Hip-hop star Nas to publish his autobiography in 2012

'It Ain't Hard To Tell' will spill the beans on his marriage to Kelis

Nas is set to publish his autobiography, entitled It Ain’t Hard To Tell, next year.

Written with music journalist Touré, It Ain’t Hard to Tell will be released by Simon & Schuster imprint Atria Books in autumn 2012, reports the Guardian. According to Touré’s Twitter, the book has been 15 years in the making. He wrote:

This is hip-hop history… I’ve been talking to Nas about writing his autobiography for 15 years … We’ll tell his life and deconstruct some songs.

Touré also revealed that the book will not be a ‘memoir’ and will talk about all of Nas‘ life. He wrote: “A memoir is about a certain period in your life. An autobiography is about your whole life.”

Rap Radar reports that the book will cover Nas’s falling out with Jay-Z, his marriage to Kelis and his relationship with the mother of Nas‘ first child, Carmen Bryan. Bryan published her own tell-all book five years ago.