In the press room of this year’s Essence Music Festival, we got a chance to ask Nas a question during his press conference. Since we’re an r&b site, of course we had to touch on the r&b in his career through the years. Essentially, he’s collaborated with everyone in r&b from Mariah Carey to Joe to Mary J. Blige to Maxwell to Ginuwine. So we simply asked what r&b has meant to him throughout the years. Check out his response in the video above.