Nas Has Great Taste in Beastie Boys Songs
The Beastie Boys played Bonnaroo this weekend, bringing out Nas--of all people to show up randomly in the middle of the Tennessee countryside--for a new song that is reportedly destined for the upcoming Hot Sauce Committee. That would make Nas the second confirmed guest on the record, after Santigold, and this video snippet of the song is promising--it is exactly the sort of whiney rap classicism Nas has been on the last few years, usefully leavened by the fact that the Beastie Boys actually have a sense of humor. Rolling Stone reports that Nas was apparently very excited just to be there, and that he requested "Paul Revere," the song the Beasties went into immediately after the new one. May they lament the non-death of rap together.