In a recent interview, Nas gave his props to both Azealia Banks and Meek Mill.

The 38-year-old rapper mentioned that he respected the femcee for bringing the total package to the game.

“I fuck with that ‘212,’” he said in reference to Azealia’s track. “She has incredible star power, you can see it already. I think we need that. To come across the total package in this game, you need more than just a hot 16 and not everybody is blessed with the total package. She has it.”

Besides Banks, Nas also thinks Meek Mill has the “it” factor. “I got my eyes on him,” he said. “He’s the next one to take this shit over. I’m rooting for him. There are no more street orators in the game, who are fresh off the block and can tell us currently what’s going on. So you gotta appreciate him. We have to support Meek Mill’s movement because he’s talking about real life and if we don’t support that, then what are we doin’?”

“I say out of everybody that’s new I listen to him and I feel like he’s doing what we need,” he continued about the Philly-bred rapper who he recently joined in the studio. “I’m dying to just kill it on his album.”

Nas’ tenth studio album, Life Is Good, is due July 17.