic, One Gun.” Some people might be surprised by the collaboration given that Savage previously criticized Nas for his lack of relevance in the contemporary music business during an open chat on the social networking app Clubhouse.
The Georgia-born musician asserted that “he’s not relevant, he just has a loyal ass fan base… and he still makes good-ass music,” a remark he later withdrew on Twitter. The lyric “When you turn to legend, no such thing as relevance” in the new song refers to that comment.
The two are presently promoting their different studio projects; Nas’ “King’s Disease III” was released last month, one week after Savage and Drake’s collaborative effort, “Her Loss,” the album that resulted in the duo being sued by Vogue’s publisher, luxury publishing behemoth Condé Naste, for using issue covers in a marketing effort that sent the release to the top of the Billboard 200 albums list.
Savage collaborated on the song “Cash In Cash Out” earlier this year alongside Pharrell Williams and Tyler, The Creator. While all was going on, Nas was a guest on the DJ Premier EP, “Hip Hop 50: Vol.1,” which was released in July and included brand-new songs from artists including Run the Jewels, Slick Rick, and Joey Bada$$.