New York rap veteran Nas and DJ Khaled are up to something. The duo linked up this past weekend to start clocking in work on a new album.

Khaled went to Instagram and shared an epic shot of himself alongside Nasir Jones with the album news.

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Recently, Nas named his current Top 5 modern day hip-hop artists.

“J. Cole, Kendrick [Lamar], Drake, [Lil] Wayne, Rick Ross.”

Over the past few months, Nas has saluted New York legends like DMX, DJ Red Alert and Marley Marl.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fsj98Rfrzs

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Last year, Nas credited hip-hop stars Drake, J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar for keeping hip-hop alive.

“[Hip-hop’s] in a better place because it gave birth to Kendrick, J. Cole, Drake and a few other great, great artists. All three [remind me of them]. Yeah, yeah, definitely [they reach out to me] which is crazy because they inspire me. So Drake said something on his first album about me, in the linear notes, and J. Cole made an interesting song about me and Kendrick has said some really positive words. He gave me a shout-out when he won his Grammy. So they inspire me.” (“Any Given Wednesday”)