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Nas Is About To Drop A Single, And His New Album is Finished

Nasty drops some gems on Schoolboy Q's "Studio."

A new Nas verse is always an exciting event -- we don't get them that often, and when we do, Nasty is sure to rip the mic to shreds. And he does just that on the remix to Schoolboy Q and BJ the Chicago Kid's "Studio," but he also drops a bomb right as the track opens.

"Finished up my new album, single 'bout to be dropping/ Last album on Def Jam and I got so many options," he raps to open his verse.

Word?

It's been over two years since Esco's last album, Life Is Good (that's not counting this year's Illmatic XX, a reboot of his classic debut). God's Son spoke to us last year about this new album, which he at the time thought would drop in 2013, but the year came and went without a release. So it's safe to say we're ready for this LP.

As for his post Def Jam options? Well, he's Nas, so, he's definitely got a ton. But maybe he'll sign himself to Mass Appeal, his recently-launched imprint, where he's already signed Boldy James and Fashawn.

But seriously, Nas, how soon for this album and single? How about single this week, album later this year? Is that too much to ask?