1. NEW MUSIC: Nas – “Nasty.”

    Lead street single from Mr. Jones’ forthcoming Life Is Good album, which sent the rap twitterati all aflutter within hours of dropping Monday evening. And with good reason: Salaam Remi on production, sampled break-beats, no chorus. Just the kind of performance that recalls skewered BBQ bars and Zebrahead soundtrack singles: “Queensbridge leader, no equal/ I come from the will of Ezekial/ To pop thousand dollar bottles of scotch, smoke pot, and heal a people.” Sounds conspicuously like a rejuvenation. Funny how Nas can succumb to some of the most regrettable creative choices imaginable for years at a time, and yet all it takes is one promising track like this to re-ignite hopes of a type-Illmatic return to form. Perhaps this time Life really is good? Stay tuned.

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