Nas turns into an anti-drug educator on “Angel Dust,” a new single from the latest season of his popular Netflix program, “The Get Down.”
Over a soulful beat, Esco explains the impact that angel dust has on its users. “Angels with dirty faces,” he raps. “Angels with broken wings / The devil’s dust, PCP, invaded bloodstreams.”
Later, the “Get Down” executive producer and narrator reveals why it’s best to stay away from drug dealing too. “The sidewalk was my brother’s office,” he raps. “We cut our losses, I had choices / I took a pen, became a voice for the voiceless / My people walking in a zombie state / Life is short, even mine’s at stake.”
“Angel Dust” soundtracks the opening scenes of the show’s third episode in its second season. The visual follow Nas’ lyrics quite literally, with explicit depictions of drug use and its effects.
Beyond his work with the Netflix series, Esco is also crafting a pilot for “Street Dreams,” a BET program based on his life.
Last year, Nas announced that his 11th album was completed on DJ Khaled’s “Nas Album Done.” However, he has yet to reveal its release date.
Listen to “Angel Dust” below.