Nas was one of several music greats to come out to L.A.'s House of Blues Saturday for Glam Jam, a part of NBA stars Baron Davis and Paul Pierce's A Midsummer Night's Dream weekend.

The deft rapper told AOL Music News he's nearing completion on his highly anticipated Def Jam debut, 'Hip-Hop Is Dead.' He was coy about divulging the album's guests: "I got a lot of help from a lot of other guys, but I'm trying to get it in myself right now."

With the record due in late September, Nas said he expects to start performing again maybe as soon as August.