Finalists Announced In Nas Album Contest

Nas has announced

the finalists for Thief’s Theme – a competition Sony had opened for

UK rappers a couple of months ago.

The contest attracted

over 2,000 entries across Great Britain. Rappers were encouraged to download

the instrumental version of his single "Thief’s Theme."

The final winner

will be selected by Nas himself and brought to London courtesy of Sony Music

to record their verse in a recording studio.

The eight finalists

include Trebor, TB, Arcane, Lavish, Baby Blue, Yungun, Rising Sun and Lowkey.

The final winner

will be announced within a couple of weeks.

The winner’s

prize could be the chance of a lifetime – a verse on Nas’ upcoming

album Street’s Disciple, which is set to be released on November

29th 2004.

In related news,

Nas was expected to appear at last week’s MOBO’s, alongside his

jazz musician father, Olu Dara.

The pair was expected

to perform Nas’ new single, “Bridging the Gap,” but the performance

was canceled due to recording commitments.

Nevertheless, the

father and son combo are set to perform in the UK later this month, but dates

have yet-to-be announced.

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