Nas and DJ Premier Tease Collaborative Album with "Define My Name"

The new song arrives on the 30th anniversary of 'Illmatic'

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BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Apr 19, 2024

Nas's classic debut album Illmatic celebrates its 30th anniversary today (April 19), and he's shared a new song with album collaborator DJ Premier to mark the occasion.

Nas and Primo have teamed up for "Define My Name," which you can hear in the player below. A press release notes that the two will deliver a collaborative album later this year.

DJ Premier contributed a trio of beats to Illmatic in 1994, producing "N.Y. State of Mind," "Memory Lane (Sittin' in da Park)" and "Represent."

Last year, Nas shared albums Magic 2 and Magic 3, rounding out a trio of Magic albums recorded with Hit-Boy. That series of LPs ran concurrently alongside their King's Disease release series, also a trio.

Revisit Exclaim!'s list of Nas Albums Ranked by Greatness.

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