New Music: Nas “The Don”

After heating up the block last summer with “Nasty“, Esco bosses up for NYC with his new single, produced by Salaam Remi, Da Internz and co-produced by Heavy D. The tentativey-titled album, Life Is Good, coming soon. Lyrics here.

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  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    this track is good QB stand up.

  • Sportz

    NAS LOST

  • notaurious

    Fire!!!

  • Angelo

    Well…I’ve been humbled! Didn’t think he would come back with something hot & he definitely proved me wrong. This joint is STUPIDDDDDDDD MEAN. Best Nas song since Made You Look IMO…

  • Georgie

    Annoying beat, i was expecting more from Nas.

  • DOZEZ

    NY!
    this shit gooo

  • Black Shady

    POW!!!!! shit is hot

  • http://www.novatribe.com NOVA

    this is SOOOOO DOPE……we missed you NAS!

    Hey ya’ll, if you like a high energy hip hop…..or a Busta Rhymes style…check me out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08_IbmGWjZw

  • Diablo_Serbia

    Garbage!

  • Royalty

    GOT DAMN!!!! CHILL SON WTF??? THE RESSURECTION ON GNASIR JONES …THE BEST TO EVER DO IT FAGGOTS!! HAHA !!! THATS RIGHT NICCAS …TAKE NOTES FROM THE TRUE DON….NAS ON THAT DON SHYT!!!

  • Anon DCPL

    HEAAAAAAAAT

    That intro tho, that’s some real shit right there.

  • chamymy

    this shit is hot

  • STINKMEANER

    NAS IS THE TRUTH

  • Citylivin’

    Nassir!!

  • Deya

    this is firee !!!!!!!!

  • Deya

    this is firee !!!

  • Donn

    I mean it’s alright but its nothing we haven’t heard from Nas already. What’s fresh and new about this. What’s the difference between this and what SlaughterHouse is already doing

    Where’s the growth? What does Nas have to possibly talk about this album? Gonna preach some more about us being kings and Africa and blah blah blah. You did that already for years. We get it. Now what

    Im gonna get hate for this but its just my opinion. I expect Nas to be on some next level shit, this I could get from Joell Ortiz or Crooked I or somebody

  • DickRiding YN

    Must be hard for YN’s Jay Z dick-riding ass to post this. YN probably emailed Jigga copping a plea.

    Someone smack Elliot Wilson already for using the word “nigga” and calling himself YN!

  • firiesport8

    JESUS CHRIST!

  • HOVA

    Nas can you please stop dropping heat…please. You making it hard for these rookies to get signed.

  • ATL_XL

    this song is cool for 1995. you can do hip hop but you have to modernize. see watch the throne

  • http://bigteespot.spreadshirt.com/ LEATHER-N-GOLD

    THE BEAT IS ALL OVER BUT CONTAINED I LIKE THE FLOW AND WORD PLAY IS ON POINT..NAS THE DON..REEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWIND!!!!!…ITS A 7 OUT OF 10.

  • http://twitter.com/loch121 loch121

    This shit is nuts.Nas,that’s all that needs to be said.I could hear this in the club.This got an old club banger vibe before it got the way it is now.
    Redman and Loch on that loud pack.Collab coming soon: http://youtu.be/6zQpkq3fH_s via @youtube

  • FTW

    smfh just too Dope.

    Nasir Jones.

    FTW

  • http://ienjoyvagina.tumblr.com EnjoyVagina

    1st summer banger.

  • ben peters

    Trash i cannot co sign this do you hear this??? wtf is wrong with yall come on ” Jay won again” :(

  • Loki

    nas is untouchable

  • johnny cash

    this is bangin …

    the legendary nasty nas

  • mr101

    Heavy D is a Jamaican descendent & Super Cat Is Reggae Legend…Jamaica Queens is where the Jamaicans Like Pappy Mason came in the 70′s to make a way.Just to put this track in full prospective.It’s HUGH!

  • Cray Fish

    It’s no “Nasty” but shit go hard.

  • filipoo

    im feeling this

  • http://whiskey-daniels.tumblr.com J. Ambrose.

    Even Flex’ bombs sound right over this shit… just too DOPE.

  • inbeforacameljockybringsupjayz

    Why Ben Peters? Why? Jay Z and Nas are cool now, let it go. They say ether makes your soul burn slow but damn nigga its 2012. Get over it. Track is hot, you can admit it…I bet JayZ likes it.

  • filipoo

    I don’t know what y’all were expecting for a single…

    Nas needs a HIT in 2012.

    NASTY was for THE PURISTS. He needs to keep building BUZZ for this album. What better way than to drop a BANGER for the clubs… something he ain’t done since… You Owe Me… WoW it’s been a while…

    Ionno about y’all, but I’m listening through some good headphones (SOL Republic) and this shit is BANGIN’… can’t wait to throw it in the whip…

    All you guys wanting more “Triple Beam Dreams” are going to get that- but NOT for a single… if Nas just made those songs for singles… He would be doing Ross numbers lol…

    Do I wish Nas would hook up with Swizz, Dre, Premo, Kanye, Justice league, and Inkredibles for every track… Of Course!!! But yo, this is homage to Heavy D and it BANGS…

    Watch this actually get club play and then half of you guys turn around and start liking the shit, like “Yo this shit is kinda growing on me…”

  • lullaby

    For all those who are saying it’s wack, it’s still better than your fake rappers’biggest hit. Let’s just say Nas has his own lane, No one even the now pop Jay z can fuck with these lyrics. let’s keep it real. real hiphop not pop.

  • Marcus G

    Greatest Of All Time!!!!

    It’s just that simple

  • HAQ

    Ill

  • ironic

    salute, rudebwoy jones

  • wouzi

    THIS IS FIRE!!!!!!!!!

  • ben peters

    aite i aint gonna lie it grew on me … i was hating at first

  • Anonymous

    Salaam Remi is absolute garbage

  • FTW

    How? Jay isn’t even making hip hop music like that any more. At least Nas is still contributing.

  • Gaz

    This is Hip Hop! Nas is still killin it.

  • SHAMEEKRA

    that same repeating sound on the beat is so annoying really takes away from how good nas is lyrically

  • BiggaBooBoogieChild

    Nas is still picking wack beats.

  • In Your Fucking Face

    You A Real Ass Nigga Nas ! ! !

  • firiesport8

    agreed on Salaam Remi being garbage. But nonetheless, this Shit go Hard!

  • Derek

    Their’s still life in the best rapper alive!!! I hope the album is nuts, he needs it badly.

  • Royalty of this shyt!

    nas the true don of this bs hiphop game!! shyt is on point….imma have my dude play this shyt tommorrow at the club!!! FUUUUUUUUUUUEEEGO!!!!!

  • http://www.google.com Lebrick James

    Nas will be ALWAYS KNOWN for picking awful beats……WTF is this?

    Jay Camel > Nas

  • Mehhhh

    WACK!

  • hip hop is dead

    ery body who says this is wack was prolly either born after 2000, loves radio (of D.C radio caliber which sucks ) or he rhymes went over ya head

  • http://www.twitter.com/Mykewayne Myke wayne

    Banger!!

  • BlackGods

    yea,finally,hard to find real shit nowadays

  • Jungle

    Good spring banger for ny

  • THAREALISBACC

    LYRICS 5 OUT OF 5 STARS

    PRODUCTION 2 OUT OF 5 STARS

  • Pedro

    WACK!

  • phuckyall

    Nas killed it lyrically!! The beat aint the greatest in the world, but i fux wit it….

  • WHITE ISLAND BITCH

    Jamaican s from Jamaica are number one. NY Jamaicans are the prettiest. London yardies are toughest. Miami Jamaicans are lame. They act American.

  • hiphop

    nas must let rick ross pick the beats for him

  • F.I.V.E.

    FAYAAAAA! Nas is truly the best rapper alive.
    Nas been keepin it real since day one #RealHipHop

    Nas > Camel Face

    Fuck Jay-Z *Game’s voice*

  • http://twitter.com/loch121 loch121

    Had to come back to bang this no tag version.tags didn’t bother me
    @Loch121

  • Foekist

    Salaam Remi is absolute garbage!

  • Get Real

    Another example of how bad Nasir is @ beat selection. If you’re signed to a label w/ Kanye, KRIT, and other ill producers WHY DON’T YOU MAKE USE OF THAT RESOURCE? For all of Nas’ lyrical prowess and ability the man hasn’t picked a dope beat to rap over in YEARS!!! These young producers would die to give Nas an ill beat!!! Yet he raps over trash production after trash production. Smh.

  • R.Cey

    All ya niggas talkin’ bout Salaam Remi being wack, research his production credits, Ya don’t know WTF you talking bout…

    As for Nas picking beats; yeah he kinda sucks at that but this one is not the part of that… this is going to bang in club.

    I guess niggas is mad cuz it’s faster than 72-75bpm, doesn’t have those 1/32 high-hats & no keyboards sounds that is so prominent in Hip Hop right now

  • http://jameshamlett.com/ James Hamlett

    The track is cool but we need more artists who are unafraid to do Hip-Hop with innovations for the future. It is time for change. Hip Hop needs a tune up. Welcome Back Nas.

  • ksleep

    this shit kinda reminds me of “made you look”, a hungry nas over a ill loop. New York startin to sound pretty good again

  • Angelo

    I’m kinda blown away at how many people are complaining about this! WTF is wrong with your ears? This joint is MEANNNNNNN! It’s certified & ready to kill the clubs as the warm weather arrives. Ya’ll really don’t understand how this game works at all! Whether you know it or not this upcoming album for Nas is a make or break in alot of ways for him…He hasn’t had a dope Nas album since Stillmatic/God’s Son…That was 10,11 years ago. He needs to put out strong singles on this album…The new album will be well rounded. You will get your Nas records with the Premier, Pete Rock, Buckwild, RZA, Justice League, etc of the production game…but don’t knock dude for putting out a Club Banger for a 1st single. Play this joint in a serious sound system and re-evaluate your thoughts on this record

  • 40 kyle

    Can u say he MUURRDDEERRED dis anybody who sayd dis wack dnt kno hip hop or music at all n gotta be 17 or under smh they shouldnt comment at all

  • jesus

    @firiesport8 yes this track is heavenly

  • Jus10

    Ok… starting to grow on me. The sample is a little annoying (and that just means the kids will love it), but the lyrics heat up after the first couple bars. Cool.

  • Pete

    The beat sux, it’s hard getting past that no matter how much I luv Nas.

  • 2point0

    Extremely hard!! wish i could play this hoe all day long

  • http://rapradar ultrakid

    beat is decent, pretty basic though, but if you listen closely you tell where Heavy D had a hand in it(which is the dopest part of the instrumental), Nas goes hard lyrically of course.

  • That Guy

    Let’s not get anything confused, I think Nas is top 5 dead or alive. However, this track is sub par. As fans of hip-hop we have to remain objective, and there is nothing stellar about the lyrics, the instrumental is irritating, and the subject matter lacks freshness. He needs to get with Premo and make magic again.

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