Yesterday, Nas invited a select group of guests and celebrity friends to hear his 11th album, Nasir, for the first time. The record, produced by Kanye West, was given its first airing in the historic hip-hop borough of Queens, NYC.
Beneath the Queensboro Bridge, invitees turned out in their droves. And, of course, there were plenty of recognizable faces in the crowd, with the G.O.O.D. Music clan showing up in support along with Kim Kardashian, Big Boi, 2 Chainz, Chris Rock, and others.
For those who couldn't attend, record label Mass Appeal captured the event via an exclusive livestream, while plenty of those at the soirée filmed a few clips of their own.
For a full breakdown of what happened at the Nasir listening party, read on below.
Queensboro Bridge was lit
Gotta make an entrance, right?
Kim K partied with friends
King Push, Fabolous, Chris Rock, and 2 Chainz were in town, too
Kanye marveled at his masterpiece
Mobb Deep's Havoc came through
Nas feels the love in his hometown
Push confirmed the Drake beef is over
The record is a hit
And this might be the hit
The merch already dropped
Let's end on this
If you haven't listened to Nasir yet, check out the livestream below.
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