Nas and Gary Clark, Jr. Team Up For NFL Draft Soundtrack
Nas and Gary Clark, Jr. will collaborate to soundtrack ESPN's coverage of the 2012 NFL Draft.
The iconic MC and buzzed-about guitarist will showcase a new version of Clark's "Bright Lights" with added verses from Nas that "embody the vibe of the athlete," according to a release.
The three-day coverage of the draft will also include a pair of new Nas songs, "Train" and "The Don," both from his upcoming album. His rapper's latest studio effort is set to drop "this summer," Nas revealed in a Def Jam conference call on Thursday.
He previously worked with the sports network in 2010, narrating a feature on Liberian amputees for the show "E:60."
"I know this from experience: every rookie has the chance to become a Hall of Famer. It's why we never miss a game, even a play," Nas said in a release. "Props to the NFL and ESPN for keeping us hooked on professional football all year round. As a fan, I'm happy to be part of it."
"I have mad respect for Nas and the things he's put out there over the years," Clark added. "I really enjoyed working on this project with ESPN and look forward to seeing the whole thing come together."