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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 its Fila Italia Footwear Collection, and he served as the line's sole ambassador during its run.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gilbert Arenas' baby mama, Laura Govan, had a big birthday blowout this past weekend. The event was thrown by Gil and included notable guests such as Chris Paul, Matt Barnes and his new wife, Gloria (who is Govan's sister), Nick Young, and Tank.