Nas hosted a listening event for his 11th studio album, Nasir, in his old Queens, New York stomping grounds on Thursday night (June 14).
The rapper played the seven-track album produced entirely by Kanye West to a crowd of rap legends, members of the press and music industry vets under the Queensboro Bridge. West, his wife Kim Kardashian West, La La Anthony, Pusha T and Chris Rock were among those in attendance.
Nasir was supposed to be available on all streaming platforms following the livestream of the event on June 15; however, at the time of this posting, the album is only available on YouTube via the listening event.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 15, 2018
Although the album will be released through a Mass Appeal and Def Jam Records partnership, Nasir is the fourth LP of the five exclusively produced by Ye. Pusha T’s Daytona, West’s Ye and Kid Cudi & West’s collaborative effort, Kids See Ghosts, have dropped the Friday of each week since Memorial Day weekend, with listening parties in New York City, Wyoming and Los Angeles, respectively. Teyana Taylor’s album is slated to release on June 22.
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