After promising new music for some time, Nas finally delivers. “The Season” is written over the immutable “Gobstopper” beat, produced by the late, but never forgotten, J Dilla. Widely regarded (and almost always ranked) as one of the best MCs of all time, Nasty Nas has been keeping himself busy. Between promoting his film, Time is Illmatic, and relaunching his clothing label, it’s lucky we get to hear something new from him at all. But writing is really what the genius lyricist does best and it shows, as he rhymes to the jazzy instrumental, shutting down (ridiculous) rumors of ghost writing and paying homage to Jay Dee and his hometown. There’s no word yet on when his last album with Def Jam will drop, but it’s safe to say that we can definitely be looking forward to it.