Rapper Nas plans to pen his life story in a memoir written in collaboration with journalist Touré.

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The ‘One Mic’ MC has reportedly signed a deal with publisher Simon & Schuster to release a book titled, “It Ain’t Hard to Tell,” named after the song from his 1994 classic “Illmatic.”

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Touré recently took to Twitter to share the big news: “I’ve been talking to Nas about writing his autobiography for 16 years … we’ll tell his life and deconstruct some songs,” he writes. “A memoir is about a certain period in your life. An autobiography is about your whole life,” Touré tweeted. “Writing a book & a rhyme are different but still it’ll be Nas’ story & his voice. His great writing ability will be clear.”

Congrats on the book deal Nas – we know it’ll definitely be worth the read!