Nas News

 
  • Cover of DJ Premier Reveals Mysterious New Project, Talks Nas Album
    DJ Premier has made his name in the game, and pretty much anything he releases at this point has a certain level of prestige to it. In a new interview with Life + Times, the producer spoke on two planned projects, one much more complete than the other. 
  • Cover of Nas "Time Is Illmatic" Documentary Headed To Theatres This October
    The new documentary, "Time Is Illmatic", which focuses on the influence and making of Nas' seminal debut album, has been given an October theatrical release courtesy of Tribeca.
  • Cover of Ranking Nas' 12 Albums From Worst To Best
    Before Kendrick Lamar raised the bar with good kid, m.A.A.d city, Kanye West walked with Jesus, and the deadly East-West Coast rivalry, there was a young kid observing life and crime through his project window.
  • Cover of Classic Rotation: Nas' "Illmatic" 20 Years Later
    Yeah, yeah, it's been twenty years and you're old now. Twenty years since those early copies of Illmatic graced those long-lost, seemingly eternally dusty, record store shelves (remember record stores?
  • Cover of Nas Signs Boldy James On Newly-Launched Mass Appeal Imprint [Update: Boldy James Denies Signing To Mass Appeal]
    Boldy James is one of the illest rappers you probably haven't listened to yet, but we can expect that all to change very soon now that he's got the backing of the original Illmatic MC, Nas.
  • Cover of Nas Answers Fan Questions In Reddit AMA
    The celebrations for Nas' 20-year anniversary of Illmatic continue each day, as we near April 19th. We saw Nas pay a visit to HuffPost Live for an in-depth interview on the classic LP, and we've also received a stream for highlights off it.
  • Cover of 10 Surprising Rap Writing Credits
    There's a lot going on behind the scenes that isn't readily apparent from listening to a song. Though sometimes, a simple investigation of writing credits can tell you a lot.
  • Cover of Stream Highlights From Nas' "Illmatic XX"
    Nas' re-release of his classic debut effort Illmatic officially arrives on April 19th. Illmatic XX, as it's called, comes with an entire new disc of remixes from the Illmatic era as well as remastered versions of all the tracks on the original LP.
  • Cover of Nas Leaked "Illmatic" Prior To Its Release
     Yesterday, REVOLT TV played host to Nas for a discussion surrounding the 20th anniversary of his classic debut, Illmatic. Among other things, Nas revealed that he himself had contributed to the infamous leak of the album before its release date:
  • Cover of Nas Discusses The "Dream Team" Behind "Illmatic"
     The month that marks the 20th anniversary of the brilliant Nas classic, Illmatic is upon us and it has all who were around for the album's release looking back in introspection about the influential record.
  • Cover of A$AP Ferg and A$AP Nast Speak On "L.O.R.D." Album Delays
    It's now been almost a month since L.O.R.D., A$AP Mob's debut album, was expected to drop. HipHopDX recently sat down with A$AP Ferg and A$AP Nast to talk about A$AP Mob's popularity, their '90s influences, and most importantly, the group's delayed album.
  • Cover of Nas Doesn't See Any Brave Emcees
    As a rapper of legendary proportions, Nas was invited to the prestigious Georgetown University, along with Georgetown's own sociology professor, Michael Eric Dyson, to discuss at length with the director of Africana studies at Lehigh University, James Peterson, about the current state of Hip-Hop and the recen
  • Cover of Soundset 2014 Festival Line-Up To Include Atmosphere, Wiz Khalifa, Nas & More
    The festival news is pouring in these days, as we approach the spring/summer months. The seventh annual Soundset festival takes place in May, presented by Rhymesayers Entertainment and Rose Presents.
  • Cover of Nas' Baby Mama Claims He Owes More Than $11,000 In Child Support
    Nas and his baby mama Carmen Bryan appear to have some unfinished business concerning their daughters child support. Although his daughter, Destiny, is currently 19-years old and thus no longer a minor, Bryan is demanding Nas pay up his missed child support payments.
  • Cover of Nas & Cam'ron Squash Beef, May Collaborate Soon
    No one ever thought we would see the day when Jay Z and Nas made amends, but it happened, which pretty much meant that any beef could be squashed. 
  • Cover of Nas Documentary, "Time Is Illmatic"  To Premiere At 2014 Tribeca Film Festival
    Nas' influential debut album, Illmatic, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, and on top of a special reissue of the album, a documentary on the project will also see release.
  • Cover of Nas Talks About 2014 Album, "Illmatic," And Upcoming "Street Dreams" Show
    Nas is a busy man these days. Rather he's always been busy, but now the legendary rapper is producing a brand new album in addition to co-writing his own autobiographical show, "Street Dreams," for Xbox. He will also produce music for the upcoming show. On the topic of writing the show, Nas says:
  • Cover of Xbox Studios Developing Television Series Based On Nas' Life
     After announcing the news of Nas’ upcoming 20th anniversary issue of his 1994 debut album Illmatic, Deadline is reporting that the rapper is in talks with Microsoft’s Xbox Entertainment Studios for a planned half-hour comedy series.
  • Cover of Danny Brown Goes On Bleak Twitter Rant
    We've seen some rappers get very bleak on Twitter in the past, namely, Hopsin went on a suicidal rant around the release of his Knock Madness album. Today we've seen Danny Brown have an equally dark Twitter rant, venting about his friends or lack-there-of within the music industry and his depression.
  • 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.
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