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Nas Releases New Album ‘Magic 2’

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New York, NY – Hip-hop legend Nas has released his 16th studio album, Magic 2, the sequel to his 2021 Hit-Boy executive produced album Magic

The album is 11 tracks long and features a mix of hard-hitting beats and soulful grooves. Nas’s lyrics are as sharp as ever, and he tackles a wide range of topics on the album, including his legacy as a rapper, the dangers of gun violence, and the state of the world.

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The album opens with the track “Abracadabra” a boastful diss track aimed at Nas’s critics. The Queensbridge lyricist takes aim at those who have doubted his ability to stay relevant in the hip-hop world, and he delivers some of his best lines on the album.

Another highlight from the album is “Office Hours” featuring 50 Cent. Prior to the album’s arrival, 50 Cent took to Instagram to ramp up the excitement for his feature. 

“Yal ain’t herd me in minute, @nas felt like it was time so it’s done. Check us out Friday 7.21 MAGIC 2 (Office Hours) QGTM Boom,” he wrote in his caption underneath the Magic 2 cover art.

On “One Mic, One Gun,” Nas breaks bread with 21 Savage and gloats excessively about his achievements and status in hip hop. The collb was originally released last fall as a sign of good faith after 21 Savage claimed “Nas was not relevant in today’s music scene.” On the joint, 21 gave the rap pioneer his flowers, rapping: “when you turn a legend, no such thing as relevance”

“Magic 2” is Nas’ fifth project in 3 years. The Bravehearts veteran has been on a rampage, which began with King’s Disease in 2020. He continued the run with King’s Disease II in August 2021, and released the first Magic album three months later.

Fans React Positively to Nas’ New Album Magic 2

The album has been met with positive reviews from fans, with many praising Nas’ lyrical prowess and Hit-Boy’s production. 

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“Craziest thing about the Nas/Hit Boy series is NONE of them sound the same AT ALL #MAGIC2” One fan wrote.

Another fan said: “Nas has mastered the art of making albums. All songs complement each other this is my second listen no skips all songs dope asl 😭😭 this was the same occurrence when I listened to magic.”

“This is my fave Nas/Hit Boy album,” wrote another fans. 

Another person wrote: “Magic2 is CRAZY! @Hit_Boy sounds like he sampled the scores from Houdini starring silent films from the 20’s. Nas flow is STUPID CRAZY throughout! Album of the year AGAIN!”

“Magic 2 is good, not great. Nas did sound dope & had multiple flows. Production solid, not great. I believe it was a cool effort to add to their run, which apparently isn’t over according to some lyrics Nas spit. It appears that another album will happen.👑👊🏽👌🏾”

“Magic 2” is available now on all streaming platforms. Streaming it below and let us know your thoughts. 

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