Nas Releases Hip Hop Is Dead

Hip Hop Is Dead is a studio album by American rapper and hip hop artist Nas, released December 19, 2006.

The LP is Nas' eighth album overall of all-original material, while serving as his first album for Def Jam Recordings. Nas' previous label, Columbia Records, co-financed the release with Def Jam (which was once distributed by Columbia). Hip Hop Is Dead became his third studio album to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 355,880 copies in its first week and 764,000 copies up to November 2008.