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Nas: I don't need a hologram

Nas doesn't need a hologram projected of himself during stage shows as he's "too busy living a good life".

At the Coachella Music Festival earlier this year, fellow hip-hop stars Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg performed alongside a high-tech 3D image of late rapper Tupac Shakur.

Nas insists he has no plans to re-create the stunt any time soon, but admits that the idea was a revolutionary one.

"I think it's incredible. I think it's good for hip-hop," he explained, jokingly adding: "I don't have an answer for that!" when asked if he'd want to come back in that way. "I'm too busy living a good life. You don't need a hologram!"

Nas appeared on Amy Winehouse's posthumous album Lioness: Hidden Treasures. The 38-year-old star says the late singer was a joy to work with.

"We partied here in London. She'd come to my show and we'd hang out backstage and just talk. I feel like she was trapped in London," he told NME magazine.

Nas appreciates that there are many high-profile collaborations happening in music these days. However, he thinks that the desire to work with a big name can overshadow the quality of the music being produced.

"There's some great talent out there in the world and sometimes we just collaborate because we like the other artist," he said. "But it really works out when there's time put into it."

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