Nas has joined some of his hip-hop peers such as Juelz Santana and Busta Rhymes who became first-time voters in the 2008 election. The Queens MC — who’s on tour in Oslo, Norway — was so excited about the election that he got in the booth earlier today and recorded a new song called “Election Night,” apparently in the wee hours of the morning. DJ Green Lantern produced and sent MTV News a copy of the record.
“I’m currently on tour in Europe with Nas and we were at dinner last night talking about how crazy it is that we’re not in the states on Election Day,” Lantern wrote in an e-mail. “Someone quoted his verse from ‘Black President,’ when he said ‘What’s the Black Prez thinkin’ on Election Night?’ And Nas said, ‘Set up the mic — I’m gonna speak on that.’ And the result is ‘Election Night.’ ”
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