(AllHipHop News) Nas is working on his next album, and the Life Is Good follow-up will feature production by some big names. God’s Son spoke with NPR recently, and he revealed he has been putting together his next studio LP for almost two years.
“I started working with [Timbaland], I want to say a year and a half ago. I think it was the same year I dropped my last album, Life is Good,” said Nas. “I started with Tim, and it felt really powerful.”
Beside Timbo, the next Nas LP may also have tracks from fellow veteran producers Swizz Beatz and No I.D.
“I talked to Swizz, and we went through joints. And No I.D.,” stated Nas. “This the only interview I’ma talk about it, ’cause I know once this comes out, people might ask me about the record and, man, I just want to finish it and get it done.”
The NPR Q&A includes Nas commenting on some of the recent songs that motivated him to record new music. He cites Jay Electronica’s “Better In Tune With The Infinite” and SchoolBoy Q’s “Man Of The Year.”
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After shouting out Mac Miller, Bishop Nehru, Boldy James, and Fashawn, the Queens legend once again gave props to Roc Nation’s J. Cole.
“J. Cole is somebody that’s really intuitive, somebody who’s really smart beyond his years. I learn something when I talk to J.Cole,” Nas said. “But he’s always, always trying to find out some stories. If I see him, he’s gonna get a story out of me.”
In an interview with AllHipHop.com, producer Reefa also revealed that he has been in the studio with Nas as well.