Nas & DJ Premier "Define My Name" [OUT NOW]

Started by SHUDEYE, Apr 18, 2024, in Music Add to Reading List

  1. SHUDEYE
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    Apr 18, 2024


    Nas and DJ Premier produced magic together on the 1994 Hip-Hop classic Illmatic, including the singles “N.Y. State of Mind” and “Represent.”

    Thirty years later, the dynamic duo has reunited for another track called “Define My Name.” Preemo announced the news in an Instagram post on Thursday (April 18), writing simply, “New joint at midnight.” He included the single art, a fish-eyed lens photo of the two standing outside somewhere in New York City.



    Earlier this week, Nas reflected on the making of Illmatic, which included contributions from several Hip-Hop legends. Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, L.E.S. and, of course, DJ Premier contributed the beats, while AZ was the sole guest feature.

    “Grainy pictures for grainy times,” he wrote in an Instagram post. “I had a dream I could get my favorite producers to produce on my debut album. I knew exactly what I wanted and how it should be. But I didn’t know anyone except for Paul, so I asked him would he connect me to them all. The cool soul brother that he is helped me line it up. On April 19th we smashed s###.

    “Even tho the album leaked months before the release date we still are apart of music history. Thank you Large Professor (Paul) and Dj Premier who drove into the projects to pick me up a time or two. Qtip , Pete Rock , and my man from The Bridge DJ LES, and my guy AZ who was just coming up himself. And thank you to everyone involved. Friday is the albums 30th. 2 The Listeners- ONE LOVE.”

    Both Nas and DJ Premier have continued pumping out incredible bodies of work over the past few decades. Nas, in particular, has had an impressive run with the King’s Disease projects alongside Hit-Boy. In 2021, Nas won his first-ever Grammy Award for the original King’s Disease (2020), a testament to his commitment to the craft. Since then, he’s released five more projects: King’s Disease II (2021), Magic (2021), King’s Disease III (2022), Magic 2 (2023) and Magic 3 (2023).

    https://allhiphop.com/news/nas-dj-premier-reunite-define-my-name-single/
     
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  2. hargydon
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    Apr 18, 2024
    Represent has been my favourite Nas track since forever. KD3 is now my favourite album — talk about longevity!

    Can’t wait to hear the single I hope this means we’re getting a full album between them, I’m not being greedy am I…?
     
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  3. SHUDEYE
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  4. DiggleDogg69
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    Apr 19, 2024
    They have a collab album coming out this year!
     
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    Apr 19, 2024
    Is there a John Lemon feature
     
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    Ripper Roo the end is near

    Apr 19, 2024
    I love the beat, love the bars, love the skit at the end
     
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  7. icecube
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    Apr 19, 2024
    I really hope this means we get an album!!
     
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    Apr 19, 2024
    :sweatt::sweatt::sweatt::sweatt::sweatt::sweatt:
     
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  9. Marsh
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    Apr 19, 2024
    Beat sounding like a donkey slowed down, nah mean? Other than that. Nasty :jaydaps:
     
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    GDC

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    NASTY NAS IS BACK
     
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    Apr 19, 2024
    Dope as f---. Bannered!
     
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    Apr 19, 2024
    2020s Nas doesn't miss
     
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    Super dope. He really is god mc with his latest run.
     
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    Good song, Nas is setting the Blueprint for rapping into your twilight years to cap off a successful rap career, not sure anyone has done it well before him
     
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    Apr 19, 2024
    Having finally listened to this, I’m underwhelmed.
     
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    Yeah I think Nas has been inspired again because he's blazing a trail for rappers in his position with so much history.
     
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  18. hargydon
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    hargydon No investigation, no right to speak

    Apr 23, 2024
    Just booked to see him during his Illmatic 30th Anniversary tour, can't wait!
     
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    Apr 24, 2024
    this is for sure wanted in the universe and solar system.
     
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    Apr 24, 2024
    10/10 song. Fantastic
     
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