Stream Nas’ New Album NASIR, Produced By Kanye West

Stream Nas’ New Album NASIR, Produced By Kanye West

How’s Yeezy Season treatin’ y’all? Exhausted? Exhilarated? Ready for this parade of seven-track albums to be over, or perhaps to continue indefinitely?

Here we are on the fourth straight week of Thursday night launch parties and delayed (in this case super-delayed) Friday drops, this time beholding the latest from Mr. Nasir Jones. NASIR is his 11th album and first since 2012’s Life Is Good. It’s also the first since Nas’ ex-wife Kelis came out with allegations of “a lot of physical and mental abuse” during their marriage; to quote Kanye, yikes.

Nas debuted the project last night at a listening party in Queens. Now, almost 24 hours after it was scheduled to go online, NASIR is finally here for public consumption, replete with features from Kanye, The-Dream, and 070 Shake.

NASIR is the fourth in a series of seven-track releases produced by Kanye West at his Wyoming hideaway, being released weekly throughout late spring and early summer. Pusha-T’s Daytona kicked things off ahead of Memorial Day weekend, followed by two Kanye albums in the subsequent weeks: his own Ye and the Kid Cudi collaboration Kids See Ghosts. Teyana Taylor’s project wraps things up next week — unless Kanye decides to extend it with that rumored Ty Dolla $ign album or who knows what else.

In the meantime we’ve got this new Nas to savor and/or skewer. Dive in below, and let us know how it measures up to that impossible Illmatic standard.

NASIR is out now on Mass Appeal/Def Jam.

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