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15 July, 2014 11:19 pm

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of his seminal debut album Illmatic, Nas held a contest inviting fans to collaborate and produce the official music video for “Represent,” an influential track off of the classic release. This is the first video ever made for the track and was shot at the YouTube Space Los Angeles. [cont.]

8 July, 2014 3:54 pm

Fashawn briefly chopped it up with VladTV about signing with Nas’ Mass Appeal Records, their upcoming compilation album, and finding love for Hip-Hop again. Fashawn said working with Nas was like “El Chapo and Escobar collaborating.” The new compilation album featuring Nas, Pusha T, Young Thug, Boldy James, Bishop Nehru and more is set to [cont.]

7 July, 2014 2:40 am

Hard Knock TV: “In part 2 Common talks to Nick Huff Barili about his friendship with Maya Angelou and their conversations about Tupac. Common also calls Nas his favorite MC and says that their collaboration project NasdotCom has been put on hold. We have also included clips of a freestyle Common performed during Def Jam [cont.]

5 July, 2014 12:26 am

Sorry Puff, this was the “We Dem Boyz” remix we were looking for.

21 June, 2014 4:20 am

First single from DJ Scratch’s Nas remix album, Scratchmatic, available this July 4th.

17 June, 2014 2:53 pm

Scarface talks to DJ Whoo-Kid about retiring, and reveals that he and Nas have been talking about recording a collaborative album together for the last 10 years, which he says has a 99.999999% chance of happening.

11 June, 2014 5:21 pm

Nas and his new artist and frequent Alchemist collaborator, Boldy James, speak with Big Greg Hot of 107.5 Detroit about their upcoming work on Mass Appeal Records.

29 May, 2014 4:12 pm

New music from Rocko’s new Poet EP, which also includes collaborations with Chase N Cashe, Fatboi, TM 88, Rodnae, Knucklehead, and Helluva.

20 May, 2014 3:58 pm

New music from Mariah’s strangely titled Me. I Am Mariah. Bizarro Am #1. Me Cookie Monster.

18 May, 2014 3:43 pm

Nas has teamed with original Decon co-founder, Peter Bittenbender, to form Mass Appeal Records, an offshoot of the popular Mass Appeal magazine – and one of the first projects on the label will be his long-awaited The Lost Tapes 2 album. “I’m excited to be a part of creating and supporting future careers and legacy [cont.]

15 May, 2014 5:11 pm

Australia’s Bliss n Eso nabs a verse from Nas in this Allan Hardy directed clip.

14 May, 2014 3:53 pm

Tribeca Film announced today that the company is acquiring North American rights to One9’s Time Is Illmatic, which had its world premiere as the opening night of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. The documentary is directed by multimedia artist, One9, written by Erik Parker and produced by One9, Parker, and Anthony Saleh. It follows the [cont.]

23 April, 2014 8:47 am

On April 19, 1994, Columbia Records released the debut album of a 20-year-old from Queensbridge Houses in New York City. It was deft, wise, deadly serious and matched the babyface with unparalleled promise to beats made by the era’s preeminent producers. Two decades after Illmatic, Nas sat down with Microphone Check for a conversation that [cont.]

17 April, 2014 6:27 am

In 1994, just as in 1988 for hip hop, an incredible musical wave gave birth to some classic albums, trend-setting artists and dynamic songs that we’ve noticed throughout its history so far. Amongst this batch of history, the elite roster of artists who were born before, but didn’t really show signs of teeth until 1994, [cont.]

17 April, 2014 5:55 am

After taking VIBE back into the apartment where Nas grew up, the Queenbridge rapper’s young brother, Jungle, brought us to a few of the most important places mentioned on Ilmatic. When Nas was just a teenager, one of his family’s closest friends was brutally murdered in the same neighborhood that they grew up in. Known [cont.]

16 April, 2014 4:11 am

The L.A. Leakers had a chance to get in the studio with DJ Premier to work on a new audio-biography, Leaks That Collected Dust. It will be available for download on 05/12/14. With the 20 year anniversary of Nas’ Illmatic being this week, we felt it was only right to release this video first, DJ [cont.]

15 April, 2014 4:49 am

This Saturday (April 19), marks the official 20th anniversary of Nas’ classic debut, Illmatic. For the past two decades, the Queensbridge rapper’s LP has remained in the top 5 list of “best rap albums” of all time. The trends and fashion may have changed in hip-hop, but this album hasn’t gone anywhere. In its honor, [cont.]

14 April, 2014 4:38 am

The biggest moments from this past weekend’s Coachella festival, including Outkast’s first reunion performance, Nas’ Illmatic set (with special guests Jay Z and Diddy), and Pharrell’s hat, which includes guest shots from Busta Rhymes, Diddy, Nelly, Snoop Dogg, and Gwen Stefani.

14 April, 2014 1:56 am

Check Google’s special feature with Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q and more as they reflect on the twentieth anniversary of Illmatic.

9 April, 2014 8:27 pm

In honor of the 20 year anniversary edition of Illmatic, Nas appears on Real Time w/ Bill Maher to speak on the influence of the album. Bonus, in the second clip, MC Serch dishes on the heavy bootlegging of Illmatic when it dropped.

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