Christmas has come early this year as the hip-hop legend Nas has gifted all his fans around the world with a brand-new project titled Magic.
Having been in the game for around three decades now, you’d think Nas would be on cruise control at this point. However, it seems that his recent alliance with one of the best producers in music today, Hit-Boy, has inspired him to go into ultra G.O.A.T mode.
With a mixture of his classic rhyming style and a few new flows, in “Magic” Nas shows that he’s truly musically ageing like fine wine.
On this 9-track project, there’s only one feature and that’s in the form of fellow New Yorker A$AP Rocky on “Wave Gods”. This collaboration feels like a long time coming as both NY MC’s have really put on for their cities and created a movement.
Another special thing about this song is DJ Premier also making an appearance on the record. Nas and Premier made hip-hop history in 1994. Premier was one of the producers featured on some of the best songs on what many claim to be the best hip-hop album ever, Illmatic. So, to see things come back full circle is a thing of beauty.
The Magic project is very reflective of the title. Nas and Hit-Boy seem to create this magical feeling every time they link up and this is definitely up there with their best work together so far.
Hit-Boy has already stated that the third instalment of Nas’s King’s Disease album series is on the way so everyone better strap in and get ready to enjoy the heavenly ride they are about to take us on yet again.
Be sure to take in Magic in full below.