Namely, what exactly are NaS and AZ doing in the studio together?
Are they just working on a song to be featured on one or both of their future albums?
Is this just a mixtape track they're working on?
Did they just happen to be in the same studio at the same time and came together for a chronic break?
Or, the most obviously glaring question -- have they come together to record a collaborative album as a response to Jay-Z and Kanye's most recent effort, which has some Hiphop traditionalists disappointed at its alternative approach?
|At the 'Nasty' video shoot this month.|
Personally I'm still waiting on NaS to record that album produced entirely by DJ Premier, a rumor started years ago that still raises eyebrows and hopes alike at the potential full length collaboration.
However, if a NaS-AZ album does come go fruition, it's unlikely that there will be any complaints lyric-wise from fans and critics who recognize the two emcees as being at the top of their field, especially when paired together.
The quality of the album's production, a factor that has been known to take a back seat to the actual rhymes -- something that has plagued albums from NaS more so than AZ -- is another story, though.
One thing is undeniable -- these two have a rich history of creating great music together, so until I hear otherwise I'm going to assume that in the future that trend will continue to be true.
Amazingly, outside of visuals for The Firm -- and this Sprite commercial -- they have never filmed an actual music video for any of their duets. Below are some examples of what we the listeners have to [hopefully] look forward to: