Nas has shared a new track for “The Get Down”. We’ve been waiting years for a new Nas album, and while there’s still no news on when it may arrive, the legendary New York rapper has shared some new music today. The song comes from the upcoming Netflix Series The Get Down Part II, the follow-up to The Get Down, which chronicles the rise of hip hop in 1970s New York.
Nas, who writes raps for the characters in the series, delivers a fitting throwback on his new track. Over production reminiscent of the disco-infused sounds of early rap, Nas tells a story about the dangers of “Angel Dust,” otherwise known as PCP. The song is played in the third episode of the new season.
Later, the “Get Down” executive producer and narrator reveals why it’s best to stay away from drug dealing too. “The sidewalk was my brother’s office,” he raps. “We cut our losses, I had choices / I took a pen, became a voice for the voiceless / My people walking in a zombie state / Life is short, even mine’s at stake.”
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