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Nas & Rick Ross Team Up To Deliver Another Chin Check (Audio)

Throughout the last dozen years, Nas and Rick Ross have collaborated many times, usually on Rozay’s albums. The South Florida rapper is clearly inspired by Nas—an artist whose many gifts include detailed imagery, and a knack for blending street exploits with quote-worthy wisdom.

Fresh off of last year’s stellar “Powers That Be” from Ross’ Rather You Than Me, one of music’s hottest producers brings the two entities back together. Mike WiLL Made It is at the helm for the just-released Creed II soundtrack. The Eardruma Records compilation includes appearances from Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, ScHoolboy Q, Lil Wayne, Vince Staples, and countless others. Following Black Panther soundtrack at the top of the year, another Interscope Records flagship artist is working to make music companions to films feel like an event again, especially in Rap.

Nas Demands A Second Look At His Album With A Stunning Short Film (Video)

Nas and Ross’ “Check” measures up as a highlight. The song plays into the training, fighting, and competitive themes of the film. The chorus sees Nas spitting, “Yo, you ain’t standin’ on your word, you lose respect / Man up, check, chest out, check / Chin up, check, discipline, check.” The Queens legend begins his verse, “Picture what your opponent is thinking inside the square / This is like chess, strategize in the ring / He try’na be a father, but he lost his father to the same thing,” before getting to, “Try to take my last breath, my air, had to check my fear / That’s why they respect Nasir, feel me? / Y’all witnessin’ what you never seen / Needin’ nothing attracts everything, the resurrection of a king.

On his part, Double-R drips trademark couplets such as “Born to be a boss, so nail me to the holy cross.” In looking at his own rise to power in the mid-2000s, Rick revisits decisions made and avoiding pitfalls. Making it in Rap and standing in the boxing ring can be a lot alike. The production, from Mike WiLL and Blue Cheeze, differ from a lot of the hit-maker’s usual stuff. Ross compares the songs to Quentin Tarantino (presumably alluding to Kill Bill) with a song that has Wild West gun-fighting vibes. The strings come in on the important lines too, adding that extra touch.

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Yesterday (November 15), Nas released a short film to his 2018 album, NASIR.

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Diddy & Slick Rick Co-Sign Nas’ New Film: “Powerful, Classic, Storytellers, Kings!”

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New York rap mogul Diddy and Slick Rick are 100 percent here for the new NASIR film. The hip-hop icons hit up social media to salute Nas on his must-watch visual.

This week, both Puff Daddy and Slick went to Instagram to show Nas some support.

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Yesterday, Nas finally let loose his 16-minute NASIR album-inspired visual.

Over the past few days, Nas has teased followers with preview clips aimed at the Thursday premiere.

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In July, Nas low-key revealed he has a new album on deck.

“It’s another album that I already had been working on before [the one with] Kanye,” he told Martinez. “Since I did this, I gotta do something that goes into another direction a little bit. I’m finishing up the next one.” Nas confirms he’s done work with Swizz Beatz and RZA (“I’m a big Wu-Tang fan”). He also acknowledged the six-year gap between 2012’s Life Is Good and this summer’s Nasir, promising the wait for his next album won’t be as long. “All the time that went by, it’s dope because now I get to do it from another level,” he said. “I get to make music from an older point of view.” (Billboard)

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50 Cent & Nas Send Prayers To Diddy After Kim Porter’s Death

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New York rappers 50 Cent and Nas are sending ample love to Diddy. The hip-hop pair have acknowledged the sudden and shocking death of model and actress Kim Porter.

Both Big Apple natives went to Instagram to reach out to Puff Daddy.

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UPDATE: Nas Finally Releases New 16-Minute “The Film”

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New York rapper Nas is done with the teasing. The hip-hop veteran has pulled the trigger on releasing his new Mass Appeal film.

On Thursday – after days of teasing – Nasir Jones released his “The Film” short movie.

Over the past few days, Nas has teased followers with preview clips aimed at the Thursday premiere.

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In July, Nas low-key revealed he has a new album on deck.

“It’s another album that I already had been working on before [the one with] Kanye,” he told Martinez. “Since I did this, I gotta do something that goes into another direction a little bit. I’m finishing up the next one.” Nas confirms he’s done work with Swizz Beatz and RZA (“I’m a big Wu-Tang fan”). He also acknowledged the six-year gap between 2012’s Life Is Good and this summer’s Nasir, promising the wait for his next album won’t be as long. “All the time that went by, it’s dope because now I get to do it from another level,” he said. “I get to make music from an older point of view.” (Billboard)

Days prior, the Big Apple native shared a few of his all-time favorite hip-hop records.

“I’ll give you five that just come to my head. ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ by Public Enemy. No-brainer. Eric B. and Rakim, ‘Eric B. for President.’ ‘It Takes Two’ by Rob Bass and Easy Rock. Rest in Peace Easy Rock. ‘Children’s Story’ by Slick Rick. Wait, ‘Mona Lisa,’ Slick Rick. Wait. ‘La Di Da Di.’ Yeah. It’s either ‘Sucker MCs’ by Run-DMC, ‘It’s Like That,’ by Run-DMC, pick any Run-DMC. ‘Peter Piper.’ ‘My Adidas.’ I’ma go with ‘Sucker MCs’ by Run-DMC. That’s one of the most important records. Ever. Ever. Ever. And I could put ‘The Bridge’ in there. MC Shan and Marley Marl. Come on.”

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[WATCH] ‘Nasir The Film’ Out Now On Mass Appeal / Def Jam Recordings

Hip-hop icon Nas, widely regarded as one of the most influential emcees of all time, releases a short film to accompany his 11th studio album Nasir via Mass Appeal / Def Jam Recordings.

Directed by Rohan Blair-Mangat, the short film touches on the many social issues currently and historically ingrained into his local community of Queens, New York, such as racism and police brutality.

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Nas Gets Wavy In Final Mystery 11/15 Premiere Clip Teaser

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New York rapper Nas has delivered his last mystery clip. God’s Son went to social media this week to tease fans with a final preview of a new video premiere.

Nasir Jones hit up Instagram Wednesday (November 14) with a visual showing a beach setting.

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In July, Nas low-key revealed he has a new album on deck.

“It’s another album that I already had been working on before [the one with] Kanye,” he told Martinez. “Since I did this, I gotta do something that goes into another direction a little bit. I’m finishing up the next one.” Nas confirms he’s done work with Swizz Beatz and RZA (“I’m a big Wu-Tang fan”). He also acknowledged the six-year gap between 2012’s Life Is Good and this summer’s Nasir, promising the wait for his next album won’t be as long. “All the time that went by, it’s dope because now I get to do it from another level,” he said. “I get to make music from an older point of view.” (Billboard)

Days prior, the Big Apple native shared a few of his all-time favorite hip-hop records.

“I’ll give you five that just come to my head. ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ by Public Enemy. No-brainer. Eric B. and Rakim, ‘Eric B. for President.’ ‘It Takes Two’ by Rob Bass and Easy Rock. Rest in Peace Easy Rock. ‘Children’s Story’ by Slick Rick. Wait, ‘Mona Lisa,’ Slick Rick. Wait. ‘La Di Da Di.’ Yeah. It’s either ‘Sucker MCs’ by Run-DMC, ‘It’s Like That,’ by Run-DMC, pick any Run-DMC. ‘Peter Piper.’ ‘My Adidas.’ I’ma go with ‘Sucker MCs’ by Run-DMC. That’s one of the most important records. Ever. Ever. Ever. And I could put ‘The Bridge’ in there. MC Shan and Marley Marl. Come on.”

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Nas Gives Biggest Clue Yet In Newest 11/15 Mystery Clip Preview

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New York rapper Nas is inching closer and closer to letting fans know what’s dropping this week. The hip-hop veteran has shared the latest teaser to his November 15 surprise.

Nasir Jones went to Instagram Tuesday (November 13) with a new clip featuring himself and possibly revealing a new music video will soon premiere.

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In July, Nas low-key revealed he has a new album on deck.

“It’s another album that I already had been working on before [the one with] Kanye,” he told Martinez. “Since I did this, I gotta do something that goes into another direction a little bit. I’m finishing up the next one.” Nas confirms he’s done work with Swizz Beatz and RZA (“I’m a big Wu-Tang fan”). He also acknowledged the six-year gap between 2012’s Life Is Good and this summer’s Nasir, promising the wait for his next album won’t be as long. “All the time that went by, it’s dope because now I get to do it from another level,” he said. “I get to make music from an older point of view.” (Billboard)

Days prior, the Big Apple native shared a few of his all-time favorite hip-hop records.

“I’ll give you five that just come to my head. ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ by Public Enemy. No-brainer. Eric B. and Rakim, ‘Eric B. for President.’ ‘It Takes Two’ by Rob Bass and Easy Rock. Rest in Peace Easy Rock. ‘Children’s Story’ by Slick Rick. Wait, ‘Mona Lisa,’ Slick Rick. Wait. ‘La Di Da Di.’ Yeah. It’s either ‘Sucker MCs’ by Run-DMC, ‘It’s Like That,’ by Run-DMC, pick any Run-DMC. ‘Peter Piper.’ ‘My Adidas.’ I’ma go with ‘Sucker MCs’ by Run-DMC. That’s one of the most important records. Ever. Ever. Ever. And I could put ‘The Bridge’ in there. MC Shan and Marley Marl. Come on.”

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Nas Shares Police Chase Clip To Promote Mystery 11/15 Release

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New York rapper Nas is inching closer and closer to revealing what’s dropping this week. God’s Son has shared another teaser clip of something set to arrive in the coming days.

On Monday, Nasir Jones hit up Instagram with a quick clip of a black man getting chased by police.

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Over the past few days, Nas has teased followers with preview clips aimed at a mysterious Thursday premiere.

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In July, Nas low-key revealed he has a new album on deck.

“It’s another album that I already had been working on before [the one with] Kanye,” he told Martinez. “Since I did this, I gotta do something that goes into another direction a little bit. I’m finishing up the next one.” Nas confirms he’s done work with Swizz Beatz and RZA (“I’m a big Wu-Tang fan”). He also acknowledged the six-year gap between 2012’s Life Is Good and this summer’s Nasir, promising the wait for his next album won’t be as long. “All the time that went by, it’s dope because now I get to do it from another level,” he said. “I get to make music from an older point of view.” (Billboard)

Days prior, the Big Apple native shared a few of his all-time favorite hip-hop records.

“I’ll give you five that just come to my head. ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ by Public Enemy. No-brainer. Eric B. and Rakim, ‘Eric B. for President.’ ‘It Takes Two’ by Rob Bass and Easy Rock. Rest in Peace Easy Rock. ‘Children’s Story’ by Slick Rick. Wait, ‘Mona Lisa,’ Slick Rick. Wait. ‘La Di Da Di.’ Yeah. It’s either ‘Sucker MCs’ by Run-DMC, ‘It’s Like That,’ by Run-DMC, pick any Run-DMC. ‘Peter Piper.’ ‘My Adidas.’ I’ma go with ‘Sucker MCs’ by Run-DMC. That’s one of the most important records. Ever. Ever. Ever. And I could put ‘The Bridge’ in there. MC Shan and Marley Marl. Come on.”

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Nas Continues To Tease November 15 Surprise Release W/ New Video

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New York rapper Nas knows how to get fans’ attention. The hip-hop veteran has continued to tease followers about what’s to come this week.

On Sunday, Nasir Jones released a new clip hinting at his mysterious November 15 release.

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Over the weekend, Nas initially shared a rollout teaser of something coming out this week.

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In July, Nas low-key revealed he has a new album on deck.

“It’s another album that I already had been working on before [the one with] Kanye,” he told Martinez. “Since I did this, I gotta do something that goes into another direction a little bit. I’m finishing up the next one.” Nas confirms he’s done work with Swizz Beatz and RZA (“I’m a big Wu-Tang fan”). He also acknowledged the six-year gap between 2012’s Life Is Good and this summer’s Nasir, promising the wait for his next album won’t be as long. “All the time that went by, it’s dope because now I get to do it from another level,” he said. “I get to make music from an older point of view.” (Billboard)

Days prior, the Big Apple native shared a few of his all-time favorite hip-hop records.

“I’ll give you five that just come to my head. ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ by Public Enemy. No-brainer. Eric B. and Rakim, ‘Eric B. for President.’ ‘It Takes Two’ by Rob Bass and Easy Rock. Rest in Peace Easy Rock. ‘Children’s Story’ by Slick Rick. Wait, ‘Mona Lisa,’ Slick Rick. Wait. ‘La Di Da Di.’ Yeah. It’s either ‘Sucker MCs’ by Run-DMC, ‘It’s Like That,’ by Run-DMC, pick any Run-DMC. ‘Peter Piper.’ ‘My Adidas.’ I’ma go with ‘Sucker MCs’ by Run-DMC. That’s one of the most important records. Ever. Ever. Ever. And I could put ‘The Bridge’ in there. MC Shan and Marley Marl. Come on.”

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Nas Announces Something Big Is Dropping Next Week

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New York rapper Nas is giving fans a reason to geek out. The hip-hop veteran has teased potential new music arriving next week.

Nasir Jones went to Instagram Saturday to reveal a big November 15 drop date and urged fans to check out his personal website.

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In July, Nas low-key revealed he has a new album on deck.

“It’s another album that I already had been working on before [the one with] Kanye,” he told Martinez. “Since I did this, I gotta do something that goes into another direction a little bit. I’m finishing up the next one.” Nas confirms he’s done work with Swizz Beatz and RZA (“I’m a big Wu-Tang fan”). He also acknowledged the six-year gap between 2012’s Life Is Good and this summer’s Nasir, promising the wait for his next album won’t be as long. “All the time that went by, it’s dope because now I get to do it from another level,” he said. “I get to make music from an older point of view.” (Billboard)

Days prior, the Big Apple native shared a few of his all-time favorite hip-hop records.

“I’ll give you five that just come to my head. ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ by Public Enemy. No-brainer. Eric B. and Rakim, ‘Eric B. for President.’ ‘It Takes Two’ by Rob Bass and Easy Rock. Rest in Peace Easy Rock. ‘Children’s Story’ by Slick Rick. Wait, ‘Mona Lisa,’ Slick Rick. Wait. ‘La Di Da Di.’ Yeah. It’s either ‘Sucker MCs’ by Run-DMC, ‘It’s Like That,’ by Run-DMC, pick any Run-DMC. ‘Peter Piper.’ ‘My Adidas.’ I’ma go with ‘Sucker MCs’ by Run-DMC. That’s one of the most important records. Ever. Ever. Ever. And I could put ‘The Bridge’ in there. MC Shan and Marley Marl. Come on.”

Earlier this year, Nas explained what it’s like working with NASIR executive producer Kanye West.

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