This Bitter Land
Nas & Erykah Badu
"The Land," a film that should be of interest to hip-hop lovers, hits theaters this Friday, July 29. The film will arrive with a star-studded hip-hop soundtrack, and today, two persons heavily involved in "The Land" have released a notable collaboration off said soundtrack.
Cops Keep Firing Me
Last Thursday, DJ Green Lantern dropped off a remastered exclusive of Jay Z's "The Game Is Mine," an unreleased collab circa 2004 on which Hov raps over a beat made by Lantern comprised of the sounds of a live tennis match.
J Dilla Feat. Nas
The Diary, J Dilla's nearly lost vocal album is finally getting an official release, and before it hits stores this Friday, we've been treated to the release of one of the project's most anticipated tracks. If you've been paying attention, you'll know that "The Sickness" was premiered during Nas' headlining set at the Mass Appeal SXSW showcase, but now it can be heard in its full quality glory.
Figure It Out
French Montana Feat. Kanye West & Nas
As expected, French Montana came through on Friday night and dropped off his new mixtape called Wave Gods. Fittingly hosted by Max B, the 12-track project boasts features from Future, Kanye West, Nas, Travis Scott, Big Sean, Diddy, Quavo, and many more. Looking to highlight the tape, here goes arguably the biggest record off it called “Figure It Out” featuring the man of the week Kanye West & Nas!
March Madness (Remix) (CDQ)
Future Feat. Nas
This past weekend produced one of the most eventful episodes of OVO Sound Radio to date. Drake debuted "Summer Sixteen" as well as an unexpected Nas remix of "March Madness."
March Madness (Remix)
Future Feat. Nas
Tonight’s episode of OVO Sound included a few exciting exclusives. Drake's "Summer Sixteen" may have been the highlight, but one of the most surprising moments of the evening was when Nas began rapping over Future’s "March Madness."
Last Real Nigga Alive (Unreleased Version)
DJ Absolut has been making a weekly tradition of releasing rare unreleased versions of some classic New York rap songs. His latest is a quite different take on Nas' "Last Real Nigga Alive," a highlight from God's Son, arguably one of his best full-lengths. The track was originally produced by Ron Browz, built off of a low-key groove, but Absolut's new version features a more energetic boom bap beat.
The Ultimate High (Freestyle)
Curren$y has already released two tracks -- "Top Down" & "International Set" -- since he released his album Canal St. Confidential earlier this month.
Pimp C Feat. Juicy J & Nas
After sharing "3 Way Freak” ft Lil Wayne two weeks ago, Mass Appeal unveils "Friends," the second single from Pimp C's forthcoming posthumous album Long Live The Pimp. Juicy J and Nas stopped by to spit a verse apiece over this vintage Southern beat. Frankly, Wayne should have rapped on this one too.
One Of Us (Radio Rip)
Rick Ross Feat. Nas
Earlier today, Rick Ross revealed the star-studded tracklist to his forthcoming album Black Market, which will contain 17 tracks in total and feature guest appearances from the likes of John Legend, The-Dream, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, & Nas.
Jeezy Feat. Nas
With his new album, Church in These Streets, Jeezy intends to cement his status in the history books as a southern rap legend. A day after the LP's release, he's brought along a legend from up north to remix the album's lead single, "God."
Usher Feat. Nas & Bibi Bourelly
TIDAL steps their game up this morning, with the release of a new exclusive from Usher, featuring Nas and "Bitch Better Have My Money" songwriter Bibi Bourelly. Finally, they've allowed non-TIDAL subscribers access to the exclusive, releasing the record to the public in a unique player. There's a catch. You need to keep the tab open in order to play the cut, as well as activate your webcam. If you look away or change tabs, the song stops playing.
Dave East Feat. Nas
The other week, Harlem spitter and Mass Appeal signee Dave East announced a new mixtape in the works. The project, titled Hate Me Now, was led by the leak "Demons." The mixtape touted a feature from bossman Nas, and today Dave East has decided to let us hear the collaboration. It definitely channels old school New York vibes, as Dave imagines the millions he'll be making (but with Nas no imagination is required).
Do What I Do
Scarface Feat. Nas, Rick Ross & Z-Ro
After sharing Deeply Rooted lead single "God" a couple weeks ago, Houston legend Scarface returns with another gem in "Do What I Do." Scarface is still a problem on the mic, and he ratchets things up to the next level by bringing in Nas and Rick Ross for a verse a piece and fellow Houston veteran Z-Ro for the chorus.
If I Ruled The World Freestyle
The great thing about freestyles on well-known beats as that they level the playing field, control for beat quality, and provide a way to more accurately measure rappers against one another.
The World Is Yours (Freestyle)
Fabolous rapped on a Nas beat last week for his #FridayNightFreestyles series and he's back at it again this week with Illmatic's "The World Is Yours," perhaps the best Nas beat of all time.
De La Soul Feat. Nas
Last month, veteran rap trio De La Soul announced that they were starting a Kickstarter to fund their new album. Now, they say they're "busy at work," but they took a break to share a track that won't show up on the upcoming project. This one's called "God It," and it features none other than Nas.
Last Words (Freestyle)
For his latest freestyle, Dave East chose to go in over a Nastradamus highlight. Over Esco's "Last Words," Dave gives the classic track a dope update (pun intended, as he raps quite a bit about dope fiends on the track). His bars tell the harrowing story of a crack addict who forsakes her daughter in favor of the pipe-- East's storytelling skills are on-point. Quotable Lyrics
Something To Believe In
Fashawn Feat. Nas & Aloe Blacc
Fashawn is set to release his long-anticipated sophomore album next week, and after dropping off a brand new record on Monday, he returns once again with the stacked "Something to Believe In". Over a hard loop from the legendary DJ Khalil, Fashawn is joined by both Aloe Blacc, as well as one of the most respected emcees in hip hop history -- Nas.
Veni Vidi Vici
Madonna Feat. Nas
When Madonna revealed the official tracklist for her new album Rebel Heart, we saw that is was heavy with the rap features (actually, the only features she had were rap artists).