It's hard to believe that it's already been a little over a year since Lil Nas X dropped his debut album, Montero. A landmark release for an artist who made a historic entrance into the field by breaking the record for longest-running No.1 single on the Billboard charts, the album cemented Nas' status as more than a one-hit wonder, producing even more chart-topping singles and capping off a year of groundbreaking performances.
Not one to rest on his laurels, it looks like Lil Nas X is already working on his follow-up — and it might be coming sooner than you expect. The rapper recently took to Twitter to answer questions from fans about his sophomore album, which he teased was coming "most likely [this] summer."
\u201c@lovesmontero @SneakyNas @LilVakX @GhastlyLNX @notpranto most likely summer\u201d— pranto (@pranto) 1676876147
Nas was careful not to let too many details about the new record slip, giving coy responses to whether or not there would be any features, explaining that he was still in the studio working on music and that it was going to be "hard to pick" which songs made the final tracklist. From the sound of it, though, the album may be in its final stages; Nas replied to a tweet by saying: “it’s mostly planning now. I could easily just release music but I have to build moments around this shit. I have to go bigger than before!”
\u201c@nasxmont @lovesmontero @SneakyNas @LilVakX @GhastlyLNX @notpranto ooooooh\u201d— i am reading all that (@i am reading all that) 1676908447
\u201c@teebelair @lovesmontero @SneakyNas @LilVakX @GhastlyLNX @notpranto idk i love so many songs plus i\u2019m still in the studio making music so it\u2019s gone be hard to pick\u201d— i am reading all that (@i am reading all that) 1676908447
\u201c@nasxfiddy @teebelair @lovesmontero @SneakyNas @LilVakX @GhastlyLNX @notpranto it\u2019s mostly planning now. i could easily just release music but i have to build moments around this shit. i have to go bigger than before!\u201d— i am reading all that (@i am reading all that) 1676908698
If you were hoping to hear more sad songs on Nas' sophomore album, you likely won't find many on this forthcoming project. Nas noted that "I been too happy lately" which does seem to back up previous statements he made about the album last year: that it was going to be "something fun, something for the summertime, something for the girls to get ready and party to."
As an added bonus, Nas also confirmed that the previously leaked Saucy Santana collab "Down Souf Hoes" would still be on the album.
\u201c@LilVakX @GhastlyLNX @notpranto i didn\u2019t make many of those i been too happy lately\u201d— pranto (@pranto) 1676876147
\u201c@SneakyNas @LilVakX @GhastlyLNX @notpranto it leaked but it\u2019s still on the album\u201d— pranto (@pranto) 1676876147
Now, to just keep on manifesting that Nicki Minaj collab.
Photo via Getty/ Edward Berthelot
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