The DJ Premier and A$AP Rocky assisted track “Wave God’s” from Nas and Hit Boy’s most recent collaborative project Magic, released at the tail end of 2021, was given new life on Wednesday (March 23), after the Queens legend shared the visuals to the single.
“Me and ASAP rocky had to pull up and Pray for @nas he’s working on his 4th album in less than 2 years with all Hit-boy beats,” the HS87 producer joked about the “Wave Gods” hospital scene on Instagram. “That’s a SICK guy.”
A$AP Rocky is credited as co-director of the song’s music video, along with veteran directors Hidji and Spike Jordan. The video opens with the quote “every choice you make, makes you.” The video encapsulates hip-hop culture throughout its evolution, boasting shots of turntables, spinning vinyl, and, footage of the rappers living their everyday lives.
“No comparison we more solid than they are,” Nas raps on the hook. “Me and Hit-Boy they say we like the new Gang Starr.”
Nas’ MAGIC is the third collaborative album between himself and Hit-Boy following 2020’s King’s Disease and August’s King’s Disease 2. On the song “Ugly” off of the new LP, the rapper confirmed the trilogy will continue, rapping “KD3 is on the way, this just to feed the buzz.”
Nas was recently one of the headlining acts at Los Angeles’ Smokin’ Grooves music festival along with hip-hop and R&B legends, Erykah Badu, The Roots, Slum Village, and more. The festival faced some criticism due to technical difficulties, and premature ending to headliner Erykah Badu’s set.
Watch the music video for Nas’ “Wave Gods” with A$AP Rocky and DJ Premier above and stay tuned for more classic hip-hop news.