Nas and DJ Premier Tease Album, Share New Song “Define My Name”: Listen

Nas’ iconic debut album, Illmatic, celebrates its 30th anniversary today (April 19). To mark the occasion, the Queens rapper has released a new song with one of his most famous Illmatic collaborators, DJ Premier. Listen to the hip-hop artists’ “Define My Name” below. Also below, see Nas’ upcoming tour dates.

“Define My Name” is released via Nas’ Mass Appeal. According to a press release, the rapper and DJ Premier are going to drop a collaborative album later in 2024.

DJ Premier produced Illmatic’s “N.Y. State of Mind,” “Memory Lane (Sittin’ in da Park),” and “Represent.” He also contributed to Nas’ It Was Written, I Am…, Nastradamus, and Stillmatic.

Nas released two studio albums in 2023: the Hit-Boy collaborations Magic 2 and Magic 3.

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Nas: Illmatic 30 Year Anniversary Tour


05-04 Las Vegas, NV – Lovers & Friends
06-01 Philadelphia, PA – Roots Picnic
06-30 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
07-12 London, Ontario – Harris Park
07-19 Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
07-21 Vienna, VA – Filene Center at Wolf Trap
08-10 Nidau, Switzerland – Strandbad Biel
08-12 Locorotondo, Italy – Masseria Ferragnano
08-16 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands – Lowlands Festival
08-17 London, England – Victoria Park
10-22 Helsinki, Finland – House of Culture
10-24 Stockholm, Sweden – B-K
10-25 Copenhagen, Denmark – K.B. Hallen
10-27 Cologne, Germany – Palladium
10-30 Milan, Italy – Fabrique
10-31 Zurich, Switzerland – Halle 622
11-02 Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
11-03 Berlin, Germany – Uber Eats Music Hall
11-05 Amsterdam, Netherland – AFAS Live
11-07 Paris, France – Le Zenith
11-08 Offenbach, Germany – Stadthalle Offenbach
11-10 Manchester, England – O2 Victoria Warehouse
11-11 Edinburgh, Scotland – Usher Hall
11-14 Wolverhampton, England – University Wolverhampton at the Civic Hall
11-15 London, England – Royal Albert Hall