Dream has turned into reality for one of Nas‘ biggest fans. Rapper R-Mean has secured a feature from the star on his new song, “Candle of the Devil.”
Ahead of its release, R-Mean teased the track on his Instagram page. He also included a lengthy caption about linking with the King’s Disease rapper.
“Nas always been my favorite rapper. I used to dream about being in the studio with Nas as a youngin’ coming up,” R-Mean began. “But then I would wake up and be disappointed when I realized it wasn’t real. It happened many times….until one day I woke up and it wasn’t a dream.”
R-Mean says he paid homage to Nas on his 2017 song “Letter to the King,” which at the time “got a lot of love from my fans and online but that was pretty much it.” Years later he received a phone call from Nas, who’d finally gotten wind of the song.
“Nas told me ‘that s*** did something to me right now’ as he pointed to his chest,” the post read. “Three days later we were in the studio at @scottstorchofficial’s house and we created this masterpiece together on the spot!”
R-Mean says the song is “exactly what I always imagined I would create with Nas if I was given the opportunity.”
“Candle of the Devil” is out now on DSPs.
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