Nas showed off his ear for music beyond Hip Hop as the curator of an exclusive playlist for TIDAL. The veteran MC selected 21 tracks for his “No Rap In My Playlist,” which debuted on JAY-Z’s streaming service on Wednesday (August 26).
The title is a reference to a line from Nas’ song “King’s Disease” in which he raps, “No rap in my playlist, sold dimes on my day shift.” The Mass Appeal Records co-founder says his curated lineup is comprised of “some old school vibes to vibe to.”
“No Rap In My Playlist” features tracks by Michael Jackson, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Prince, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Minnie Riperton, The Isley Brothers, The Gap Band and Earth, Wind & Fire, among others.
The TIDAL playlist arrives less than a week after Nas dropped his 13th studio album King’s Disease. The LP was executive produced by Hit-Boy and featured a reunion of The Firm supergroup.
Stream Nas’ “No Rap In My Playlist” below and check out his latest album here.