Known for his political outspokenness, Nas defends his decision not to vote.
"If I ever vote again—when it's time to vote again, and I feel like voting again—I don't have to follow the news to know who I'm voting against," he writes.
"My way of addressing these issues is through my work. Whatever president may be in office doesn't affect my work directly. The way he affects people is what affects me," he explains. "I observe what's going on and that goes into my creative process. The person himself, I'm not caught up with. I don't even have time for Trump or Pence."
For Nas, his music is his action.
"In reality, art is gonna thrive regardless. Whether it's affected by who's in office or not, art thrives. I live in that—I live in those walls, I live in those wires, I live in those pencils and papers, and that sound. I'm not caught up in politics," he reiterates.