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.
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.
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.]
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.]
Nas speaks with Ammunition about his involvement with Harvard University’s hip-hop fellowship program. Hiphop At Harvard from ammunition on Vimeo.
A spirited Busta Rhymes pays tribute to Nas on stage at Art Basel in Miami, and names him “The King Of New York”.
The 305 interviewed Nas at Ice Palace Studios in Miami at the Hennessy and Fader event during Art Basel 2013. They speak on Miami, investing into Mass Appeal, fancy & other tech companies, and the death of Nelson Mandela.
Nas appears on NBC’s Talk Stoop, on his 40th birthday. They discuss “the n-word”, Nas ice grill, and more.
Schoolboy Q says Nas is his favorite emcee of all time, and gives his thoughts on his classic battle with Jay-Z.
Music from the motion picture soundtrack to Black Nativity, in stores this Tuesday.
Nas jumps on the remix to Rudimenal’s “Free”.
In a recent interview with The Huffington Post, Nas spoke on his follow-up album to Life Is Good. Here are some excerpts from the interview: Next year will mark the 20-year anniversary of the release of “Illmatic.” Are there any special plans underway to commemorate the milestone? We’re putting together a concert. And I think [cont.]
Arsenio confesses that Nas’ line “Bring Back Arsenio” inspired him to return to late night. Nas crowns him “the official king of late night television.”
Another one from Big Sean’s Hall Of Fame, hitting August 27th.
Nas speaks with Miss Info about Kendrick Lamar’s name-calling verse from Big Sean’s “Control”.
Nas makes an appearance on CNN, as part of Anderson Cooper’s “Race & Justice In America II” special.
Timbaland speaks on Aaliyah, Drake, and Nas, and reveals that there is an unreleased Nas / Jay-Z / Em / Justin Timberlake called “Sinatra In The Sands”.
Hennessy welcomes Nas at their home headquarters in Cognac. Nas said “I like the Hennessy that I grew up drinking…”. Corporate lawyers somewhere are losing their shit.
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