Over the course of Nas’ career, the one thing that’s always frustrated his fans is his inability to pick good beats.
We’re not saying that he hasn’t had any good beats on his albums, but dude picked Chris Webber’s beats over DJ Premier’s beats on Hip Hop Is Dead.
In an interview with BET.com, Nas explains why his beat selection skills are pretty weak, and it all comes down to waiting until the last minute.
“Well I have a wish list sometimes or I have a dream list of who I would love to work with and wish they would want to get in the studio and do records or whatever,” Nas told BET.com. “Then I have my own ideas of being a producer. And what happens is a lot of time goes by with me being indecisive so it winds up with me kind of like doing what I have to do really fast because I played around for so long. Then, the deadlines come.”