NAS And Hit-Boy Release Surprise Album "Project"
Nas and Hit-Boy have announced a new album featuring Asap Rocky and Dj Premier. The Grammy Award-winning duo announced on Thursday (December 23) plans for a third project together titled “Magic”.
This project serves as their Christmas gift to the world.
With guest appearances coming from A$AP Rocky and DJ Premier on the same song, “Wave Gods” will serve as Nas and Premo’s first collaboration in a decade following 2011’s “Regeneration.”
To announce the album, the Queensbridge legend wrote on Twitter, “MAGIC is in the air. Midnight et brand new music to vibe to.”Hit-Boy HipHopDX 2021 Producer of the Year nominee added to the excitement on Instagram by writing, “2021 is not over. Completely new album. New beats, new raps. I love all Y’all.”
Nas and Hit-Boy first connected for King’s Disease in August 2020, after being introduced by Big Sean. Their music went on to take home Best Rap Album at the 2021 Grammy Awards. The momentum continued this past summer with King’s Disease II, which might earn Nas and Hit-Boy back-to-back Best Rap Album awards at the 2022 Grammys in January.
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Nas teased Magic in an interview with Apple Music’s Ebro Darden in August, in which he also hailed Hit-Boy as the Quincy Jones to his Michael Jackson.
“He’s like my Quincy [Jones], you know what I mean?” he said. “So I feel like the next thing I do, if I was to work with Hit-Boy on the next thing I do, I think that we might do something that is going to be magical. I think what we have is magic.”
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