Nas And 21 Savage Work Together On New Joint Single “One Mic One Gun”
According to the Queens legend, 21 Savage and Nas are burying a little dispute “with love, respect, and unity.” Hit-Boy, who worked with Nas on the King’s Disease trilogy, created the recently released, horn-heavy “One Mic One Gun.”
The chorus of 21’s hushed I Am > I Was track “asmr” in 2018 had the memorable phrase “I just need one Glock, Nas need one mic,” even though the song’s title is obviously a reference to the 2001 Stillmatic cut “One Mic.” On Tuesday, Nas posted the song’s cover art on Instagram, offering some advice and encouragement.
“Only way we moving is with love, respect and unity. The foundational principles of hip hop. Excited to collaborate with my young brother and I hope more artist use turbulent moments and turn them into a time to make new art. That’s what it’s about,” he wrote.
A hot take by 21 that received criticism from Hit-Boy, Kodak Black, Jim Jones and Juelz Santana, Nas’ brother Jungle, Fivio Foreign, and others led to the tumultuous scene in question. “What y’all saying relevant, though?” was the question Savage, 30, posed during a Clubhouse discussion about Nasir, 49, that took place two weeks ago but felt like it took place at least two months ago.
“Is Nas the Greatest Rapper or What?” was the question raised in the discussion. The “Her Loss” rapper quickly took to Twitter to clarify—or to retract—his statement, claiming that he would never disrespect Nas or any other legend who helped pave the way for rappers like him. With only one post since then, the tweet continues to appear towards the top of his page.