Nas stunned everyone by dropping another album alongside Hit-Boy with Magic on Christmas Eve. If, somehow, you missed it, you need to go ahead and hit play on “Wave Gods” that finds Nasty Nas alongside A$AP Rocky with cuts by DJ Premier. Certified banger.
Nas and Hit-Boy unleash a King’s Disease 2 song from the cutting room floor that ended up being a vehicle for his MasterClass session. “Big Nas” is the song for his class that teaches those to “find their inspiration, flow and how to turn life experiences into music.”
Do you like brunch? Do you like Sundays? Do you like “Brunch on Sundays?” Nas does. Hit-Boy does, too. The legendary rapper takes a lighter approach from his King’s Disease 2 album with his latest offering. Joining him at brunch are LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Cordae, Swizz Beatz, Lil Rel Howery and Nas’ daughter Destiny.
Did you know that there are two versions of Nas’ represent that DJ Premier produced? DJ Premier explains how the song ended up happening, why Large Professor was instrumental in Nas’ career and the original version of the song that was a lot more jazz-influenced.
In case you haven’t heard, Nas and Hit-Boy followed up their Grammy award-winning album King’s Disease with the sequel. The recently released album has been garnering high praise on the first day that it’s been heard by the masses. With the drop, Nas unleashes the visuals to “Rare” from the album where the focus is chess.
Nearly three decades ago, Nas had a song called “Life Is Like a Dice Game” that never made it on an album. But the song now gets a proper release with an updated beat from Hit-Boy and guest spots from Freddie Gibbs and Cordae.
Gone but most certainly not forgotten, DMX’s posthumous album Exodus has been released following the unfortunate passing of Earl Simmons. One of the standout tracks has DMX alongside two other legends in Jay-Z and Nas with “Bath Salts.” And, as you can expect, this one goes.
There have been a few Nas and Jay-Z collaborations in the past but DJ Khaled brings the OGs together for his Khaled Khaled album for the song “Sorry Not Sorry.” Where does this rank on your list of collaborations between the two.
Grammy award-winning emcee Nasty Nasir Jones is likely still celebrating his victory but found the time to drop a video for “EPMD” from his King’s Disease album with Hit-Boy riding shotgun.
Nasty Nas goes in over Hit Boy production again in what may have been a leftover from King’s Disease with “EPMD.” It’s another joint from the Judas & The Black Messiah soundtrack.