On his 1996 sophomore album It Was Written, Nas debuted the track “Black Girl Lost,” and this week the Queensbridge rapper has released a follow up with the new single “Another Black Girl Lost,” which finds him offering up some cautionary words to women. There’s been no confirmation on whether the Hit-Boy-producer song will be included on his upcoming 10th album Life is Good. Listen after the jump.
Nas recently told MTV News that the project will find him opening up about all of the experiences he’s been unable to communicate over the past few years. “It’s been a long time, it’s been years since I released a solo studio album, so this record is everything,” he says. “This is everything that I’ve got to say–I guess you’ve got to live a little and you put that in your music, so it’s coming from my life.”
The album will also see Nas experimenting with new beats and pairing unexpected production with his thoughtful lyrics. “A lot of the tracks have [come from ideas] where I would take an idea from one of the guys that I’m working with and try to put it together with a different sound that I had in my head, or with someone else,” he explained. “[I] just try to get people to collaborate who are not really used to working together and to get something different from me.”
The small batch of producers working on the album includes No I.D., Saalam Remi and Da Internz.