Nas x DJ Premier

Nas teams up with DJ Premier to drop ‘Define My Name‘ which is apparently the first single of an upcoming album from the iconic hip hop pairing. Nas has continued his resurgence over the last few years, his collaborations with Hit Boy bringing him back into the frame and his work ethic leaving others from his era in the bleachers. Saying that, the bars on this latest track, may be sharper than nearly anything he’s dropped over the last few years – he’s speaking honestly, his flow is refreshed and he sounds hungry. Interesting for someone who really has nothing left to prove.

DJ Premier brings the noise on the production tip too. Yes, it’s a little simplistic, the same loop and more polished than his golden era brilliance, but it’s still a head nodder with killer cuts. 30 years later, these cats are back in the lab collaborating, and the track closes with a forewarning – the album is still gonna happen!

Forget that it’s 25 years ‘too late’ for you, and just enjoy some really dope music from two of the best to ever do it.

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By Brutus Maximus

Founder of Raw Side Hip Hop. Been rocking with the hip hop culture for over 30 years. Love the creativity, authenticity of the art and the culture as a whole. Shout out to the real ones making and supporting true hip hip and the artists who make it!