Not everyone gets the privilege of a NAS verse, but Belly managed to secure one for his new album, See You Next Wednesday. The XO Records signee revealed his reaction the first time he heard Nas’ verse on “Die for It,” which also features The Weeknd.
Some months back, I literally just had to play it back like 50 times,” he said. “I just had to absorb what was actually happening. Nas is another one of those guys growing up… tryna learn from someone like him is tough. It’s complex too, you know what I mean? So it was incredible man. Just having him on the album, having him on that song. Having my brother Abel on the song too, so it’s special, man. That video’s a movie on top of that.
He added, “I’m happy, man. He really smashed that verse and I feel like something in the song connected, either something he was feeling or something he wanted to say and I feel like it came out in that verse.