MTV News caught up with Nas for a Q&A and asked the rapper about the status on a new album. “The album is … I started working on it,” he said. “I had to pause to go back and look at it, because what I’m doing has hardly ever been done: taking a career to the next level. Usually artists don’t make it this far. It’s never been seen that a street artist go as far as I’ve gone — keep consistent without wanting to do a bunch of ventures outside of music to keep my face out there. I had to look back and pat myself on the back and really prepare to do what’s not been done: to go for another few years in this thing and make it historic, the way it’s supposed to be.” Read more.