Chile! Y’all heard what happened between Nas and Erykah Badu in the studio?! Lawd…

ErykahBaduNas5_article It was revealed earlier this month that Erykah Badu and Nas were collaborating on the soundtrack for the film, “The Land.” The sad yet beautiful song, “This Bitter Land” premiered today, ahead of the movie and soundtrack release on Friday.

In the song, Nas begins with “Running on the concrete, across the train tracks / The devil is behind me, and the ghetto’s where you’ll find me / It’s where I stays at” and addresses police brutality. He then tells those making the decisions that are negatively impacting him and his community, “stop riding me, stop driving us into a suicidal ideology.” Badu sings as violins play.

“The Land” is an independent film about skateboarder kids in Cleveland. Erykah Badu stars in the movie and Nas is one of the executive producers. Other stars include Michael K. Williams (“The Wire,” “Boardwalk Empire”), and rapper Machine Gun Kelly. It’s directed by Steven Caple Jr. and executive produced by Nas. The film premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Music Festival.

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The soundtrack will also feature French Montana’s collaboration with Nas and Kanye West, “Figure It Out,” as well as new tracks from Pusha T, Jeremih, and Nosaj Thing.

The Land Soundtrack tracklist

1. “Intro” — Nosaj Thing

2. “Paid” — Pusha T & Jeremih

3. “Dopeman” — Machine Gun Kelly

4. “Figure It Out” — French Montana Feat. Kanye West & Nas

5. “Goodbye” — Ezzy

6. “Cisco’s Theme” — Fashawn

7. “Frequency High” — Stalley

8. “Angels” — Nosaj Thing

9. “Never Been Told” — Ezzy Feat. Machine Gun Kelly

10. “BAG” — Dave East

11. “Looking for Something” — Jerreau

12. “Fantasy” — Alina Baraz & Galimatias

13. “This Bitter Land” — Nas & Erykah Badu

14. “Outro” — Nosaj Thing

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