Hit-Boy has flexed his lyrical muscles once again on “The Tide,” a new collaboration with Nas that will land on his upcoming solo album, Surf or Drown — check it out below.

The formidable duo shared the track on Wednesday (March 22) with an accompanying music video directed by Third Eye Raz. In the video, Hit-Boy is seen enjoying his time out in New York City before Nas joins the fold to explore an art museum with his King’s Disease collaborator.

I caught the bus in the cold, ‘fore I ever touched the icy watch, stood on my square, now these n-ggas want me stuck in a box/ Checkin’ the rear view in the Urus, had to circle the block, ’cause when you make it from the bottom, they gon’ come for your top, ” Hit-Boy kicks off his verse.

Nas later spits: “Vocal chords got insurance, not Superman or Invincible/ Family we ain’t see in decades, say he don’t give to you/ Good ol’ boy system, it’s still shittin’, per usual / Broadway lights, Nas is ghetto, like that’s the musical.”

Last Friday, Hit-Boy announced Surf or Drown would arrive on March 24 and will feature Curren$y, Spank Nitti James, Devin Morrison, James Fauntleroy and more. During an interview with Home Grown Media Group, Hit-Boy explained the album.

“I’m literally dropping a whole album next week with me rapping,” he said. “I got features on it. It’s produced by me and a couple of the homies did some little pieces, but it’s a real good body of just what I’m on right now … It’s gonna be like 11 joints.”

Hit-Boy Reveals Secret To His & Nas' 'King's Disease' Success

Hit-Boy Reveals Secret To His & Nas' 'King's Disease' Success

HipHopDX‘s Producer of 2022 also spoke about his determination to prove himself as an artist in his own right, beyond being a go-to beatmaker for some of Hip Hop’s biggest names.

“Some of the vibes on there I feel like people are gonna rock with. It’s not all soul chops and shit; it’s modern sounds, it’s everything. It’s a world to come into,” he explained.

“In different interviews and stuff I’ve been doing, I’ve been talking about how I went through some real stuff and I had to really figure out my place back in the game and just understand my personal power in this shit.”