Nas – The Season (produced by J Dilla)

Things got a little interesting last night when Nas made a surprise appearance at the album launch of Killer Mike & El-P’s upcoming Run The Jewels 2 LP, which is dropping on Nas’ own label Mass Appeal. The Illmatic legend then dropped a preview of some new material flowing over the iconic J Dilla beat ‘Gobstopper‘.

‘The Season’ has Nas calling out his fellow counterparts Jay Electronica and Jay Z for forcing him to step in and bring some ruckus to the game:  “Jay Elec doesn’t write it, Hov couldn’t write it – he vacationin“.

The line also gives some added context to the ever-frustrating idleness of New Orleans’ rapper Jay Electronica, whose 2009 game-changer ‘Exhibit C‘ references Nas’ grievances alongside Q-Tip and P. Diddy: “Nas hit me up on the phone, said “What you waitin’ on?” Tip hit me up with a tweet, said “What you waitin’ on?” Diddy send a text every hour on the dot sayin’: “When you gon drop that verse nigga you taking long”.

‘The Season’ is the first track to drop from Nas’ rumoured upcoming full-length, so in the mean time check out Jay Electronica’s track Abracadabra, which also makes use of Dilla’s ‘Gobstopper’.

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