Lonzo Ball sparks debate over who has more classic albums, Nas or Future

Lonzo Ball at media availability for 2017 NBA Draft prospects
Lonzo Ball at media availability for 2017 NBA Draft prospects. (Photo credit: Derrel Johnson for Steed Media)

Lonzo Ball caused another stir with his views on music. The NBA star, who recently was traded from the Los Angeles Lakers to the New Orleans Pelicans, believes that Future is a more impactful rapper than Nas.

During an interview with Big Boy on “Big Boy’s Neighborhood,” Ball revealed that he is not feeling Nas’ music.

“I have no problem with him,” Ball said of Nas. “I think he’s good, he’s obviously a legend. But I just don’t think his music is like that. It’s just my opinion.”

Big Boy responded by saying that Ball should expand his taste in music, which caused Ball to break down Nas’ career.

“Let’s really get into this,” Ball said. “How many classic projects does [Nas] have? Honestly, because people be saying he’s top five.”

Big Boy told Ball that he was being disrespectful before telling him about the classic album, Illmatic, often considered by many as the greatest rap album in hip-hop history.

Ball responded by saying, “That’s one. That’s it!”

Switching gears, Big Boy asked Ball about his favorite rap artist. Ball revealed that Future is his favorite rapper.

“Future put out nine projects in a row that’s all hits,” Ball shared. “Dirty Sprite 2 is one of the best albums ever. 56 Nights, one of the best mixtapes ever. What are we talking about here? Monster! Like, c’mon.”

Ball sparked a debate on social media over which artist had more classic albums — Nas or Future.

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.



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