Nav Talks Working With Lil Uzi Vert, “Yosemite” Vocals & Haters | For The Record

Canadian rapper-producer NAV’s latest album, ‘Good Intentions’ which dropped last week, is poised go No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The rapper sat down with Genius’ VP of Content Strategy Rob Markman for the latest episode of ‘For The Record’ to delve into the new album. NAV discussed collaborating with Lil Uzi Vert on “Status,” talked about the mishap with his vocals on Travis Scott’s “YOSEMITE,” and opened up about his haters.

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0:00 Intro
0:50 Why Nav dropped ‘Good Intentions (Brown Boy 2 Deluxe)’ so soon after ‘Good Intentions’
1:50 Nav explains the title ‘Good Intentions’
2:30 Nav discusses his perspective on splitting publishing with his friends
4:49 What The Weeknd and Amir “Cash” Esmailian added to the album as executive producers
6:56 Nav explains why he rapped from the perspective of his haters on “Brown Boy”
7:55 Nav discusses stereotypes of his ethnic background and how it has impacted the perception of him
10:45 Nav on whether or not he cares what the haters think of him
11:16 Nav sets the record straight on the 2019 Pitchfork interview and says his comments about TMZ were taken out of context
13:04 Nav talks working with Uzi on “Status”
14:22 Nav says he doesn’t think Uzi “knows how lit he is”
15:24 Nav explains his lyrics on “Codeine” and “Overdose” and discusses his relationship with drugs
18:02 Nav discusses the smooth transitions on ‘Good Intentions’
19:29 Nav talks working with the late Pop Smoke
21:45 Nav says he doesn’t mind that new rappers are using a sound that he pioneered
22:30 Nav talks working with Travis Scott and Gunna on “Turks”
23:08 Nav discusses the mishap with his vocals on Travis Scott’s “Yosemite”
24:22 Nav talks Akademiks and the expectation of “loyalty” between artists and the media
29:22 Nav picks is favorite track on the album

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