A historic link up between two very different legends of music has just dropped. Pioneering electronic producer DJ Shadow has enlisted the help of Nas for a new song, titled “Systematic.” The track is a part of the soundtrack for the upcoming 4th season of Silicon Valley, broadcast by HBO, and is set to drop via Mass Appeal Records.
— DJ Shadow (@djshadow) April 20, 2017
Zane Lowe premiered “Systematic” premiered on his Beats 1 radio show yesterday. Nas’s Illmatic recently turned 23 years old, and this track has the foundations of a similarly classic vibe. But being co-prodcued by DJ Snake, the track is also given a more modern, syncopated and distorted approach. “Hold your breath for 15 seconds/Close your eyes, cover your ears/Do not listen,” raps Nas in the hook, “Try to feel what I’m sayin’/To make you feel is my new expression.” Listen to the track in full below.
Recently, it was announced that Nas has got his own mini-TV series on the way entitled Street Dreams. Revisit his track of the same name below.
In other music news, south-London crooner King Krule has dropped 2 new tracks via NTS Radio, which you can listen to here.