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Nas in Conversation

Gilles talks to New York rap star Nas about his tenth album, Life is Good.

Gilles is in conversation with New York rap star Nas, who discusses his tenth album, Life Is Good.

Nas also discusses the passing of the Beastie Boy's MCA, and his favourite lyricist, who is someone quite surprising outside of hip hop.

Album of the week comes courtesy of Ethiopian pianist, Samuel Yirga whose Guzo album comes out at the start of July, plus Gilles makes a family connection with his Bloodlines feature.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Alabama Shakes

    Hang Loose

    • Rough Trade.
  • The Rongetz Foundation

    Go Go Soul (featuring Gregory Porter)

    • Heavenly Sweetness.
  • Akalé Wubé


    • Nabligam.
  • Album of the Week

    • Samuel Yirga

      Firma Ena Wereket

      • Real World.
    • Little Dragon


      • Peacefrog.
    • Blundetto

      Walk Away Now (Blackjoy remix)

      • Heavenly Sweetness.
    • Luther Vandross

      You're The Sweetest One

      • Epic.
  • The Do-Over

    • Don Blackman

      Hearts Desire

      • GRP.
    • Sunlight Square Orchestra

      Heart's Desire

      • White.
  • Album of the Week

    • Samuel Yirga

      Nou Se Soleil

      • Real World.
    • Samuel Yirga

      I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun

      • Real World.
    • Nas

      The Don (Massive Attack remix)

      • Def Jam.
    • Nicolas Jaar

      Why Didn't You Save Me?

      • Circus.
    • Dimlite

      Se Se Sc

      • White.
    • Troumaca


      • White Label.
    • Cid Rim


      • White.
    • Theophilus London feat. Machine Drum

      Live In Me (Paris 96)

      • White.
    • Homeboy Sandman

      Hold Your Head

      • Stones Throw.
    • Joey Bada$$ feat CJ Fly

      Don't Front

      • White.
    • Don Ellis

      Theme from French Connection (Edit)

      • White.
    • Super Cat

      Dance Inna New York

      • Matrix.
  • Olu Dara

    Jungle Jay (feat. Nas)

    • In The World - From Natchez To New York.
    • Atlantic.
  • Nas

    The Don

    • Life Is Good.
    • Def Jam Recordings.
  • Nas

    Nas Is Like

    • Columbia.
  • Beastie Boys

    Brass Monkey

  • Beastie Boys & Nas

    Too Many Rappers

    • Parlophone.
  • Azealia Banks


    • Interscope Records.
  • Bob Dylan

    The Times They Are A-Changin' 

    • Columbia.
  • Nas

    Made You Look

    • Columbia.
  • The Last Poets

    It's A Trip

    • Mau Mau Records.
  • Nas

    Get Down

    • God's Son.
    • Columbia.
  • Nas


    • Columbia.
  • Solis Lacus

    Peace Please

    • Heavenly Sweetness.
  • DJ Nuts in the Studio

    • DJ Nuts


      • White.
    • DJ Nuts

      Tamba Salad Mix

      • White.
  • Backroom Babylon

    • A Curva Da Cintura

      Ce Nao Vai Me Acompanhar

      • Mais Um Discos.
    • Trio Tekke

      In Da (Alt Version)

      • Trio Tekke.
    • War

      The World Is A Ghetto (Disco Mix)

      • United Artists.
    • Rudimental feat. MNEK & Syron


      • Black Butter.


6 acts Gilles Peterson is buzzing about right now

6 acts Gilles Peterson is buzzing about right now

Gilles shares six recent arrivals who he currently has on heavy rotation.