Nas has been giving his mighty touch to a number of artists this year. After collaborating on Justin Bieber’s recent album, Purpose, Nas is lending an almighty hand as to Erykah Badu’s upcoming film, The Land as the executive producer, Variety reports.
The soul singer’s new film, which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, chronicles the coming-of-age tale of four teenagers from Cleveland, Ohio as they strive to make a better life. The Steve Caple Jr.-written film will also star Badu alongside Michael K. Williams.
And while Ms. Badu shows her cinematic talent in front of the camera, Nas will be showing off his behind the scenes. Named the executive producer of the film, Nas will be taking a seat at the table, helping craft the film and its soundtrack.
“[I’m a] huge fan of my man Steve Caple Jr. I think he can become the next great filmmaker. [I’m] also, very excited to be working with my former agent and friend Charles King on his first film with his new venture. All great energy around the film, which I believe will yield amazing results,” Nas said.
The verdict is still out on what stars we’ll be giving the film, but one thing that is for sure is that Nas can definitely add a refreshing perspective to the mix in terms to its production and the film’s soundtrack.