It’s the end of an era. For Nasir Jones’ 50th birthday — which also happens to coincide with Hip Hop’s 50th — the legendary emcee caps off his immaculate run of albums with Hit-Boy by dropping Magic 3. Two series with three albums each over the course of three years ends here. One of the standout tracks on this album is “Superhero Status.” Check it out and then make sure to listen to the entire album. For what has been called a young man’s game, Nas has certainly proven that age is nothing but a number when it comes to skills.
Nas releases the visuals for “Black Magic” from his fifth (!) collaboration with Hit-Boy titled Magic 2. The totally tripped out video match the lyricism and production. It’s certainly one of the standout tracks from Magic 2 as Nas continues his late career surge.
The freight train that is Nas and Hit-Boy continues running over everything in sight and Magic 2 continues to see this dynamic duo deliver the goods musically.
Nas and Hit-Boy refuse to stop putting out music and drop their fifth album in three years with Magic 2. One of the standout tracks on the album is “Black Magic” but rest assured that the album is stuffed with dope beats and dope rhymes.
Metro Boomin held down putting together the soundtrack for “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” with the likes of Swae Lee, NAV, Coi Leray, Lil Uzi Vert, A$AP Rocky and James Black on the project. But perhaps the biggest standout is his collaboration with Nas on “Nas Morales.” Would you mind getting more music from Metro and Nasir?
Tobe Nwigwe and Nas team up alongside Jacob Banks for “On My Soul” from the Transformer: Rise of the Beasts soundtrack.
We wanted a track that could introduce a new sound to the franchise that embraces the 90s and maintains the timelessness of the era,” Steven Caple Jr, the movie’s director, said. “By combining the lyrical genius of one of the most influential artists of our time, Nas, with Tobe Nwigwe’s energetic style and cadence.”
What? You thought Nas and Hit-Boy were done? Nope Not even close. The dynamic duo go a different route this time and trade bars on “The Tide” from Hit-Boy’s forthcoming album Surf or Drown dropping on March 24.
Nas releases the video for “30” from King’s Disease III just as a reminder that Queensbridge’s finest and Hit-Boy dropped one of the best albums of 2023. If, for some reason, you still haven’t listened to this album, make that a damn priority.
For the 43rd episode of DJ Premier’s “So Wassup?” Preemo tells the story behind how Nas’ “I Gave You Power” from his sophomore album It Was Written. Originally titled “Gun,” Nas had the concept but wasn’t sure how he would execute it. DJ Premier started with a drum pattern and the duo began to build.
This one is interesting. 21 Savage caught a lot of heat for saying that Nas wasn’t relevant in an interview but would clarify that he didn’t mean any disrespect. The old Nas may have fired off a diss track. The new Nas decided to reach out and work with the young rapper on the Hit-Boy produced song “One Mic, One Gun.”