Nas is ready to ship his long-awaited new compilation, The Misplaced Tapes 2, subsequent week. Following up on 2002’s Misplaced Tapes, the gathering options 16 unreleased tracks pulled from the periods for his final three studio albums. Right this moment, we get our first style of the trouble with “Jarreau of Rap (Skatt Assault)”.
Produced by Xharlie Black, the bouncy reduce finds Nas spitting some stable fireplace because the self-proclaimed “humble bragger” stakes his declare as one of many biggest MCs of all time. “Everyone’s not gon’ get you however preserve going/ I be cruising 40,000 toes like I’m a Boeing,” he raps. “Doubting me they mentioned I’d don’t have any longevity/ As an alternative I’m steadily rapping these fundamentals.”
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Including to the jazzy really feel of the tune is appearances from the late Al Jarreau — who clearly lends his identify to thie title — and trumpeter Keyon Harrold. Interpolated all through the observe are strains from Jarreau’s “Blue Rondo A La Turk (Spherical, Spherical, Spherical)”, which give it that “skatt assault” rhythm.
Take a take heed to Nas’ “Jarreau of Rap (Skatt Assault)” under.
The Misplaced Tapes 2 is due out July 19th by way of Mass Attraction/Def Jam Recordings, with manufacturing from the likes of Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, and Hit-Boy, in addition to visitor appearances from The Alchemist, Swizz Beatz, RZA, and Pete Rock. The album isn’t the one launch Nas has on the docket. He’s additionally set to debut the primary entry in a kids’s books sequence referred to as I Know I Can from his MAJR (Mass Attraction Junior) line, although a launch date has but to be introduced.
In the meantime, Nas just lately hit the highway with Mary J. Blige for his or her co-headlining “Royalty Tour”. Get tickets right here.
Nas touts his expertise on new observe “Jarreau of Rap (Skatt Assault)”: Stream