Nas drops off a new track called “Everything,” which features Kanye West and The Dream melodically meshing on the chorus, is the perfect embodiment of that message. Over a contemplative beat that features a reverberating baseline and a vibe reminiscent of 808 & Heartbreaks, Nas walks listeners through his mental, emotional, and physical growth.
Nas is at his sharpest on “Everything,” boasting the same type of intellect and grit that made songs like “You’re Da Man” so visceral and raw. The pro-black message doesn’t feel like a gimmick, nor does it feel overburdened or trite. Instead, Nas rhymes smoothly on the relaxed instrumental in a method that sounds more like teaching than preaching.
Listen to the new song below and go cop the new Nas album titled Nasir.