Nas and Erykah Badu have just dropped a new single, “This Bitter Land” from the soundtrack for the upcoming film The Land, executive produced by Nas. And it’s just as jamming as you thought it’d be.
Over mournful strings Badu channels Nina Simone with haunting, stripped down vocals before Nas spits a poignant rap about survival.
“Either you’re busy livin’ or busy dyin’, so what you gonna do?” the rapper asks. He adds, “Cops shot us up / He get a medal then retire