Nas has made the decision to change the release
date of his latest album God's Son, due to rampant bootlegging. The album
will drop on Friday December 13, four days earlier than anticipated.
"God's Son is my most personal album,"
Nas told AllHipHop.com. "I poured my heart and spirit into it. It's important
to me that the fans hear my album the way I intended."
Various versions of the Queens bred rapper's
7th album have appeared on the street and on the Internet. Nas said that he
decided to break the music industry's tradition of releasing records on Tuesday,
to thwart any future sales losses.
"When you buy a bootleg or pirate a download
off the net, you don't get the real thing," Nas continued. "The sound
sucks, the sequencing is wrong, you're probably missing some tracks, and you
don't even get the artwork and CD bonuses."
God's Son features production from Eminem, Alicia
Keys, Salaam Remi and the Alchemist.