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Harking back to his original plan with "I am...," Nas released the double-disc album "Street's Disciple" on Nov. 30, 2004, featuring heavy production from Salaam Remi and L.E.S. The album featured more politically charged and socioeconomic lyrics than previous and also featured a collaboration with Nas' jazz trumpeting father Olu Dara on the album's hit single "Bridging the Gap."
"I think what the song is doing and why we did it is pretty obvious," Nas said in an interview with The Times in 2004. "My music is the child of his music."