Nas - The N
Gotta love the Jim Jones subliminal here. Not one of the most talked about songs from Hip-Hop Is Dead. I guess gangstas move in silence after all.
Meanwhile, an official press release often means that the album will actually drop sometime this decade. Check it:
Nas keeps it vital from jump. On "Q.B. True G," featuring Compton's The Game, the two MCs trade verses over a vicious Dr. Dre beat; the student pays homage to the teacher, remembering standing on line to cop Illmatic. On the Nas-produced "Where Are They Now," Nas runs through a litany of classic, bygone MCs over a monster James Brown sample. The theme continues on the Scott Storch-produced "Carry On Tradition," a warning to students of the game. "Still Dreamin'" features a soul-heavy beat and hook from Kanye West. Elsewhere, Snoop Dogg shows up on the west-coast tinged "Play On Player." (HHID Press Release)Bonus Cut
Clipse ft. Pharrell - New World
The Game feat. Jamie Foxx - Around the World