Surviving The Times

Surviving The Times

Nas (Ft. Nipsey Russell)

A song that summarize Nas' career for the time he was signed to Columbia. The song can be found on his Greatest Hits album released by Columbia in 2007

Nas spoke on the record in an interview with Rolling Stone:

Actually, I had it done a good while ago. I forgot I had the record. It was just perfect to go with the Greatest Hits. It just came from a conversation. I needed people around to remind me of certain things that happened, so I got a lot of information from somebody that was hanging around while I was in the studio. It’s crazy, because when I talk about people from a whole other rap era, I don’t know if people understand how much that meant to me, just coming up around legends like Kool G Rap and Eric B and Large Professor and people like Akinyele who was around in the early stages that I met through Large Professor from a rap group named Main Source that most cats today never even heard of.