Nas Works His Magic On “Pretty Young Girl”: Listen

Nas and Hit-Boy delievered some serious heat on “Magic 3” this weekend.

BYHayley Hynes
Nas Works His Magic On “Pretty Young Girl”: Listenblur mask

Even at 50 years old, Nas continues to outrap many other artists in the game, especially when he lays down his bars over beats by Hit-Boy. In less than a year they've given us King's Disease III, Magic 2, and now, Magic 3, all of which have only helped to expand the "Hood 2 Hood" hitmaker's fanbase. His newest LP landed on streamers this past New Music Friday (September 15), markedly boasting just one guest feature from Lil Wayne on "Never Die."

Besides that, Nas manages to captivate us on his own with his clever rhymes, reflecting on everything from the type of women who have been known to catch his eye to solidifying his status as one of the most prolific figures in hip-hop. On the 15-song tracklist, our favourite title – "Pretty Young Girl" – is located right in the middle, and it appears Spotify listeners are digging the song too.

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"I think she right for me and I don't even know her / I mean the one time I seen her, she was naturally glowin'," Nas gasses up his dream girl in the later part of his verse. "That's why I made this song, told the label promote it / So she can hear it, 'cause even if she don't like rap / This still gon' find her right where she's at," he continues, clearly trusting in divine timing to bring her into his life.

Listen to Nas' "Pretty Young Girl" above, then check out his full Magic 3 album on Spotify/Apple Music. What are your top three favourite titles from the New York MC's latest collaboration with Hit-Boy? Let us know in the comments, and find more HNHH release recommendations on our weekly Fire Emoji playlist update below.

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Quotable Lyrics:

Long braids, brown eyes
Weight 135, she like 5'5
I see them thighs on her
Make me wanna multiply
She's a queen, her dad a G, I know hе rock to Nas

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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.