Nas and DJ Shadow connect on "Systematic."
It's not every day that you hear a new Nas song. This afternoon, Zane Lowe debuted "Systematic," his new collaboration with DJ Shadow. It's punchy, angry, and, although a tier below the sort of quality Nas has been capable of in the past, more than enough to get the people excited for his releases in the near future.
Yesterday, Nas celebrated the 23rd anniversary of the release of Illmatic. He recently confirmed that he will release an album sometime this year. It's been five years since Life is Good. "Nas Album Done," his contribution's to DJ Khaled's most recent album Major Key, is fire.
I wish I was a arms dealer, sell illegal arms in the hood
No backup check, put cash in my palms and we good
Lack of respect, get you to fall where you stood
Mathematics is God’s language, it’s in my blood