A few days ago, Wale made a comeback with "Groundhog Day," a response to J. Cole implicating him on "False Prophets." Neither track was a diss per se; taken together, hip-hop fans were given a refreshing call-and-response from two excellent lyricists. While we wait for Cole's album, 4 Your Eyez Only -- out on Friday (Dec. 9) -- Wale is already back with a new offering. It's just a freestyle, but it comes over a classic: the DJ Premier-produced "Nas Is Like." With that in mind, Wale better come correct, and indeed he does.
Wrote My Way Out
Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Aloe Blacc
Lin-Manuel Miranda rolled out two more songs from his forthcoming The Hamilton Mixtape this morning: Usher's "Wait For It" and "Wrote My Way Out," a collaboration between Miranda, Nas, Dave East, and Aloe Blacc.
Robin Thicke Feat. Nas
Well here it is. Robin Thicke’s recently-announced single with Nas called “Deep” has arrived.
Nas Feat. Raye
One of the biggest releases of this past week was a soundtrack, to the upcoming Nat Turner-inspired film "Birth of a Nation," which hits theaters on Oct. 7.
Thugz Mansion [Throwback]
Tupac Feat. Nas & J. Phoenix
So Bieber's been about that Thug Life, but it was still a bold move of him to lay down a cover of the 2Pac classic, "Thugz Mansion." Despite its release six years after Pac's killing, included on the posthumous album Better Dayz, "Thugz Mansion" is one of the most well-known Pac songs.
Rule The World (I Came From The City)
Michael Kiwanuka Feat. Nas
Nas has been particularly active as of late. His most notable piece of new music has been the Khaled-hosted "Nas Album Done," which is hopefully a credible track title. Nas is also the executive producer of the recently released indie film "The Land," the soundtrack of which included a collab between him and Erykah Badu, entitled "This Bitter Land." And his on-screen work doesn't end there -- Nas both acts in and executive produces the Netflix series "The Get Down," which airs tomorrow (Aug. 12).
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.