For a long time, Hip-Hop heads have always wondered in their wildest rap fantasies how a Nas and Erykah Badu track would sound. The Queensbridge legend already created classics with other hip-hop/soul queens like Lauryn Hill. And now, we finally get the first ever collaboration from Badu and the real Esco — “This Bitter Land” — and it is powerful.
The bittersweet song features Nasir tapping into his poetic roots as he spits some sobering bars that illustrates the spirit of the upcoming film, The Land, which he’s the executive producer of.
Erykah Badu’s heart wrenching vocals beautifully illustrates the dark and tragic surroundings of Cleveland, Ohio, the setting of the movie, across the tear jerking violin. Starring Badu herself, the film is about a group of young Cleveland skateborders who aspires to travel to California and turn pro, but unfortunately are caught up in illegal activities.
The soundtrack will be out this Friday (July 29_) — and also features Pusha T, Stally, Jeremih, MGK, Dave East, and many more. You can pre-order it here.