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Nas hints that long-awaited joint album with DJ Premier could finally be on the way

Photos of DJ Premier and Nas performing one.
DJ Premier, Nas. (Shutterstock/Ben Houdijk/Jamie Lamor Thompson)

Nas has hinted that a long-awaited joint album with DJ Premier could finally be on the horizon.


Word of a collaborative project by the two stars first made the rounds in 2007 after they mentioned teaming up for a full-length album during an interview with "Scratch."


On Wednesday, Nas took to Instagram to share two photos of him and Premo – one old, one new.


“Then v.s Now. What if...," the legendary emcee captioned his post.


The comments were flooded with fans excited at the prospect of Nas and DJ Premier finally coming together for a joint album after years of speculation.


"GO DO ALL THE THINGS. The people need some serious heat," commented one fan. Another wrote: "I know work when I see work."



DJ Premier has produced a number of hit tracks for Nas, including both "N.Y. State of Mind" and "Represent" from Nas' classic debut album "Illmatic," which turns 30 years old this week.


Nas recently celebrated the milestone by paying homage to those who helped him with the project, including Premo.


"Thank you Large Professor (Paul) and DJ Premier who drove into the projects to pick me up a time or two," Nas wrote on Instagram earlier this week alongside some throwback photos.


"Q-Tip, Pete Rock, and my man from The Bridge DJ LES, and my guy AZ who was just coming up himself," he added. "Thank you to everyone involved."



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