Nas Hints His New Album Will Drop This Summer
The seemingly interminable wait for Nas' 11th album could be coming to an end. The rap icon hinted as much in a recent interview with The New York Times.
During the interview, which NYT reports took place while the Queens-bred lyricist was choosing beats for his latest project, Nas alluded to a release date while simultaneously poking fun at his fickleness when it comes to establishing definitive dates for his albums to drop. “Two weeks,” he explained. “I always say I’m two weeks away from finishing.”
Elsewhere in the new interview, Nas said “We coming this summer, baby! It’s going to be a hot summer up here, man!” So, we think it's sort of safe to say he's not dropping the project within the next two weeks. It's coming, though.
Nas famously announced his latest album—which will be his first since 2012's Life Is Good—was finished on DJ Khaled's appropriately titled Major Key track, "Nas Album Done." Obviously, it's been about a year since then and we've yet to hear anything from the project. He says it's probably coming out this summer, but we'll just have to wait and see.
One thing we don't have to speculate about is Nas' touring plans for the summer. He recently announced a new North American tour alongside the legendary Lauryn Hill. The forthcoming trek will hit 17 cities including the likes of Toronto, Boston, Houston, Miami, Los Angeles and several more before ending its run on Oct. 10 in Vacouver. To say this is a hip-hop purist's version of Candyland is probably an understatement.
In any case, keep an eye out for both Nas' new album and his upcoming joint tour. We've got a lot to look forward to.
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