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Nas discusses police brutality in new song

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:04:19 GMT

Nas discusses police brutality in new song "Deep," the new song from rapper Nas and singer Robin Thicke, is an uneven mashup. Check out this story on It starts with a powerful 40-second a capella from the hip-hop legend, who will perform at Ubahn Fest in Downtown this weekend.

Hip-hop/EDM fest Ubahn to light up underground

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:04:56 GMT

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Diddy Presents Nas With Jimmy Iovine Icon Award At 2016 REVOLT Music Conference

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 01:10:43 GMT

Nas' winning year attracted yet a milestone yesterday, October 15, in Miami after he was saluted by Diddy at the 2016 REVOLT Music Conference with the Jimmy Iovine Icon Award. The annual honor is presented to an industry leader who has had a lasting impact and unique influence on music and with more than 20 years of Hip Hop activity which brought forth possibly the greatest rap album in Illmatic , a successful tenure as a Hennessy Brand Ambassador and his Mass Appeal imprint, Nasir Jones has exhibited all listed qualities.

Marvel Unveils Third Installment Of Hip Hop Variant Covers

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 17:34:34 GMT

Marvel is back with its third installment of its hip-hop variant covers. The comic franchise recently unveiled the newest editions, drawing inspirations from Missy Elliott, Dr. Dre, Nas and others.

Kid Capri's "Top Tier" Battle Rapper Album Is His Very Own "Detox"

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 18:22:31 GMT

Kid Capri's last full album, Soundtrack to the Streets, dropped almost 20 years ago and featured some of the biggest names that Hip Hop in 1998 had to offer, including many that still ring out today, with the likes of Jay Z, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Nas and Noreaga dropping verses. The roster for his next project, the long-anticipated Top Tier album , might not be as well known, except to battle rap fans, and for them, it's a veritable who's who of elite battlers.

Everything We Know (So Far) About Nas' Upcoming Album

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 14:31:12 GMT

Nas attends the premiere of 'The Birth of a Nation' at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on Sept. 21, 2016 in Hollywood, Calif.

From 'Like a Star' to 'Starboy,' Space Out With These 21 Starry Songs

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:52:32 GMT

Last month, Canadian pop phenom The Weeknd came out of hiding with "Starboy," his floaty new single featuring Daft Punk from his upcoming full-length album . Days later, he premiered the visual, which included him killing himself and emerging a new man with a haircut and a giant neon cross.

Nas Hopes Hometown Mural Inspires Next Generation

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:18:31 GMT

Nas, real name Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, rose to prominence with his 1994 debut album Illmatic , and has since gone on to sell 25 million records worldwide. He's also an entrepreneur, and serves as an associate publisher of Mass Appeal magazine and is the owner of a Fila sneaker store.

Tape of Eminem rapping before he was famous surfaces in explosive new ...

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 20:02:53 GMT

The footage was shot during the recording of a New York city college radio show which dominated the music scene in the 90s run by Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia. The clip of Eminem was recorded on August 20, 1998 five months before he burst onto the scene with hit "My Name Is".

The data company with investment from rapper Nas has just...

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:43:00 GMT

The firm focuses specifically on mobile, helping companies build a picture of their customers and their behavior as they use their apps across different devices. It then uses that information to shape their clients' marketing, customer relationship management, segmentation, or inform new product development.

Watch Nas, Erykah Badu's Powerful 'This Bitter Land' on 'Kimmel'

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:42:59 GMT

Nas and Erykah Badu stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! for a stark performance of their collaboration " This Bitter Land ." The song appears on the soundtrack for the film The Land , about Cleveland teenagers who are part of the Midwestern city's underground hip-hop scene.

EXCLUSIVE: Nick Grant Talks Upcoming 'Return Of The Cool' Album...

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:36:30 GMT

"Growing up on some of the greats like Jay Z, Nas, Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, Notorious B.I.G., researching their work, I've taken that knowledge, but of course use my own experiences, to create a body of work that I hope will be amongst the conversations of being one of the best debut albums in Hip Hop," Grant tells "I want a storied career, that's my focus; that's what I get up every day and work towards."

Nas Calls Donald Trump A 'Toupee-Wearing Liar' On Robin Thicke's New Song

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 04:35:09 GMT

Robin Thicke - remember him? - dropped a brand new song today, but featured artist Nas steals the spotlight with his blistering, socially conscious stream of thoughts. The aptly titled "Deep" opens with a gut-punching verse that finds Nas rapping a cappella about police brutality.

Nas Mural Goes Up In Queensbridge

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:18:17 GMT

Nas has always put on for Queensbridge, the housing development also associated with Mobb Deep and Capone-N-Noreaga, among other rap acts. Now, E-S-C-O himself is being honored with a mural in the area.

A Mural Of Nas Created In New York City

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 22:03:31 GMT

New York City living legend Nas has joined rap stars like The Notorious B.I.G., 2Pac, Big L, UGK, Ol' Dirty Bastard, and others to have their likeness depicted on a building's wall. "#Queensbridge they just gave a long time friend from the hood a mural! He earned every last bit of that!" wrote Havoc.

Nas Mural in Queensbridge Pays Tribute to Rapper's Childhood Home

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 19:50:12 GMT

A new mural of the "Illmatic" rapper appeared this week on the corner of 21st Street and 40th Avenue, just across the street from the Queensbridge Houses where Nas was raised .

Nas and A$AP Rocky On Border For New Movie "Monster" With Jennifer Hudson

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 18:32:37 GMT

Rappers Nas and A$AP Rocky are expanding their acting resumes by landing roles in Jennifer Hudson's new movie, "Monster." The project is music video director Anthony Mandler's first feature film, and follows a Harlem, New York high school student as he fights to clear his name in a murder case.