When DJ Khaled’s Major Key tracklist revealed that Nas’s contribution was on a song called “Nas Album Done,” the internet kind of went a little crazy. When the song finally came out this past Friday (July 29), it was essentially game over, and it's now being universally celebrated as one of the high points on Khaled’s ninth studio album.
The best part? Nas has since confirmed that the track is based on real life — in fact he does have his new album done and he is currently in “the marketing phase."
While a release date has yet to be locked down — and again, this is not a drill — Nas really does have a new full-length album on the way.
If his track on Khaled’s Major Key album is any indication of the music he has in his vault, it’s looking like he’ll have another strong addition to his legendary discography.
In a recent interview with Complex, he shared that Khaled had a clear idea for their collaboration and he also details how he personally texted Lauryn Hill to get her blessing to sample the Fugee's “Fu-Gee-La.”
“Khaled hit me up and said that he wanted to do this and we had planned some studio days to sit down and we cleared some studio days just to go over records,” Nas shares during the interview. "He knew exactly what he wanted. He had a couple of ideas, but the one we put out, that was the one he really wanted."
“Nas Album Out,” much like the title suggests, discusses throughout its duration how Nas has “another one,” and thankfully this has since been confirmed that it’s based on true events and is really happening. The project will be Nas's first in four years, following his 2012 release, Life Is Good.
During the interview, Nas also reveals that the project has a name, but “it’s not time to put that out there,” just yet.
Take a look at his full conversation with Complex here.
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