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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.

31 March, 2014 12:56 am

Georgetown Professor Michael Eric Dyson and iconic rapper Nas analyzed the current state of hip-hop during a conversation in Gaston Hall. Introduced by god’s stepson, 9th Wonder. 1 hour, 25 minutes.

20 March, 2014 11:58 pm

Here is a recap video of Alchemist collaborator, Boldy James, at the Mass Appeal +Grooveshark SXSW Takeover Showcase. Included is footage of Boldy’s set and of Nas bringing Boldy back out to perform “I Sold Dope All My Life”. The two are expected to make an official announcement soon, which will likely have something to [cont.]

16 March, 2014 4:19 pm

While at SXSW, Steve Stout is joined by Nas and Ben Horowitz to speak on the concept of The Tanning Of America, which was recently captured in the VH1 series of the same name.

5 March, 2014 5:21 pm

The classic pre-Illmatic freestyle on The Stretch & Bobbito Show that helped launch Nas’ career in 1993 is finally being given an official commercial release, as a part of next month’s Illmatic XX deluxe 20th anniversary edition. Here is the official audio, back for the first time.

3 March, 2014 8:26 pm

Nas speaks to NiceKicks about his latest venture, a sneaker shop in Las Vegas called 12AM Run. The shop will be located in the new LINQ center on Las Vegas Boulevard, which is also home to the much buzzed about Brooklyn Bowl concert venue.

19 February, 2014 1:44 pm

The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) today announced that the world premiere of the documentary Time is Illmatic, will open the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. The film follows the trajectory of Nas’ 1994 landmark debut album, Illmatic– widely considered one of the most important and revolutionary albums in hip-hop. The premiere, taking place on Wednesday, April [cont.]

5 February, 2014 11:15 am

In honor of the 20th anniversary of Nas’ debut classic, Illmatic, Columbia will be releasing a new reissue of the album, entitled Illmatic XX. The newly remastered collection will include two discs, including the original album, as well as a second disc of b-side tracks and remixes from the era, which are as follows: 1. [cont.]

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