Last night, Mass Appeal held a special Q&A session celebrating the release of El-P and Killer Mike's new RTJ2 album, which was officially released earlier this week. In quite the surprise however, Nas, who is invested in the Mass Appeal label, made an appearance at the event, to first talk about his appreciation for the music that Run The Jewels are making, and then to debut his new single, "The Season," which is produced by the late J. Dilla.
Earlier in the month, Nas had announced that the new single was coming soon and that it would eventually land on his upcoming 12th studio album, which he has yet to announce the title of. The beat, which was originally Dilla's track "Gobstopper" from his Donut album, certainly builds considerable hype for what Nas has on deck for the culture and his fans. Check out the footage above and stay tuned for more details on the release of the single.
UPDATE 10/30/14 5:40PM: After sharing a preview Wednesday evening (Oct. 29), Nas finally drops "The Season." The Queensbridge veteran spits his tried-and-true delivery over Dilla's groovy backdrop, sending a playful shot in the direction of Jay Electronica and Jay Z while also shouting out his brother. "Jay Elec doesn't write, Hov couldn't write it, he vacationing/Jungle the only brother I take shit from." Check out "The Season" below.