Nas News

 
  • Cover of 50 Cent Partners With Swan Racing's NASCAR Team
    It's already hard to predict where 50 Cent's business ventures will take him next, and his new partnering with the Swan racing NASCAR team has thrown us yet another curveball. Fif will be lending his SMS Audio branding to two of the team's cars and drivers, serving as an official sponsor.
  • Cover of Nas To Release 20th Anniversary Edition Of "Illmatic"
    Just the other week we heard Nas' take on the possibility of releasing a sequel to his critically acclaimed debut album Illmatic. With the 20th anniversary of the album right around the corner, Illmatic talk continues to rise day by day.
  • Cover of Crew Love: A$AP Mob
    As yesterday's flash mob in NYC proved, the A$AP name can still send fans into frenzied riots.
  • Cover of Nas Will Perform “Illmatic,” With DJ Premier, In Its Entirety At BUKU Music+Art Project
    The 2014 BUKU Music + Art festival is upon us, and will feature a very special act. Nas is going to perform, and not only is he going to perform, but he'll be doing the entire, seminal Illmatic record in it entirety, back to front.
  • Cover of Nas Speaks About The Possibility Of "Illmatic 2"
    The thought of a sequel to Illmatic would make many a Hip-Hop aficionado shudder, equal in both excitement and nervousness. For good reason, too. Nas' Illmatic is considered one of the greatest Hip-Hop albums of all time by many and some would even consider it sacred.
  • Cover of J. Cole Honors Nas In Speech At Vibe Impact Awards
    J. Cole's idolization of Nas is no big secret, and the respect has also been returned from Esco himself, who hopped on Cole's "Let Nas Down" joint to express his admiration for the NC rapper.
  • Cover of Eminem, Dr. Dre, Nas & More Perform At Beats By Dre Grammy Party
    Beats Music just launched last week, and they celebrated the occasion (as well as the upcoming Grammy awards) last night at the Belasco Theater in LA. It was a star-studded event to say the least, with Dre seemingly calling in just about all his connectiosn to perform at the event.
  • Cover of Beyonce Slammed By NASA For Using Challenger Crash Audio In "XO"
    Beyonce's self-titled visual album took the world by storm in recent weeks, as the new mother showed off her curves and her voice throughout the LP.
  • Cover of The Alchemist Reveals "The Cutting Room Floor 3" Album Cover, Tracklist & Release Date
    The Alchemist has had a busy year, including producing full projects from Prodigy and Boldy James, and most recently put in some work at the studio with none other than Kendrick Lamar.
  • Cover of DJ Envy Recalls The Time Nas Pulled A Gun On Him
     Power 105’s famed radio personality DJ Envy had quite the encounter with Nas years ago. Talking on VladTV's true hip hop stories segment, Envy shared an interesting story about the time he had a gun pulled on him by a young Queensbridge rapper by the name of Nas.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: November 30- December 6
    Underrated Audio provides you with a few joints we feel deserve an extra look or two from the last seven days. This week we give some more shine to A$AP Nast, another New Yorker who's a female by the name of Leaf, Nikko Lafre and Shlohmo. 
  • Cover of Nas To Open Sneaker Shop In Las Vegas [Update: Nas Posts More Photos]
    Back in 2007, Nas released a limited edition signature sneaker called The Disciple with LA-based company 310 Motoring. The following year, FILA chose him to represent it’s Fila Italia Footwear Collection, and he served as the line’'s “sole ambassador during its run.
  • Cover of Drake Chilled With Steve Nash Yesterday On Thanksgiving
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: November 16- November 22
    Underrated Audio is here to provide you with choice cuts from the past week that seemed to be over-looked by the average viewer-- meaning they didn't get as many views as they deserved. This week we've got six tracks spanning the genres of r'n'b and hip-hop, including one that's not necessarily either.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Says Jay Z Won Nas Beef
    Jay Z and Nas had one of the best documented beefs in hip hop history.
  • Cover of Ab-Soul Speaks On Learning From Jay Z & Nas, No Longer Writing Down Lyrics
    Ab-Soul's following continues to grow, despite his lack of releases since 2012's dense Control System.
  • Cover of Kickasso Makes LeBron X "Duck Dynasty" Customs
    Customizer Kickasso gave the Nike LeBron X a West Monroe, Louisiana vibe with this "Duck Dynasty" custom. The outrageous t.v show made famous by their wild Uncle Si, is the inspiration behind this woodsy camo custom.
  • Cover of Nas To Executive Produce & Provide New Music For Upcoming B-Boy Documentary
    It looks like we'll be hearing new music from Nas in the near future, thanks in part to a dance documentary the rapper will be executive producing. It was announced today that Nas will be taking part in producing the film "Shake the Dust," directed by Adam Sjoberg.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Calls Nas His Favorite Rapper, Jay Z "The Best To Ever Rap"
    ScHoolboy Q may be from the west coast, but like many rappers these days, his influences are varied. The TDE rapper spoke with BRealTV about the assumption that he only pulls from artists from his region, and his position on the greatest rapper of all time.
  • Cover of 12 Albums That Need To Happen
    At the beginning of October we heard DJ Premier confirm that he will produce a full Nas album one day-- which got us excited, and also got us thinking about what other albums we're really, really hoping will drop in the not-so-distant future.
  • Cover of 10 NBA Players Who Will Break Out In The 2013-2014 Season
    One of the many joys of a new NBA season is watching talented up-and-comers blossom into stars, making what sports fans vaguely refer to as "The Leap".
  • Cover of Nas Reveals Details Of New Album, Collaboration With Jay Z & Justin Timberlake
    2012's Life Is Good was well-received by fans and critics alike, and despite being released almost 20 years after his classic debut, still stands as one of the rapper's strongest efforts.
  • Cover of 20 Of The Best Graffiti References In Hip-Hop
    Along with emceeing, DJing and breakdancing, graffiti is one of the four fundamental elements of hip-hop, and it's been an integral part of the culture since the beginning.
  • Cover of Derrick Rose Dresses As Willie From "Duck Dynasty"
    If you recall in the 2012 All Star Game introductions, Derrick Rose famously did not dance along with the four other starters.  Some took this to mean D Rose is uptight, but here's the Bulls franchise point guard at his son's first birthday party dressed up.
  • Cover of DJ Premier Confirms He Will Produce a Full Nas Album
    DJ Premier has provided Nas with some classic material over the years, including what could be argued as the emcee's most definitive cut, "NY State Of Mind".
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