With Lost Tapes 2 currently in Def Jam purgatory, it looks like Nas might be leaking some tracks to keep the interest up going into 2011. This song is just wait the title implies. For longtime Nas fans, this’ll remind you of a lot of tracks that dropped circa I Am era that didn’t make it. While “Last Real Nigga Alive, Part 2″ was mostly straight spitting, here Nas pulls back lyrically and relies more on melody. Adding to that is the singing the sprinkles the initial chorus and the refrains. I thought for a second he was going to burst out into straight singing like he did on “Day Dreaming, Stay Scheming.” Thank God he didn’t. Decent track, overall. This won’t cause Def Jam to scramble for a release date, or set the world on fire in anticipation. But new Nas is always welcome, and hopefully this can be the start of more consistent Nasir drops.
NAS “SNITCH ALIBI”