June 11, 2008 1:07

Nas reveals new album details

Controversial release is due out this summer

Nas reveals new album details
Nas has revealed the details of his forthcoming album, due out in the US next month.

The album was originally going to be called 'Nigger', but Nas decided to leave it untitled following rumours that stores would not carry it with such a controversial title, as previously reported.

Nas' ninth studio album is due out in the US on July 15 and features collaborations with Mark Ronson, Stic.Man from Dead Prez, Jay Electronica, Stargate, DJ Cool & Dre, among others.

The album's first single, 'Hero', was produced by Polow Da Don. Grammy-winning producer Ronson took the helm for 'Fried Chicken', a collaboration featuring Busta Rhymes.

"We met Grammy night in LA, and he said he wanted some stuff from me for the album," said the Ronson in a statement. "I started thinking to myself, as a Nas fan, 'What kind of beats would I love to hear him over?' That's how the Dapkings and I came up with the track for 'Fried Chicken'".

--By our Los Angeles staff.
[url="/about"] Find out more about NME.[/url]

Read More On This Artist

Nas Merchandise
More News
Hudson Mohawke to release 'Chimes' EP in September
Lily Allen: 'Nobody at Radio 1 knows what the fuck they're doing'
Duran Duran suing fan club for £23,500
Details announced for The Warehouse Project 2014 line-up
Courtney Love says production on Kurt Cobain biopic will begin in 'next 12 months'
Bloc Party's Kele Okereke to release new solo album, 'Trick'
Midweek chart update: La Roux narrowly behind Ed Sheeran in race for Number One
Lana Del Rey says 'Fucked My Way To The Top' song is commentary on public perception of...
Metallica's Lars Ulrich says Noel Gallagher inspired him to quit cocaine
Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno and comedian Noel Fielding tease 'Wu-Tang Clan' live shows
Ian Watkins loses appeal for reduced jail term; judges cite 'shocking depravity' of crimes
The Gaslight Anthem warn fans that new album 'Get Hurt' is 'completely...
Manic Street Preachers' Nicky Wire on Russell Brand's politics: 'Voting should be...
Former Lostprophets members thank fans for 'sticking with us' at first gig as No Devotion
Peaches Geldof died of heroin overdose, inquest hears
Slowdive announce two further reunion dates
James Murphy to score new Noah Baumbach film 'While We're Young'
Lostprophets' Ian Watkins to have jail term appeal considered
SBTRKT announces new album 'Wonder Where We Land' – hear first track now
Post-punkers The Pop Group announce first ever UK tour
The Raveonettes release surprise new album 'Pe'Ahi'
Alt-J score short film 'Wander With Me' - watch

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today