Nav (stylized as NAV) is the eponymous debut commercial mixtape by Canadian hip hop recording artist Nav. It was released on February 24, 2017. The mixtape features a guest appearance from Canadian singer and label-mate The Weeknd. Nav handled most of the production himself, with some tracks featuring co-production from other record producers such as Metro Boomin, Rex Kudo, and DannyBoyStyles.
On February 16, 2017, Nav officially announced that he signed a deal to The Weeknd's record label XO and Republic Records. Prior to this, he made appearances in music videos for The Weeknd; as well as fellow XO signee Belly sparking rumors that he is also been signed to XO. Nav also announced that he would be releasing the mixtape on February 24, 2017. Several tracks on the mixtape were already been released for free on Nav's SoundCloud account prior to the release, including "Myself" and "Up"; both of these songs garnered millions of plays on the platform. On February 22, 2017, Nav revealed the mixtape's track listing on his Instagram account.
The debut and lead single, called "Some Way" featuring The Weeknd, was released as a digital download on February 16, 2017. The song gained traction due to the content of The Weeknd's lyrics, which were widely interpreted as being aimed at pop star Justin Bieber regarding their ongoing feud.
"Myself" was originally posted to SoundCloud on January 16, 2016. It was serviced to rhythmic radio on April 11, 2017 as the second single.