Nas and Mary J. Blige have teamed up on a new track called "Thriving."

The song debuted Wednesday on Ebro Darden's Beats 1 radio show. Blige appeared on the broadcast to introduce the track and to speak on her and Nas' forthcoming tour.

"I was hanging out with [Nas] and Puff around New Year's Eve, and the next day, I think maybe two days later, I got a text from him saying, 'Do you want to go on the road together?'" Blige said. "It all made sense because we came out in 1994, both of us. And it's the 25th anniversary of both of our albums."

The multi-hyphenate explained "Thriving" was about overcoming obstacles and moving forward no matter what.

"That's basically what 'Thriving' means to me: by any means necessary," she said. "Don't be stopped and don't get stuck [...] Just keep growing by any means necessary."

You can stream "Thriving" now on Apple Music/iTunes.

Blige and Nas will kick off their North American tour July 19 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The trek will include stops in Atlanta, Detroit, Austin, Las Vegas, and Toronto. Check out the full schedule below.

July 11 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
July 13 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 14 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily's Place*
July 16 – Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre
July 20 – Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
July 21 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
July 24 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
July 25 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park
July 28 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 31 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
Aug. 2 – Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 3 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
Aug. 6 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
Aug. 9 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
Aug. 14 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug. 16 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
Aug. 17 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
Aug. 20 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
Aug. 22 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
Aug. 25 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
Aug. 31 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater
Sept. 1 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
Sept. 10 – Toronto, ON –Budweiser Stage

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