Nas & Kehlani To Join Lauryn Hill On Select Tour Stops
Lauryn Hill is in the midst of a North American tour called the "MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling!" The original tour press release promised that artists from "throughout the African diaspora" would be included on the bill. It has now been announced that Nas, Kehlani, Little Simz, and Noname will be joining Hill at select tour stops. Nas is slated to play at just two dates, San Francisco and Seattle. Kehlani will play San Francisco, Seattle, and NYC. Check out the full list of dates below.
DJ Khaled & Nas Shoot Video For "Nas Album Done" In Bahamas
It looks like DJ Khaled has another video off his recently-released Major Key album on the way. On Monday, the Miami DJ/producer took to his IG to share a couple pics & videos from his time on set for his next video “Nas Album Done” featuring Nas.
Artists React To Barack Obama's Final Summer Playlist
Earlier today, Barack Obama “dropped” (his words) a two part summer playlist, also serving as a cultural farewell as his eight years in the White House come to a close this fall. Barry O’s taste in music runs the gamut, but most relevant to HNHH are the many hip hop and R&B artists he included in both the daytime and nighttime segments.
French Montana's "MC4" Tracklist Features Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, Nas & More
French Montana finally has a concrete release date for his album MC4, which is also (finally) getting some buzz thanks to his single with Drake, "No Shopping," although the single caught more attention for Drake lyrics possibly dissing Joe Budden than it did for French.
Stream "The Land" Soundtrack, Featuring Nas, Kanye West, Pusha T, & More
Nas' Mass Appeal has teamed up with IFC films to produce a film called "The Land," a tale of a gang of Cleveland skateboarders who enter the high-stakes molly game to pay tournament fees. Nas & co have already released a few songs from the soundtrack; now they release the full stream by way of NPR. The soundtrack features music from Nas, Kanye West Erykah Badu, Pusha T, Jeremih, French Montana, Fashawn, Stalley, Machine Gun Kelly, Dave East, Nosaj Thing, Jerreau, Ezzy and more. Check out the tracklist and stream it in full below.
Nas, Kanye West, Pusha T, & Jeremih To Appear On "The Land" Soundtrack
On July 29th, Mass Appeal and IFC Films will debut their new film "The Land," a tale of a gang of Cleveland skateboarders who enter the high-stakes molly game to pay tournament fees. The 14-track. OST will be made available on the same day. The tracklist was announced Tuesday -- appearances from Kanye West, Pusha T, Jeremih, Erykah Badu, French Montana, Machine Gun Kelly, Nas, who executive produced the film, and many more. Check it out below.
The 11 Greatest O.J. Simpson References In Rap History
Today marks the 22nd anniversary of O.J. Simpson's white Bronco police chase. O.J. is locked up now at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada for committing armed robbery. Even from behind bars, O.J. is still able to capture America's imagination's like few else. He was recently the subject of the FX show, "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story"; he is currently the subject of ESPN's stunning 5-part documentary "O.J. Simpson: Made in America."
Nas x FILA "Ghostbusters" Collection Releasing This Month
Nas, who is apparently a big time "Ghostbusters" fan, has teamed up with FILA for a limited edition collection in honor of the new "Ghostbusters" film which hits theaters on July 15th. ” ‘Ghostbusters’ was a staple childhood movie for me, one my mother took me to see, and I still love watching today with my son,” Nas said in a statement today.
Jay Z, Nas, Rick Ross & More Showed Up To Puff Daddy's 1st Bad Boy Reunion Show
Since it was announced back in March, Diddy's Bad Boy Reunion concert has gone from one Barclays Center performance to an entire tour, and the first of the many shows kicked off Friday night. With a lineup that included Lil Kim, Mase, Faith Evans, The Lox, French Montana, and may more, it was sure to be a spectacle, but naturally, Puff managed to pull out quite a few surprises as well.
Nas' Film "The Land" Will Feature New Music From Kanye West, Pusha T & More
Nas has been expanding his creative efforts recently, although he still makes time for the occasional guest verse. Next on his ever expanding list of creative accomplishments is executive producing a full-length movie, titled “The Land.”
Nas A "Huge Creative Force" On Netflix Hip Hop Series "The Get Down"
During an interview at the Tribeca Film Festival, Baz Luhrmann spoke on Nas' involvement in his Netflix '70s hip hop drama "The Get Down," calling the rapper "a huge creative force" in shaping the aesthetic of the series, which follows a posse of struggling South Bronx teens during the genesis of hip hop.
Best Photos From Coachella Weekend 1
One down, one to go. The first half of Coachella is now over with, and weekend #2 is gonna have to bring a helluva lot of surprises if it wishes to live up to this past weekend. As has been the case in recent years, hip-hop has already been a major part of the lineup. Fans who stormed the grounds to see A$AP Rocky's headlining show were treated to superstar cameos from ScHoolboy Q and Kanye West. The first weekend has already showcased some of Cali's best talent, including YG, Vince Staples, and Anderson.
Staff Picks Playlist (April 15)
This week definitely ended on a high note. The past two days alone we've been inundated with music, from Rae Sremmurd (who also announced a release date and tracklist for the highly anticipated SremmLife 2) to Skepta (another album announcement on deck here) to ASAP Ferg, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, vintage Nas, and that's just scratching the surface of yesterday's songs list-- need I go into today's, which includes a Kid Cudi x Mike WiLL Made It collab?
Listen To J Dilla's New Album "The Diary"
This morning, J Dilla's estate released The Diary, the final batch of recordings he had intended to release in his lifetime. (We celebrated with an ill infographic all about Dilla. Check it out.) The album includes features from Nas, Snoop Dogg, Bilal, Nottz, Boogie, and additional production from Madlib, Hi-Tek, Karriem Riggins, Pete Rock, Bink!, and others.
Eazy E, Nas & More To Appear In Vintage Hip Hop Photography Exhibit At The Smithsonian
Old school hip hop heads will have to add the Smithsonian to their bucket list now. As part of the grand opening of the National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC), over 400 rare photographs of classic moments and figures in hip hop history will be on display.
Nas, Fabolous, Talib Kweli Headline The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival
The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival has previously hosted the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Jay Electronica, and Q-Tip, and this year, they've assembled a characteristically solid group of headliners. Now in its 12th year, this summer's fest will feature performances frim Rapsody, Talib Kweli, Fabolous, and -- the main event -- Nas.
The 10 Most Iconic '90s Hip-Hop Album Covers
The '90s is a decade that becomes more legendary with time. The magical aura that surrounds Led Zeppelin IV or Ziggy Stardust begins to surround albums like Illmatic and Reasonable Doubt. In the case of '90s hip hop, cover art was a vital piece of any album's identity, and many artists created images that would be as recognizable as their beats and lyrics, if not more so.
Nas Announces "Ghostbusters" Clothing Line
The new "Ghostbusters" reboot starring Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig is slated to hit theaters this July. The film will surely do numbers in the box office, and it'll likely be getting a boost from an unlikely collaborator: Nas. Nas' HSTRY Clothing launches a new Ghostbusters fashion line that will pay homage to Ghostbusters and be released in tandem with the film. "Ghostbusters is every fun thing you can think of when it comes to the imagination," says Nas.
Nas Gets Yet Another Tax Lien, This Time For $145,000
Despite his the success of his businesses like Mass Appeal, Nas still has some blind spots financially. According to a report from The Jasmine Brand, Nas has been hit with a tax lien from the state of Georgia, claiming that he owes over $145,000 in unpaid taxes. According to the legal documents filed in Georgia, these unpaid taxes date back to 2008.
28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (March 19)
Perhaps trying to match Kim Kardashian’s nude selfie from last week, Amber Rose freed the nipple in a censored Instagram post (she shared an uncensored version of the photo on Twitter). Rita Ora also got in on the shirtless action, as she shared some scantily clad photos of herself during her shoot for a lingerie brand.