Nas covers Slick Rick’s “Hey Young World” for Levi’s new Pioneer Sessions campaign.

“Nas doesn’t possess Rick’s comic sensibility, but he did inherit from Rick a keen sense for the way precise detail and carefully chosen perspective can enrich a short story, the kind that populated Illmatic and his subsequent work. Nas’ re-crafting of “Hey Young World” is true to its source, though its harder, metallic edges suggest a bluntness caused by twenty-plus years without progress.”

Check out the behind the scenes video above and download the track here.

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