Even at 50 years old, Nas continues to outrap many other artists in the game, especially when he lays down his bars over beats by Hit-Boy. In less than a year they’ve given us King’s Disease III, Magic 2, and now, Magic 3, all of which have only helped to expand the “Hood 2 Hood” hitmaker’s fanbase. His newest LP landed on streamers this past New Music Friday (September 15), markedly boasting just one guest feature from Lil Wayne on “Never Die.”
Besides that, Nas manages to captivate us on his own with his clever rhymes, reflecting on everything from the type of women who have been known to catch his eye to solidifying his status as one of the most prolific figures in hip-hop. On the 15-song tracklist, our favourite title – “Pretty Young Girl” – is located right in the middle, and it appears Spotify listeners are digging the song too.
“I think she right for me and I don’t even know her / I mean the one time I seen her, she was naturally glowin’,” Nas gasses up his dream girl in the later part of his verse. “That’s why I made this song, told the label promote it / So she can hear it, ’cause even if she don’t like rap / This still gon’ find her right where she’s at,” he continues, clearly trusting in divine timing to bring her into his life.