Mass Appeal Records is set to release the soundtrack for the Priority Pictures/IFC Films The Land on July 29 in conjunction with the film’s release. The highly anticipated, coming-of-age film, as well as the soundtrack, has Nas on board as executive producer. The new song “This Bitter Land” features powerful performances from Erykah Badu and Nas over a lush and brooding orchestration from the composer of the film’s score, JB Bontemps.

Listen to this powerful record, as Nas spits that “life is a test.” Drop your comments below.