Ranked 4th by Thetoptens.com , Rappers category Nas hasn’t released an album since 2014. But according to the hype man DJ Khaleed, the status stands at “Nas Album Done” and has consequently released a new song featuring the Jay-Z sworn-rival, Nas.
The song is, if you’d ask Khaleed, “…the best…the key!”
In an 8 minute long video, the first 4 minutes sees DJ Khaleed arrive at a ghetto in rural Jamaica to discuss unity, keys and love with his Jamaican connects.
True to Khaleed’s creed, the song hit over 3 million views in just 3 days. Nas does not disappoint either, because he is Nas. The song is rich in context. Nas talks about topical issues such as Donald Trump’s presidency and saying that he “does not like racists” on a line,
“Celebrity Apprentice, devil show
Shout out to Africa, Mexico”
He also calls on blacks to support fellow blacks and points out on education as key solution;
“…To all my ghost supporters, go support us
Like a local black-owned grocery store…
Spend it at they stores, puttin’ they kids through college
We need balance
So we can lease and own deeds in our projects
So I’m askin’ Gs to go in their pockets
The racial economic inequality, let’s try to solve it.”
In such a time that racial affiliated radicalization has become a dark cloud in the mainstream media; this song calls on humanity to look itself straight in the mirror and reflect on the values that was bestowed upon them in the post-colonial period. It is a gangsta’s call for unity.
Nas also proclaims his might by making a reference to arguably Kanye’s album, The Life of Pablo, saying he’s still breathing yet “everybody” has an Escobar season.
“Now everywhere all I see is Pablo, Esco
Last time I checked I was still breathin’
My neck was still freezin’
Now everybody got an Escobar Season
To every baby on the album cover existin’
This trend I was settin’, it came to fruition
I’m assistin’ to push the culture forward”
The song is revolutionary!