According to TMZ, the Internal Revenue Service has filed documents in Georgia to have Nas’ wages collected—via the music publishing organizations BMI and ASCAP—until his debt of $6 million is paid off.
This news comes after TMZ originally reported in February that God’s Son was on the hook for an additional $339,000 in federal income tax that he owed for 2010, but kept from the IRS.
Judging by his recent releases, the massive tax lien against Nas doesn’t seem to be affecting his music. Last week, Nas released his latest single, “The Don,” which is produced by frequent collaborator Salaam Remi, Da Internz and Heavy D. It was a follow-up to the Queens MC’s last single, “Nasty,” which he released last summer.
“A lot of the tracks have [come from ideas] where I would take an idea from one of the guys that I’m working with and try to put it together with a different sound that I had in my head, or with someone else,” Nas recently told MTV News. “[I] just try to get people to collaborate who are not really used to working together and to get something different from me.” Though he didn’t give any further details on whom those collaborators would be, anyone familiar with Nas’ catalog is sure to expect some big-name endeavors.
“It’s a summer album,” he added. “We’re gonna shoot the video for ‘The Don’ and get ready for the next song that’s in the chamber. It ain’t gon’ stop. It’s a whole story. ‘[The] Don’ just dropped, so we’re just letting that bubble and setting up the next one.” —Jakinder Singh