On Friday Nas released a new album titled ‘Nasir’ produced by Kanye. The 7-track effort features Kanye West, Puff Daddy, Tony Williams, The-Dream, 070 Shake, and others. Nasir marks Nas’ first album since 2012’s Life Is Good.
Nasir marks the fourth Kanye-produced album to be released in as many weeks. The first was Pusha-T’s Daytona, followed by two of Kanye’s own albums: ye, and a collaborative album with Kid Cudicalled Kids See Ghosts. Next week, Teyana Taylor plans to release a Ye-produced record.
NASIR’ is Nas living up to his technical prestige but without the heart that we’ve become accustomed to over his career. Basically its Nas playing it safe. The production is impeccable and the sample used are amazing especially with Nas rapping on them .we just expected more from two legend coming together. This was a good business and marketing move no debate, Nas just sounds like a man who just wanted to rap. Which is fine, but where’s the material with some heart?. The album is still better than most album out . Lookout for these two tracks “Cop Shot the Kid” ft Kanye and “White Label” .
The cover art for the new Nas album Nasir, is a throwback to the image he used for his classic 1994 debut album Illmatic, featuring his own boyhood portrait transposed against a backdrop of the infamous Queensbridge housing projects he grew up in. For the Nasir cover, he uses a photo that shows five black youth standing small in front of a brick wall, some facing it while some face the camera, all with their hands raised high. Two of the kids are holding guns—maybe toy, maybe not—while one is holding up a robot. Not one of them looks older than ten years, but they all seem to have learned the position that police officers regularly and historically have commanded black people to assume: up against the wall. In the top right corner hangs a “NO TRESPASSING” sign that also reads “no drinking, loitering, or standing on these premises.”
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— Nasir Jones (@Nas) June 14, 2018