Nas Launches New Record Label, Will Release Compilation Album Through It
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 05.16.2014
Plus his own music after his Def Jam contract is up...
Nas is getting into the record label business. Billboard reports that the rapper is launching Mass Appeal Records along with Peter Bittenbender in order to cultivate new acts and provide a place for his own music after his contract with Def Jam expires later this year.
The imprint will succeed Bittenbender's Decon Records, which was founded in 2002. Nas will release the first of an annual compilation album later this year, which will include himself, Future, Pusha T, Mac Miller and A$AP Mob. He will also release Lost Tapes 2, a compilation of his unreleased music, along with a posthumous album from Pimp C.
Nas said of the new label, "I'm excited to be a part of creating and supporting future careers and legacy artists, promoting love and finding new genius to help the world. I'm going to be as involved as I need to be, but I also want to be respectful of the art and give artists the space they need to grow and become themselves."
The label's music will be distributed by Sony's RED in a multi-year deal.