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NAS RETURNS
WITH NASIR (UPDATE)

Hip-hop legend Nas has dropped his 11th studio album Nasir via Mass Appeal/Def Jam. This is Nas' first new solo release since 2012's Life Is Good. The set has flown to #1 at iTunes

The album received the full Kanye West treatment; Yeezy produced all seven tracks, served as creative director for the exclusive Cali Thornill Dewitt merchandise and is slated to be front and center with Nas at the listening party in Queens. Unless he's called to Pyongyang to help out with the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, of course.

Nasir is the fourth of five consecutive seven-track albums produced by West and dropped in or around June: Pusha-T's Daytona, Kanye West's ye, Kids See Ghosts (West/Kid Cudi), Nas' Nasir and next week's finale from Teyana Taylor

An hour before midnight, in Queensbridge Park just a few blocks from the housing project where Nas grew up, the select gathering that's been typical of these Kanye-curated fests—record industry heavies, social media influencers and celebrities including wife Kim Kardashian and rapper 2 Chainz— gathered to hear the new seven-track album. 

Unfortunately for fans on the outside, the much-hyped YouTube live stream was flawed with technical problems from the start and never fully loaded, freezing after first twenty seconds of the event. 

 

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CHART FINAL:
THE BIGGEST BOW
OF THE YEAR
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THE BRITISH
ARE COMING
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PUTTING THE POP
IN POPCORN
Putting the audio into audio-visual. (11/29a)
CHESTNUTS
Roasting.
STOCKINGS
Stuffing.
PIPERS
Piping.
SANTA
Coming.
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