Nas and Mariah Carey go back like babies with pacifiers. It’s been more than a decade since the two exchanged love notes on the 1999 remix to Mimi’s “Thank God I Found You,” but the two will make perfect harmony once more on her forthcoming album The Art Of Letting Go.
Rumors of their reunion on wax first sparked after Nick Cannon’s spouse shared a photo on Instagram of her, Nasir and manager/ producer Jermaine Dupri in the studio (below), but Carey confirmed that the collaboration with Mr. Jones will make the LP and be among the favorites.
“We have yet to finish our collaboration but it’s one of people’s favorite records, even though it’s nowhere near finished, and even though it’s not at that [right] place yet,” Carey told MTV News last October.
“I’m just happy to work with her, man. Me and Mariah go back,” the Queensbridge rapper told VIBE Sunday night (Feb. 2) at Hennessy’s private event in New York City. “She called me, I was with it and it was all love.
For those expecting a “Make It Last Forever” spin-off with the finger-wagging songbird, Nas teases it won’t be. “It’s gonna be a different theme,” he says.
Carey’s Art of Letting Go is slated to drop this year.—Adelle Platon