DJ Premier Reveals Mysterious New Project, Talks Nas Album
DJ Premier Reveals Mysterious New Project, Talks Nas Album May 15, 2014 at 07:57pm
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. 
Nas "Time Is Illmatic" Documentary Headed To Theatres This October
Nas "Time Is Illmatic" Documentary Headed To Theatres This October May 13, 2014 at 03:57pm
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. The film was picked up after premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. The organization has aqcuired the North American rights to the film, and will be screening it in select cities-- some of which will be granted with a performance from the rapper. It will also be released in VOD form.
Ranking Nas' 12 Albums From Worst To Best
Ranking Nas' 12 Albums From Worst To Best Apr 22, 2014 at 12:48pm
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.
Classic Rotation: Nas' "Illmatic" 20 Years Later
Classic Rotation: Nas' "Illmatic" 20 Years Later Apr 19, 2014 at 02:33pm
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? Yikes - it really has been twenty years) and showed some cats, and later the rest of the world, what Hip Hop was really supposed to sound like. This is the record that fashioned Nas as a permanent resident in the proverbial Rap Hall of Fame and he will never surpass its acclaim.
Nas Answers Fan Questions In Reddit AMA
Nas Answers Fan Questions In Reddit AMA Apr 16, 2014 at 01:06pm
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.
10 Surprising Rap Writing Credits
10 Surprising Rap Writing Credits Apr 15, 2014 at 04:50pm
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. "Ghostwriting" by its proper definition refers to contributions from rappers who have not been credited-- which is a pretty grey area. Rather than look into rumors surrounding that type of writing (with one exception), we've looked into what's available in print, but may have gone relatively unnoticed-- official songwriting credits.
Stream Highlights From Nas' "Illmatic XX"
Stream Highlights From Nas' "Illmatic XX" Apr 15, 2014 at 01:11pm
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.
Nas Leaked "Illmatic" Prior To Its Release
Nas Leaked "Illmatic" Prior To Its Release Apr 11, 2014 at 04:10pm
 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:
Nas Discusses The "Dream Team" Behind "Illmatic"
Nas Discusses The "Dream Team" Behind "Illmatic" Apr 8, 2014 at 06:06pm
 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. That's why BBC Radio 1 (not quite our equivalent to NPR, but close enough) dedicated a segment talking to Nas about the celebrated album.  The thing is, Illmatic might not have been the same if Nas recovered a key ingredient to the record itself: hit notebook.
Nas Doesn't See Any Brave Emcees
Nas Doesn't See Any Brave Emcees Mar 28, 2014 at 05:50pm
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 recent rise of higher learning pursuit within the culture. 
Nas' Baby Mama Claims He Owes More Than $11,000 In Child Support
Nas' Baby Mama Claims He Owes More Than $11,000 In Child Support Feb 27, 2014 at 03:20pm
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.
Nas & Cam'ron Squash Beef, May Collaborate Soon
Nas & Cam'ron Squash Beef, May Collaborate Soon Feb 19, 2014 at 07:49pm
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.  Nas and Cam'ron also had their differences, partly to do with Killa's ties to Jay, and spear-headed in this classic Power 105 interview. Dipset came back with some diss tracks, and while things have calmed down, the two never officially made peace.
Nas Documentary, "Time Is Illmatic"  To Premiere At 2014 Tribeca Film Festival
Nas Documentary, "Time Is Illmatic" To Premiere At 2014 Tribeca Film Festival Feb 19, 2014 at 02:53pm
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. Time is Illmatic which centers around the making of the album, as well as the impact on rap since its release, will officially debut at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, April 16th.
Nas Talks About 2014 Album, "Illmatic," And Upcoming "Street Dreams" Show
Nas Talks About 2014 Album, "Illmatic," And Upcoming "Street Dreams" Show Feb 14, 2014 at 04:38pm
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:
Danny Brown Goes On Bleak Twitter Rant
Danny Brown Goes On Bleak Twitter Rant Feb 10, 2014 at 04:45pm
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.
Nas To Release 20th Anniversary Edition Of "Illmatic"
Nas To Release 20th Anniversary Edition Of "Illmatic" Feb 4, 2014 at 12:40pm
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. Today we've learned that their will be a 20th anniversary edition of the debut released, titled Illmatic XX.