Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:41:01 GMT
The role of the messiah is one that's been cast upon rising rap phenoms for quite some time. Having that weight on an artist's shoulders can make their career, just as it has for legends like Rakim, Ice Cube, Nas, and The Notorious B.I.G., who all garnered instant acclaim for their preternatural abilities on the mic.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:52:53 GMT
Nas is a man on a mission right now. After revealing that he had completed work on a new project on last year's fittingly-titled "Nas Album Done" track for DJ Khaled, the Illmatic legend decides to link with DJ Shadow for a hard-hitting flurry of bars known as "Systematic."
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:39:51 GMT
Lower East Side soul food heaven Sweet Chick played host to the Tupac x VLONE pop-up two weeks ago and now makes its way to the City of Angels, Los Angeles. Opening today, New York rap legend Nas and John Seymour's restaurant known for its delicious chicken and waffles along with Southern comfort food will now grace Fairfax Avenue.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:39:35 GMT
If you're going to drop a track called "shETHER," as did Remy Ma to open her insanely one-sided feud with Nicki Minaj, you had better understand the ring you're stepping into. Nas' "Ether," the track she's referencing, is the most famous takedown of one rapper by another that's ever been written.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 21:12:27 GMT
The DX Digest for Wednesday , once again, finds Nas sitting in the top slot with his live rendition of "Hate Me Now" with the New Orleans-based brass ensemble The Soul Rebels, while an unreleased track from A$AP Rocky that premiered at Coachella last weekend comes in as a close second. Following a few steps behind is E-40 and P-Lo's video for "Put Me On Somethin'," Mac Miller and Ty Dolla $ign's collaborative short film for "Cinderella," and Travis Scott performing "goosebumps" on The Ellen Show.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:44:35 GMT
Whether it was DJs competing to see who could rock the party the best, graffiti artists attempting to tag the most locations, or emcees trying to prove he or she is the best on the mic, Hip Hop is competitive at its core. One new school rapper is not on board with the idea of successful rappers going head-to-head with bars.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 21:11:33 GMT
A debate of who's the greatest rapper in this current musical climate has surfaced yet again. During an early segment of HOT 97's "Ebro In The Morning" show , radio host Peter Rosenberg said that Kendrick Lamar currently holds the G.O.A.T. title, adding, "There is not a person who can rap on planet Earth better than Kendrick Lamar."
Sun, 16 Apr 2017 04:43:55 GMT
Tiffany Pollard experienced her first blow as host of her own talk show when Rick Ross had to cancel his scheduled appearance. The disappointed Brunch with Tiffany host was fortunate, though, that radio host and Black Privilege author Charlamagne Tha God popped by the swanky Hunt & Fish when he caught wind of the cancellation.
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:38:37 GMT
It's gonna be hot in the desert this weekend, good thing there is a fresh crop of new songs to keep things fresh. For those not on their way to Coachella, they can rest assured that they aren't missing out on new tracks that have been released in the past seven days.
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 23:22:44 GMT
In 1994, Nasir Jones, who is now known simply as Nas, was spewing street poetry in a genre-defining production as Nasty Nas on his classic debut album Illmatic . Nas recently decided to remix the entire Illmatic album with the help of an orchestra.
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:30:26 GMT
"Angel Dust," which samples Gil Scott-Heron's 1978 track of the same name, features on musical-drama's recently released Season Two Nas testifies about hip-hop conquering a life of drug-dealing on "Angel Dust," his soulful new song from Netflix series 'The Get Down.' Nas surveys the rise of a deadly drug on "Angel Dust," his new song from Season Two of Netflix drama The Get Down .
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:41:32 GMT
With the path that was recently set ablaze by the Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon, thanks to his impressive new album, The Wild , Hip Hop has openly set a seat at the VIP table for its 40-and-Up crowd. One MC who's looking to benefit from such renewed interest in the heroes of yesterday is Anthony Cruz, better know to rap heads as AZ.
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 19:16:09 GMT
Main Source , the veteran hip hop crew who counted Large Professor as a member and were responsible for releasing Nas' first-recorded verse , reissued their 1991 debut Breaking Atoms earlier this year and reunited for their first show in over a decade at SOB's in February. They've now added another reunion show.
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 23:14:14 GMT
On Friday, April 7 Tupac Shakur 's work was immortalized with an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Harlem-born rapper's short-lived career birthed four studio albums, 11 films and over a dozen documentaries that more then qualified him for the honor.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 19:44:27 GMT
Brooklyn rap veteran AZ may be best known for his contributions to The Firm -- the '90s hip-hop supergroup which also included Nas, Foxy Brown, Nature and at one point Cormega -- as well as his iconic guest verse on Nas' Illmatic cut "Life's A B-tch."
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:57:09 GMT
After last year, MusicfestNW presents Project Pabst has a lot to live up to. The inaugural edition of Portland's music festival Voltron sold out Waterfront Park, making good on its unspoken promise to be bigger together than either festival was on its own.
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 07:41:11 GMT
T he jazz canon has, since its early days, been populated by legendary musicians whose sons and daughters have followed in their footsteps, some more closely than others. Those family connections may be easily recognized with musicians like Crescent City patriarch Ellis Marsalis and his sons Wynton and Branford.