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Press Release |  12 Feb 2019 19:34 |  By RnMTeam

DIVINE's latest release with Naezy, 'NY se Mumbai' features hip-hop legend Nas

MUMBAI: DIVINE added yet another feather to his cap of laurels with a collaboration featuring the legendary rapper Nas. ‘NY se Mumbai’ the latest release on JioSaavn’s Artist Originals label is a global collaboration featuring Indian rapper DIVINE and Naezy, hip-hop legend Nas, Grammy Award-winning producer iLL Wayno, and actor Ranveer Singh.  

‘NY Se Mumbai feat. Nas’ (NY to Mumbai) is the end credit song for Gully Boy, starring Ranveer and Alia Bhatt and directed by Zoya Akhtar. Nas is also an executive producer for Gully Boy.

“Nas is my idol, I’ve looked up to him all my life," says the Mumbai-based rapper. “When I first heard his album Illmatic it gave me the chills, I was inspired to tell my story. I saw him perform in Dubai recently... I was shook and inspired all over again. I cannot digest that I’m on the same beat as him. Big shoutout to everyone that made this happen. And Naezy is back! Hip-hop zindabad!" he adds.

‘NY se Mumbai’ was a global production. With Naezy, Divine, and Ranveer recording out of Mumbai, the record was developed with AO producers XD Pro in Toronto; iLL Wayno of Mass Appeal Records, who worked alongside the AO A&R team in New York; and, of course, Nas in Los Angeles.

Grammy Award winning producer iLL Wayno said, “Working on ‘NY se Mumbai’, for me, was an affirmation of my understanding that hip-hop has a global reach and cultures around the world are more similar than they are different.  We all share similar experiences and this song was a collaborative effort to showcase that.”

Gully Boy releases on 14 February.