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Harvard student submits a hip-hop album as his final dissertation

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:49:53 GMT

A senior student at Harvard will be graduating with an A- after submitting a hip-hop album as his dissertation. Twenty-year-old Obasi Shaw called the 10-track album Liminal Minds and says it combines "elements of Middle English poetry with issues of racial identity in America".




Rappers ready to battle it out with One Mic

Thu, 18 May 2017 13:47:37 GMT

In addition to it being a classic Nas song, the phrase One Mic is now a reality television competition on SABC 1. But it's not the standard tried and tested talent show formula where a bunch of hopefuls are crammed into a house together. In hip hop, rappers go toe-to-toe in a war of words called battling.




Grand Rapids hip hop appreciation week begins with proclamation

Tue, 16 May 2017 02:43:44 GMT

In the proclamation, Bliss declared "accountability" to be theme of the week, saying that hip hop culture has become a key to "uplifting the spirit of many." Victor Williams is the president of the Grand Rapids Hip Hop Coalition.




DX Digest: Bryson Tiller Has A Message For Ladies & Haters On 3 New Tracks

Fri, 12 May 2017 04:42:57 GMT

Bryson Tiller comes through in the proverbial third quarter of the day with three new tracks from his highly-anticipated True To Self album . Highlighted in the Thursday version of the DX Digest , we hear "Somethin Tells Me," "Honey" and "Get Mine," featuring Young Thug.




Throwback Thursday: 14 Albums You Slept On That Deserve A Listen

Fri, 12 May 2017 00:19:18 GMT

In honor of #ThrowbackThursday, we decided to take a walk down music's memory lane. Do you remember the name of Solange's album prior to her masterpiece A Seat at the Table , or can you recall any songs off of Kendrick Lamar's independently released first album? Whether you remember the or not, they were sonically epic and deserve a listen.




Danny Brown - "Kool Aid"

Thu, 11 May 2017 19:48:26 GMT

Lately, Mike Judge's tech-industry HBO comedy Silicon Valley has been a weirdly rap-friendly institution. This season of the show has already given us the Nas/DJ Shadow collab " Systematic ," and last week's episode ended with the Dr. Octagon classic "Blue Flowers."




Watch Nas, Jack White Reinterpret 1920s Blues Song

Thu, 11 May 2017 15:09:27 GMT

"As long as there was English and black people, there was rap," Nas says in clip from PBS documentary 'American Epic' Nas and Jack White unite to cover a 1920s blues song in a clip from upcoming PBS documentary 'American Epic.' Nas and Jack White joined forces for a live, revamped hip-hop take on Memphis Jug Band's 1928 blues song "On the Road Again" in a clip from PBS' historical documentary project American Epic .




How Nas' Daughter Destiny Jones Became A Beauty Boss Before Her 21st Birthday

Thu, 11 May 2017 01:56:51 GMT

Destiny Jones has always been ahead of the curve. While most of us spend our late teens and early twenties contemplating career choices, the budding entrepeneur jumpstarted her Lipmatic lip gloss line in 2014 at the tender age of 20. The niche collection, whose name is inspired by her father Nas' iconic album Illmatic , has since expanded to include matte and liquid lipsticks, the latter of which debuted earlier this year.




Nicki Minaj cozies up to Nas in photo, sparks dating rumors

Wed, 10 May 2017 21:24:31 GMT

The rappers played each other's love interest in Minaj's steamy 2012 music video for "Right By My Side," but it appears things are starting to heat up for them in the real world. The "Anaconda" rapper sparked rumors she's dating fellow hip-hop artist Nas after she posted a cozy Instagram photo of them snuggling up together at Los Angeles' Sweet Chick restaurant.




Dave East, Kacy Hill, & Bibi Bourelly Show Promise at Def Jam Upfronts 2017 in New York City

Wed, 10 May 2017 19:14:15 GMT

Dave East performs at the 2017 Def Jam Upfronts presented by Honda Stage, Pepsi, Courvoisier, and True Religion at Kola House NYC on May 9, 2017 in New York City. On Tuesday night , a bevy of journalists and music executives flocked to New York City's Kola House to watch Def Jam's budding stars showcase their talents onstage.




Jay Z Headlines Massive Festival That Includes Nas, De La Soul, Migos and More

Tue, 09 May 2017 04:46:36 GMT

Rap mogul Jay Z is returning to the stage in his native New York City to headline 2017's The Meadows Music and Arts Festival.




Nas Breaks Down "It Ain't Hard To Tell" With Harvard Poetry Professor

Thu, 04 May 2017 23:12:37 GMT

The rap icon helped establish the prestigious institution's Nasir Jones Hip Hop Fellowship , and he was awarded the W.E.B Dubois Medal from Harvard's Hutchins Center for African & African American Research. Recently, Nas sat down with Harvard poetry professor Elisa New to discuss his classic Illmatic record "It Ain't Hard To Tell."




Beyonc 's How To Make Lemonade box set will be released this summer.

Tue, 02 May 2017 18:51:30 GMT

Beyonce 's year-end favorite, life-encompassing Lemonade will be thoroughly documented in a $300 collector's edition How To Make Lemonade box set . It will feature the album as a double-LP, with additional audio and visual downloads - oh, and a 600-page coffee table book with behind-the-scenes photos, a foreword written by Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and poetry by Warsan Shire.




GOAT Tales: Carmen Bryan Recalls Cheating On Nas With Jay Z

Tue, 02 May 2017 00:35:30 GMT

The 90s was certainly rap scandalous! Nas ' ex and baby mama, Carmen Bryan , will forever be connected to not only Nas, but to Jay Z as well. Carmen explained that in her relationship with Nas, she was transitioning and evolving spiritually.




Nas lifted by Soul Rebels' horns in joyous set at New Orleans Jazz Fest

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 03:04:03 GMT

Friday evening on New Orleans & Heritage Festival's Congo Square stage, Nas, the New York rapper, asked the Soul Rebels, the New Orleans brass band, to play some Beethoven - or, as Nas referred to the composer, "this guy I like." If you know Nas only from his streetwise lyrics, it was a discordantly jolly moment.




DJ Shadow Taps Nas for Punchy Track 'Systematic'

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:57:50 GMT

Even though Nas' album isn't quite done , that isn't stopping the veteran MC from dropping new bars. In light of HBO's Silicon Valley's season four premiere on Sunday , DJ Shadow and Nas teamed up for "Systematic," the lead track off the show's soundtrack.




J. Period's 'OutKast: ReFixed' Live Mixtape Hits On 23rd...

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:29:01 GMT

Award-winning DJ and producer J. Period is back at it with one another mega-mix masterpiece dedicated to one musical act, this time the southern hip-hop dynamic duo Outkast. In the past, J. Period has released projects chronicling the lives and music of superstars like Michael Jackson, James Brown, Nas, Lauryn Hill, Kanye West and many more.