Yesterday a tweet by author dream hampton created speculation that hip-hop mystery man Jay Electronica was a ghostwriter on Nas’ controversial Untitled album. Shortly afterwards, fwmj, a friend of Jay co-signed dream’s claim leaving many to wonder: did Jay Electronica really ghostwrite for Nas!?
Just 13 days after the patiently-awaited Untitled finally dropped, Nas is planning on staying busy in the near future. In an interview last week, Nas said he’d like to do an entire album with DJ Premier, an entire album with Dr. Dre, and drop them both on the same day. Though Nas hasn’t collaborated with DJ Premier in quite some time, the two seem to still have a mutual respect for one another and a working relationship that could actually possibly make this happen. As far as Dre, he’s been one of the most quiet producers in the game over the past years, and that album may be a little harder to see through. Regardless, to add onto Nas’s tall order, he told MTV he’d like to do an entire album with Kelis. Whether or not these exclusive collaborations will ever see the light of day remains to be seen, but after dropping Hip Hop is Dead and Untitled, you can’t really count Nas out.
After eight months of controversy leading up to his release, Nas has scored another chart-topper with Untitled. The album has pushed 113,000 units to date, already surpassing the average sales of most albums released this year. Nas’s last album, Hip Hop is Dead, was released two years ago and sold over 350,000 units.
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