Nas announces listening party for new album produced by Kanye West

The announcement comes a day after Kanye revealed the tracklist for Nas' first studio album in six years by teasing the track list on his now-famous whiteboard

                            Nas announces listening party for new album produced by Kanye West
Rapper Nas (Source: Getty Images)

Friday marks the release of a new solo album from rap icon Nas, the album will be the fourth in an ongoing series of seven-track records being produced by Kanye West. The album will be the rapper's twelfth studio album and his first record since 2012’s 'Life Is Good'.

In anticipation of the release — as has been a tradition with the other three albums released by Kanye so far — Nas will be hosting a listening party for the new album in New York City tonight on Thursday, Pitchfork reports.

The announcement came via the Twitter account of Elliott Wilson, the founder of Rap Radar and former Editor-in-Chief of XXL Magazine, who tweeted that an ‘album listening event’ would be taking place today – although details about timings and the exact location of the party have not been confirmed.

It’s also unclear at this point if the listening party will be streamed on the WAV app like the previously-held listening parties for Kid Cudi's 'Kids See Ghosts' and Kanye's very own 'ye'.

The album will be the fourth in the recent series of album releases through Kanye's G.O.O.D. Music label. The first was Pusha-T's 'Daytona', which was followed by Kanye's own 'ye', and then Kid Cudi's 'Kids See Ghosts'. Kanye is three-for-three so far with a hat-trick of well-received albums.

On Wednesday, staying in tune with the trend of teasing tracks on his now-famous whiteboard, Kanye posted a photo of the whiteboard on Twitter which unveiled the tracklisting of Nas' album. Meanwhile, the title of the album remains under wraps and it looks like it'll be a surprise when the album drops tomorrow.

In case you're having trouble with Yeezus' handwriting, here's the tracklist below:

01. Everything
02. Bonjour
03. Not For Radio
04. Adam And Eve
05. Simple Things
06. Cops
07. I Can Explain

Recently, Nas featured in the Netflix eight part docu-series 'Rapture' which took a close look at the personal and professional lives of eight MCs and rappers. Nas episode featured his latest protege Dave East and explored the complexity of relationships in the hood and the shadow it bears on a successful hip-hop career. Read our full review of the show here.