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Nas' 'I Am... The Autobiography' Is Getting an Official Release

Nas' 'I Am... The Autobiography' Is Getting an Official Release

Published Wed, October 4, 2023 at 11:43 AM EDT

Nas' I Am is one of those albums steeped in intrigue and mystique. First, there's the rumor that Nas almost suffocated while shooting the Egyptian-themed cover. Next, there is the controversy surrounding the Diddy-assisted single, "Hate Me Now," whose video — depicting Diddy being crucified — led to a skirmish at Steve Stoute's office.

However, the album's preliminary leak is probably the most notable event — given that it led to a restructuring of the album that Nas intended to put out in the first place — which included a double disc.

Thus, songs like “Poppa Was a Player,” “Fetus (Belly Button Window),” “Drunk By Myself” never saw official releases.

Until now.

In honor of Record Store Day, Nas' I Am... The Autobiography, will go from mythical what if, to a tactile thing. Legacy Recordings bills it as featuring, " 2 unreleased tracks, as well as many other rarities that have been on limited vinyl and 12" previously, as well as deluxe packaging. A must-have for any Nas and die-hard Hip-Hop head!"

I Am... The Autobiography drops 11/24.

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