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Nas co-founds label

By | Published on Tuesday 20 May 2014


Rap lord Nas is starting a label, called Mass Appeal Records after the culture publication with which he’s involved, with co-founder Peter Bittenbender. Its releases, which will include Nas’ own once his deal with Universal’s Def Jam is up later this year, will be distributed by Sony’s RED distribution business.

Amongst the first releases to come from the new venture are a compilation LP carrying tracks by Future, Pusha-T, the A$AP Mob and Mac Miller, a set of unreleased Nas tracks titled ‘The Lost Tapes 2’, and a posthumous tribute to late MC Pimp C, with new beats by Mile WiLL Made It, Juicy J and DJ Mustard.

Nas informs Billboard: “I’m excited to be a part of creating and supporting future careers and legacy artists, promoting love and finding new genius to help the world. I’m going to be as involved as I need to be, but I also want to be respectful of the art and give artists the space they need to grow and become themselves”.