Nas Hints That His 12th Solo Album Is Coming Soon

posted Tuesday April 02 ,2013 at 11:09AM CDT | 158 comments

Nas Hints That His 12th Solo Album Is Coming Soon

Nas is working on something, and the details are beginning to roll out.

In July of last year, Nas released Life Is Good, his eleventh solo album and third with Def Jam Records. The Queens, New York native received tremendous acclaim for the complete works and its video single, "Daughters" as well as a #1 debut, selling nearly 150,000 copies.

Approximately nine months later, the onetime Large Professor protege took to Twitter to reveal that roll-out for his next project will begin in May of this year. With rumors of a Distant Relatives follow-up with Damian Marley, it could be be something besides a Nas solo project.

The shortest period between studio albums for Nas, was 1999. In April of that year, the emcee released I Am... and followed in November with Nastradamus.

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  • Anonymous
    Interview: 2 Chainz Breaks Down His Def Jam Deal By Insanul Ahmed | Feb 2, 2012 | 2:29 pm | Permalink Few, if any, people in today's rap game appreciate the importance of grinding and timing as much as 2 Chainz. In fact, that's probably why he invented a term that combines them both: "griming." After years of ups and downs, Chainz's griming finally came to fruition this week. On Monday, he tore down the stage at a sold-out SOBs in New Yorkan impressive feat for anyone but even more so for a Southern artist. Yesterday, he went on MTV's Rap Fix and finally revealed that he had signed a deal with Def Jam. And to top it all off, he even said he's been working with Kanye West. The night after his epic NYC show, the 2 Gun Gangsta stopped by the Complex offices to give us the lowdown on how his Def Jam deal came together. But that wasn't the juiciest part: Chainz also claimed that he's got a surprise partnership he's going to announce soon. "Will it be a Watch The Throne type situation," we asked? "Maybe," he replied, reluctant to reveal much more. See what 2 Chainz had to say, and read between the lines... As told to Insanul Ahmed (@Incilin) On His Def Jam Deal Im signed to Def Jam. It was a lot of things [that made the deal happen]. I was already signed to Def Jam through DTP with my group. I had a relationship with a few people in the building. And then just out of all the bidding and all that going on, theyre really who I had the most leverage with and who had the best deal on the table. I knew Sha Money before he got over there at Def Jam. I still had people who did promo over there who did promo with me for Playaz Circle. A few people that I didnt have good relationships with left and all of thatso it was cool. There was just a whole new energy in the building. I dont want to put a lot of the business out there, but I know for a fact I got one of the best deals. People may try to use [my name] and say, You did it for 2Chainz! But I work hard for my deal. So basically, whatever you can imagine, I imagined the same thing. I asked for it and it came to me. I was doing very well as an independent artist. So what Def Jam came with, their idea was basically adding a steroid to our workout that we were already doing with our own team. The money was on point. The whole all-around deal [was on point], everything all the way down to the merchandise was good. I dont want to put a lot of the business out there, but I know for a fact I got one of the best deals. People may try to use [my name] and say, You did it for 2Chainz! But I work hard for my deal. So basically, whatever you can imagine, I imagined the same thing. I asked for it and it came to me.
  • Anonymous
    But since YOU went THERE, AND know all about DEF JAM, what is "2Chainz' points per unit sold versus Nas'? How much was HIS budget and costs for YOU to think because he went gold that his album is MORE successful than Nas?" Gold is the new platinum. 2 Chainz visibility has been alot higher. He guest starred on a Top Ten TV show. He's making money left and right, and still moving units which is pretty impressive considering he's still under 600,000. I don't care what he gets per album sold. Point is dude hustling. That Wayne/Chainz song off Human Being II is doing pretty good on Itunes as well. You slay me with this rage you display on a daily all because I point out a simple fact that Nas is done. But by all means look for those spreadsheets, tiny. I'd love a tax return as well.
  • Anonymous
    "He's still getting more money than you and your family" Go wash Wayne's drawers, troll boy.
  • Anonymous
    "I just applied pressure and you broke" Your so called pressure was like a blind man getting hit with a nerf ball. I mentioned the flop singles. The non grammy win. The stall at 360,000. Yet you've mentioned nothing but your wishes that Def Jam recouped the millions they poured into this lame project.
  • YESSIR
    NAS AINT SHIT COMPARED TO TYGA LET ALONE WAYNE!! YMCMB RULES!
    • Anonymous
      Good joke. Tyga ain't shit and Wayne is a pop sellout.
  • Anonymous
    "NOW, he wants to FIGHT, because HE can't prove what HE says" I proved it with many examples. All of which you ignore because you can't show me where Def Jam made money off this. In the end, who gives a shit. This is my opinion. If you think Def Jam made millions off this, be my guest. Doesn't put money in our pockets.
    • donnis mac
      Wow. Quote-Man, you're a grown man, you know damn well when one asks for proof/facts you don't offer opinions. I don't need to prove anything, I didn't make the statement. I just applied pressure and you broke.
  • Anonymous
    "You need to do the same thing" Gladly.
  • gwap waffles
    i hear yukmouth wear fake jordans
    • Anonymous
      He also wears socks from Kmart.
  • the advocate mc
    honourable mentions: IT WAS WRITTEN GODS SON NIGGER
  • the advocate mc
    ILLMATIC STILLMATIC THE LOST TAPES LIFE IS GOOD ARE FLAWLESS .....keep em comin
    • kidmex
      IWW > Stillmstic & LIG
    • the advocate mc
      IWW was good but i feel it did not age well same with nigger and gods son nevertheless those 7 albums are classic nas
  • Warren Peace
    Lost Tapes 2 Please!
  • Anonymous
    "By your logic Justin Bieber is so great because Millions are people like him" You mad cause he didn't sign your lunch box? lol
    • Anonymous
      Who gives a fuck about that douchebag? In 5 years, he'll be irrelevant and broke.
  • Anonymous
    "When a GROWN MAN confronts you, YOU BACK DOWN" I've said it before and I'll say it again. Come say any of this to my face. Neither one of us knows the other person, but when someone constantly talks shit, then you need to turn mom's computer off and come outside to the real world and back your tough talk up.
    • Anonymous
      You need to do the same thing.
    • Anonymous
      NOW, he wants to FIGHT, because HE can't prove what HE says! Weren't YOU saying I'm OLD? NOW I'm on MOM'S computer? Why are YOU so confused when it's YOU who babbles? YOUR GROWN ENOUGH TO WANT TO FIGHT, BUT YOU AIN'T GROWN ENOUGH TO STOP SAYING BASELESS SH*T TO YOUNG KIDS. I'm IN the REAL WORLD, SO REAL, I'm telling YOU to GET HELP.
  • Anonymous
    "Absolutely NOTHING YOU JUST TYPED shows that DEF JAM LOST MONEY from "Life Is Good" Two dud singles aren't generating money. It's getting next to no love on Itunes. 360,000 albums sold. Even 2 Chainz has sold more than that. It's nothing for Nas to be ashamed of. Stop getting butt hurt and move on.
    • YESSIR
      He's still getting more money than you and your family.
    • Anonymous
      You BUFFOON, don't you get it? WE DON'T WANT YOUR SH*TTY ASS OPINIONATED DRIBBLE, PROVE YOUR WORDS WITH FACTS. CORPORATE SPREADSHEETS with BUDGET NUMBERS, COSTS, FEES, PROJECTIONS. SIGNATURES. But you're NOT GROWN ENOUGH to say YOU can't prove what you said and just STFU, you're STILL trying. 2Chainz ain't got SH*T to do with YOU proving WHAT YOU SAID. But since YOU went THERE, AND know all about DEF JAM, what is 2Chainz' points per unit sold versus Nas'? How much was HIS budget and costs for YOU to think because he went gold that his album is MORE successful than Nas?
  • Now Watch Me Rule'
    fuck this broke ass hasbeen, he couldnt even out sell 2chainz and keef is spittin hotter bars, in fact you bitch made nerds dont even realize Ja Rule is the real brain power behind illmatic, ja's head is always flowing with great ideas that he felt like helpin a nigga out with his second thoughts.
    • Anonymous
      Good joke.
  • Anonymous
    "They both richer and more succesful than you are or more than likely ever will be" So what? That doesn't make them better people. They just got lucky.
  • Anonymous
    The King is Back
  • adam
    This whole Premo/Pete Rock/LargePro thing, people just need to get over it. I would love to hear Nas over them too but he proved on LIG that he doesnt need them. The No ID/S. Remi duo worked extremely well. My problem with Nas is he always does one or two things that make you say "...the fuck?" like using Swizz Beatz or thinking doing that songs w/ Rick Ross is a good idea. That is another thing Nas never catches flak for. People continually bitch out how they want him to do songs with AZ and all these other great MCs but no one ever mentions how he is all over these YM/MMG songs (Nicki, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Tyga, Meek Mill). I guess he is tryin to keep his name out there? IDK is not like he is falling off but whatever... IMO, do songs w/ whoever you want but keep these clowns off YOUR album please!!
  • Anonymous
    cool some decent hip hop for a change
  • TT
    Nas is the greatest no doubt, and people are talking about his money? How laughable.
  • subz
    ....Nah, Life is Good dispite the problems we face every, if you focus on life is a Bitch and focing on the probnlem rather than the solitions. then life will sure be SHIT!!!!!
    • Anonymous
      thanks professor smfh
  • subz
    i cant wait, he always suprises the fans with great art work of music, i truly respect NAS, his music is so important
  • GBtha G
    I luv Nas he much better than bitch obama.I jus didnt understand why tha fuck he called dat album lifes good when in in fact its jus a bitch.... yo I'm jus keepin it Ol Skool, muthafuckaz.
    • Anonymous
      hes not the best
    • F***k O**
      Fuck off right wing white boy
    • Anonymous
      Whens that new Obama dropping SON
    • shrerm
      I THINK HE WAS REFERRING TO HIM GETTING PAST KELIS,AND REALLY EMBRACIS AND APPRECIATING WHAT HE DID HAVE.
  • top mcs
    nas black thought big pun big l q-tip common
  • doggfather
    and where is the duo album with Common?!?!
    • Anonymous
      lol common
    • doggfather
      why lol?!