DJ Khaled’s Major Key album has plenty of noteworthy tracks, but there was one song that the internet went especially crazy for: “Nas Album Done.”
The song, which appropriately featured the NYC rapper, set social media on fire for two reasons: First, it suggested Nas’ next album was completed (and hopefully dropping soon); and second, it was musically on point—thanks in large part to the Fugees’ “Fu-Gee-La” sample, which, according to Nas, was all DJ Khaled’s idea.
“He knew exactly what he wanted. He had a couple of ideas, but the one we put out, that was the one he really wanted,” Nas told Complex earlier this month. “[…]I texted Ms. Lauryn Hill to ask her if she was cool, she said she was cool. She signed off on it, she gave me the approval. […] I just wanted to get her blessing and we were good.”
Apparently, Hill was more than just “good”; in fact, she seemed completely honored.
On Saturday, the Fugees member sent out a heartfelt note to Khaled on her Apple Connect page, thanking him for his acknowledgement. She said “Fu-Gee-La,” which was featured on The Score, was a special song for her and the rest of the group’s members. She also thanked Khaled and Nas for “blessing up the chune” more than two decades after it was released.
You can read her note below.