Featuring Kanye West, Erykah Badu, Pusha T and more
This week Nas appeared at the New York premiere of The Land, which coincided with the release of the film’s soundtrack on Spotify.
The US rapper worked as a producer on the movie and also curated the music, which features Kanye West, Erykah Badu, French Montana, Machine Gun Kelly, Pusha T, Jeremih, Ezzy, Nosaj Thing and Nas himself.
Written and directed by Stephen Caple Jr, The Land depicts the life of a young skateboarder aspiring to headier heights than “the hood” he inhabits in Cleveland, Ohio.
Speaking at the premiere about his track ‘This Bitter Land’, a collaboration with Erykah Badu that will be the first single off the soundtrack, Nas said: “We were motivated by the film, the story. What the story made us feel, we had to put the music together to fit that.”
The Land is out in New York and LA now, and opens elsewhere on August 4.
Listen to The Land soundtrack in full below:
Fellow artist on The Land, Pusha T is currently selling ‘Delete Your Account’ t-shirts in support of Hillary Clinton.
The phrase comes from a now infamous tweet sent from Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s Twitter account to her Republican opposite number Donald Trump.
The shirts also have the hashtag #IMWITHHER on the back – a Twitter trend used to show support for Clinton.
“SMH at the idea of undoing Obama’s legacy w/ a vote for this BUFFOON,” wrote Pusha on Twitter.
All proceeds from the t-shirts, which are available from the rapper’s online store, will go to prison reform organisation Re-Imagine Justice.