Back in May, Nas announced his new label Mass Appeal Records, and Monday night he shared that imprint’s first track, a collaboration between Young Thug, Freddie Gibbs and A$AP Ferg.
“Old English,” which was produced by Salva and Nick Hook, relies heavily on Thugger’s adenoidal wheeze to drive its murky ode to malt liquor. Gibbs and Ferg, both recently off acclaimed full-lengths, also turn in nimble-tongued performances, but it’s Thug’s elastic vocalizations that steal the show.
This track is due out as part of Mass Appeal Vol. I, the label’s first compilation, on September 2. That comp will also feature contributions from Pusha T, Juicy J, Pimp C, YG (who recently released the Essential My Krazy Life), Mac Miller, Boldy James, Fashawn, Bishop Nehru, and more.