Nas is all about controversy. After “Baracking” the mic on his mixtape jam, Black President, the Brooklyn lyricist is back with Hero, the first official single off his Untitled album. As can be expected, Nas is his typical brutally honest self, cramming a handful of provocative rhymes into every bar with a furious intensity. His three verses are backed by the unlikely production of Polow Da Don, who provides an energetic beat laced with a music box synth dancing above epic drums. While nobody really knows what to expect from Untitled, which drops July 15, songs like Hero indicate that Nasir Jones is once again out for blood. Let’s just hope that the album lives up to all its hype, because the man is already angry enough as it is.
Note: The streaming of “Hero” has temporarily been suspended.
Ill Will/Def Jam
First DJ Booth Appearance:
"She Don't (Remix)" (2006)
Member Reviews and Ratings
- DJ Drama x Don Cannon x Trendsetter Sense - The Boondocks Mixtape (Season 4)
- Mick Jenkins - Steam
- Top Hip Hop / R&B Music Chart (April 14, 2014)
- Future - Honest LP
- Nas - Illmatic XX
- Dizzy Wright - State of Mind EP
- Locksmith - A Thousand Cuts
- 25 Most Popular Hip-Hop & R&B Songs of March 2014
- Behind The Boards Interview Series: !llmind
- The Best Hip Hop Songs & Albums of 2013!
Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.