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Nas’ 11th studio album, Nasir, has been declared an “instant classic” by excited fans online after an exclusive listening party took place in Queens, New York yesterday. The record is a seven-track affair, mirroring recent G.O.O.D. Music releases, and is produced by Kanye West.

It’s been six years since the NYC rapper’s last album, Life Is Good, and 24 years since standout debut Illmatic, so fan apprehension was understandable. But any fears were dispelled almost instantly, with listeners raving about the album on social media. Not only was Nas showered with praise, but some went as far to hail the record as some of Kanye’s best production work ever.

Nasir is awaiting release on all major streaming sites, but you can stream the listening party below. Check it out and peruse the internet’s first reactions beneath.

Waiting on the drop

The good

The great

And the wowed

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