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Nas and Erykah Badu join forces on “This Bitter Land” — listen

Plus, hear Pusha T and Jeremih collaborate on "Paid"

    On July 29th, Nas’ executive-produced film The Land hits theaters. The Steven Caple Jr.-directed feature “tells the story of four teenage boys who devote their summer to escaping the streets of Cleveland to pursue a dream life of professional skateboarding.”

    Ahead of the flick’s opening day, “This Bitter Land”, a song off the accompanying soundtrack, has been released. A somber yet sweeping orchestral number, it sees Nas link up with fellow veteran musician Erykah Badu, who pulls double duty as one of The Land’s leading ladies.

    Check it out.

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    Along with Nas and Badu, Pusha T, Jeremih, and Nosaj Thing contributed to the film’s OST, which also arrives this Friday via Mass Appeal. Update — Thursday, July 28th at 10:15 a.m. CT: Hear Pusha T and Jeremih’s catchy collaborative track “Paid” below; the entire soundtrack is streaming over at NPR.com.

    Revisit a trailer for The Land:

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