Nas Declares Here "I Am" On Next Album

His name may start with an "N," but rapper Nas seems to have strange affinity for the letter "I," that is, based upon the names Nas has selected for his solo albums.

Nas' debut was called "Illmatic," his chart-topping second album was "It Was Written," and now there's word that Nas' upcoming solo effort will be entitled "I Am."

Current plans call for "I Am," which is due out in November, to sprawl out over a double-album set, and the record features Gang Starr's DJ Premier producing several tracks.

As we previously reported (see "Snoop, Dupri, Nas Down For New Slick Rick Album"), Nas also recently cut a track for Slick Rick's new record, which is also due out in the fall.