Produced by his longtime collaborator Hit-Boy, Nas celebrates the physical release of Magic, the secret album the rapper dropped to streamers only last December.
Magic follows the August 2021 release of Nas’ Grammy nominated album, King’s Disease II and was produced by longtime collaborator Hit-Boy. The transcendent nine track album includes “Wave Gods” featuring A$AP Rocky and DJ Premier.
Magic is available on CD as well as classic black vinyl packaged in heavy 24pt glossy jackets, with matte finish euro inner sleeves, a 12" x 24” printed insert lyric sheet, sealed with an OBI strip.
A hip-hop icon since the early 1990s, Nas emerged from the Queensbridge neighborhood of Long Island City, a hotbed of rap artists since the ’80s. The son of jazz trumpeter Olu Dara, he has since gone on to sell over 20 million albums worldwide over the span of his legendary career and has acted as an ambassador for hip-hop culture throughout the globe. The first full-length album by the poet and rhyme-master Nas arrived in 1994, the RIAA platinum Illmatic. Since then he has released nine solo albums and three compilation albums that have been certified double-platinum, platinum or gold. In recent years, Nas has transcended mere rapper status and engaged in greater levels of philanthropy. He is an avid UNICEF supporter, helping to raise funds for East African region Horn of Africa and teaming up with the family of George Harrison for the organization’s Month of Giving. Nas also donated all proceeds of Distant Relatives, his 2010 collaboration with longtime friend Damian Marley, to help end poverty in Africa.