Rapper Nas is finally working with top producer Scott Storch after years of conflicting schedules - and Jay-Z will also be present at the recording sessions. Nas, real name NASIR BIN OLU DARA JONES, and Storch are longterm friends who always talk about working together. Storch, who has worked with artists including Beyonce Knowles and Method Man, says, "He's been a friend for many years, and we've worked in the capacity of doing cameos on songs for other people's projects. "However, owing to geographical or scheduling issues, we had never got it together for a straight up Nas album. So this is the first. "And now that he's aligned forces with JAY-Z, it's an even cooler situation."