Nas & DJ Premier Drop ‘Define My Name’, Tease Upcoming Album

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In a thrilling update for hip-hop enthusiasts, Nas, the legendary Queens rapper, has teamed up once again with his iconic Illmatic collaborator, DJ Premier, to release a new single titled “Define My Name.” This release coincides with the 30th anniversary of Nas’ groundbreaking debut album, Illmatic, a milestone that has significantly shaped the hip-hop landscape.

A Nostalgic Yet Fresh Collaboration

“Define My Name” emerges through Nas’ Mass Appeal, marking a nostalgic reunion with DJ Premier, who contributed significantly to Illmatic by producing hits like “N.Y. State of Mind,” “Memory Lane (Sittin’ in da Park),” and “Represent.” Furthermore, this collaboration hints at an exciting development; according to a press release, Nas and DJ Premier are set to unveil a collaborative album later in 2024.

Building Anticipation for the Album

This announcement has ignited anticipation among fans, eager to witness the synergy of Nas and DJ Premier once more. Their combined efforts have always resulted in profound lyrical depth, intertwined with beats that resonate with the essence of true hip-hop. “Define My Name” is no exception, serving not only as a testament to their enduring relevance but also as a prelude to what promises to be an unforgettable album.

The Continual Impact of Nas

Additionally, it’s worth noting that Nas has been exceptionally active, releasing two studio albums in 2023 in collaboration with Hit-Boy, titled Magic 2 and Magic 3. These projects further cement his place in the industry as a prolific artist who continues to influence and inspire.

Tour Dates and More

For those eager to experience Nas’ magic live, he has announced an impressive lineup of tour dates spanning across various locations from Las Vegas, NV, to London, England. This tour offers fans a chance to engage with Nas’ music in a live setting, promising memorable performances across the globe.

With “Define My Name,” Nas and DJ Premier are not just revisiting the past; they are forging a new path that pays homage to their roots while exploring new territories in hip-hop. Fans old and new are on the edge of their seats, waiting for the duo’s next masterpiece.

05-04 Las Vegas, NV – Lovers & Friends
06-01 Philadelphia, PA – Roots Picnic
06-30 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
07-12 London, Ontario – Harris Park
07-19 Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
07-21 Vienna, VA – Filene Center at Wolf Trap
08-10 Nidau, Switzerland – Strandbad Biel
08-12 Locorotondo, Italy – Masseria Ferragnano
08-16 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands – Lowlands Festival
08-17 London, England – Victoria Park
10-22 Helsinki, Finland – House of Culture
10-24 Stockholm, Sweden – B-K
10-25 Copenhagen, Denmark – K.B. Hallen
10-27 Cologne, Germany – Palladium
10-30 Milan, Italy – Fabrique
10-31 Zurich, Switzerland – Halle 622
11-02 Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
11-03 Berlin, Germany – Uber Eats Music Hall
11-05 Amsterdam, Netherland – AFAS Live
11-07 Paris, France – Le Zenith
11-08 Offenbach, Germany – Stadthalle Offenbach
11-10 Manchester, England – O2 Victoria Warehouse
11-11 Edinburgh, Scotland – Usher Hall
11-14 Wolverhampton, England – University Wolverhampton at the Civic Hall
11-15 London, England – Royal Albert Hall

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