This interview wasn’t supposed to happen.
Here’s a quick story.
With the help of my little brother, I got in contact with rising Bronx artist Nas EBK, in an attempt to set up an interview in June.
We settled on a date during the following week. However, when Nas had to reschedule, I was really disappointed.
The same scene unfolded with other drill artists I reached out to. If you wanted to work, they’d either lead you on or won’t respond.
And because of that, I didn’t think the interview would happen.
The next Saturday, the day the interview was originally scheduled for, I was boarding the train, en route to Brooklyn for two other interviews I had planned.
As I boarded the train, I get a text from Nas that read, “what time do you want me to pull up today?”
Despite already having two meetings lined up, without hesitation, I told him to meet up with me later that evening.
I just couldn’t pass this opportunity up. When he dropped his single “Bunny In The Box“, his name started buzzing across the city.
I already knew what a conversation with him could do for my platform.
Fast-forwarding to the interview itself, it went great. Once you take time to get to know Nas, you learn that he’s down-to-earth person.
There’s more to his personality than what he portrays in music videos & his tattoos.
Also shoutout to his close friends, Chevy & Zo, who accompanied him during our conversation.
Just as he wants to see them, Chevy & Zo want to see their brother succeed.
With that being said, this interview introduced my platform to a new audience & helped get my work the exposure it needed.
That wouldn’t have been the case without Nas.
A lot of drill rappers never gave me the time of day when I reach out to them.
That’s why I’m so appreciative of him because he believed in me enough to make this sit-down happen.
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