This week, Nas is taking Hip-Hop back to the 1990s. On Thursday, the Grammy award-winning rapper shared the Rap Caviar x Spotify Singles exclusive track “Life Is Like A Dice Game,” a Cordae and Freddie Gibbs-assisted remake of Nas’ classic 1993 freestyle. Now, on Friday, Nas has doubled up on the nostalgia and released a 25th-anniversary edition of his sophomore album It Was Written.
The special extended version of the triple-platinum album featured two additional songs, but neither of them was new per se. The first song added on the project was “Silent Murder,” which has been included in previous “Best Of”-esque compilations on DSPs, but the other track, “Street Dreams (Bonus Verse),” makes its streaming debut with the re-release of It Was Written.