Nas: Halftime

Our look at the special releases and limited editions stemming from the vinyl-focused biannual holiday

Before Nas became the legendary MC that he is today, the inimitable rapper went by the slightly harsher (if not more lyrically correct) moniker, Nasty Nas. In ’92 the young up-and-comer was tapped to contribute his song “Halftime” to the soundtrack of the Oliver Stone-directed film, “Zebrahead,” and his first single was born. As the story goes, his successful debut led to a record deal with Columbia and subsequently, his highly influential landmark album, Illmatic. For RSD, the original “Halftime” track will be reproduced on 12″ vinyl, along with an instrumental version and a B-side remix by veteran producer Joe The Butcher.