Drake and Nas perform for Sprite during the NBA Allstar Jam. Guest shots from Kanye, Travi$ Scott, and more.
Ms. Christina leads the opening performance of New York City classics for NBA All-Star weekend, accompanied by Nasir Jones, who performs “New York State Of Mind.” Great segue, gotta say, Xtina killed. Bonus, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj bumpin’ uglies in the second clip.
Timbaland shows off new music with Nas. Coming soon? Post by Timbaland.
Two officially released singles from Madonna’s upcoming Rebel Heart album, featuring Nas and Chance The Rapper, respectively. Nas snapped on this.
“Long before Illmatic, Nas was living in a N.Y. State of Mind, absorbing the people, places and events that would come to define his lyrics. Witness #TheRide that gave us one of hip-hop’s greatest legends.” This could also be called, “Nas, You’re Drunk As Fuck.” Watch it with that in mind and have a laugh.
A classic Dilla donut gets blessed by Nasir Jones.
PBS’s Finding Your Roots – a show that traces family origins – profiled Nas on their October 28th episode, hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr. Trace three guests’ roots into the heart of slavery, revealing that there is no singular narrative and challenging preconceptions of an era that shaped our nation’s sense of itself. Nas [cont.]
Nas getting that Taiwan money.
Head on over to Cuepoint to read Andreas Hale’s new piece on Nas’ seminal debut album and its accompanying film, Time Is Illmatic. How ‘Illmatic’ Saved Nas
Nas and The Roots perform the first track from Illmatic. Straight out the fuckin’ dungeons of rap to the Tonight Show. Starts at the 8-minute mark.
Nas joins Angie Martinez at her new home, Power 105.1, in anticipation for Time Is Illmatic, which hits theatres across the U.S. this month. Nas says new music will come “maybe tomorrow.”
“I have no idea what you are talking about.” Facepalm… This hurts to watch. Get More: Nas, Music News
Nas adds a verse to Schoolboy Q’s “Studio”, suggesting his new album is done and the single is dropping soon…
Nas’ Time Is Illmatic documentary will be available in select theaters October 1st and nationwide VOD Oct 3rd. Watch the trailer below.
In promotion of the release of the documentary film, Time Is Illmatic, Nas will embark on a 14 city tour, where he will perform Illmatic in its entirety, with screenings of the Erik Parker helmed doc happening at many of the dates. The film will be released in theaters and on iTunes on October 3rd. [cont.]
This remix was originally meant for Benzi’s Summer Mix, but was turned in too late. Nas’ classic gets an updated rework.
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.]
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.]
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.]
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