Wednesday, July 2, 2008

News:: New Nas Track On Fader

I don't usually post advance tracks from the big, hotly anticipated hip hop albums, and that's usually because I'm not much anticipating them. But Nas is different, or at least I perceive him to be somewhat different. He's one of the few MC's that gets the blogger hype and mainstream love whilst actually possessing the creds and skills to back it up. So, because I've been slacking on the last two Old School Mondays (not posting them until Tuesday), I thought I'd post a little something for the hip hop enthusiasts amongst the hill faithful: the opening track on Nas' upcoming untitled album Queens Get The Money.

Fader has the world premiere of this jam, and it's that rare hip hop animal: the drumless song that isn't terrible. The beat is done by Jay Electronica apparently, and although it's a quick little number, Nas seems hungry and contemplative all at once. I hope this is a good album, hip hop could use a solid album from someone who isn't, at their core, completely ridiculous.

While we're talking Nas, I thought I'd also post up a remix of Classic (Better Than I've Ever Been) by Kanye, Nas & KRS by LA producer Logarhythmik. I'd heard of this song, which Nike had done to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Air Force Ones, but this is the first time I've heard it. The remix is an uptempo, kind of electro-70's joint, but it's mighty catchy.

So there you have it, a couple solid hip hop songs to get your Wednesday up and smokin'.

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