Nas officially announced on August 10 that he has collaborated with the renowned producer, Hit-Boy for his upcoming project. He dropped the news on his Instagram handle via a video for his more than 5 million followers. The rapper and MC is with Hit-Boy in the studio and he is heard saying that he has been trying to work together for years.
The rapper had announced back in April that the duo has been planning to get together for quite some time and finally they’re working together. He also told Ralph McDaniels, Music Video Box head that he is also working on other projects but, he cannot talk about them. He was not very forthcoming but informed that Hit-Boy has played some snippets in the battle.
The particular move is expected to give something to the beat critics to ponder upon. It is no secret that Nas has been criticized time and again for his offbeat selection. DJ Vlad even said that he is one of the worst beat pickers of all time. The remark garnered a lot of controversies and even a creative comeback from the rapper.
In one of his songs from NASIR, Nas rapped saying that he has never sold a song for the beat. He retorted saying that his music is sold because of his verses and words and he is more than what meets the surface. NASIR captured the No. 5 position on Billboard even after all criticism. The release date for Nas’ collaboration is yet to be announced.