Producer and recording artist NAV is currently promoting his sophomore album Bad Habits, earning 82,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 28 and securing the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart.
“Rapper NAV captures his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his second studio effort, Bad Habits, debuts atop the tally.” – Billboard
Apparently a number one album was all it took to get NAV on TMZ. The entertainment company recently caught up with him in New York City. The XO artist doesn’t really say much in the first clip they posted, just that he enjoys being on camera, but they lead into that by explaining they’d been sleeping on him for a while and he was happy to finally get on their radar.
In the second clip, they ask him about Lil Uzi Vert’s label issues.
“We got one of Lil Uzi Vert’s rap buddies, NAV, out in NYC this week, and he told us Uzi’s gotta fix his situation so they can drop new music.”
NAV on TMZ
About Nav / Bad Habits
As Michael Corleone famously says in The Godfather Part III, “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.”
Two months after NAV posted an Instagram story about quitting music, in solidarity with his Fortnite pal and frequent collaborator Lil Uzi Vert, the rap game proved too strong for him to ignore. Back in the fold, the Toronto MC/producer’s second album continues his hedonistic and nihilistic journey. “I’m Ready” and “To My Grave” signal that his heart is back in it, while “Price on My Head” (featuring executive producer The Weeknd) and “Tension” dive into the jealousy that comes with fame.
“Tussin” (with Young Thug) addresses affairs of the heart, and “Why You Crying Mama” reveals the stresses that his indulgent lifestyle put on his immigrant parents (like finding stacks of cash, pills, and remnants of wild spending). Producers like Pro Logic, WondaGurl, and London On Da Track give Bad Habits a feather-light, leather-tight touch, allowing the rapper to pick up where he left off and take his corner back.
You can stream Bad Habits below.
You can follow @NAV on Instagram.
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