Nas News

  • Nas Offers Kendrick Lamar Advice On Following Up A Classic Album
    Nas Offers Kendrick Lamar Advice On Following Up A Classic Album
    Jul 25, 2014 at 05:31am
    Few rappers are as well-equipped to talk about classic albums than Nasir Jones. With almost twenty years of experience in the game and at least four generally-regarded "classic" albums, the Queensbridge emcee is just about the best mentor an up-and-comer could ask for.
  • Mac Miller Reveals Collaboration With Your Old Droog
    Mac Miller Reveals Collaboration With Your Old Droog
    Jul 20, 2014 at 12:33pm
    Your Old Droog made quite a splash with the release of his self-titled EP earlier this year. The rapper's well-crafted style of underground rap was enough to garner some attention, but the uncanny resemblance to Nas' voice was what got people really talking.
  • Fashawn Signs With Nas' Mass Appeal, Announces "The Ecology" Release Date
    Fashawn Signs With Nas' Mass Appeal, Announces "The Ecology" Release Date
    Jul 9, 2014 at 01:43pm
    With the launch of Nas' Mass Appeal imprint, we had heard rumors that he signed Boldy James, Bishop Nehru and Fashawn. While Boldy James has been confirmed as a signee of the label, we haven't received confirmation from the source on the other two rising MCs.
  • Many Men: A History Of G-Unit Beefs
    Many Men: A History Of G-Unit Beefs
    Jul 2, 2014 at 08:15pm
    Perhaps it would have been easier to make a list of every rapper that 50 and the crew haven't had any altercations with over the course of their 10 years in the game--it certainly would have required less writing.
  • Nas Performs At Dave Chappelle's Show At Radio City Music Hall
    Nas Performs At Dave Chappelle's Show At Radio City Music Hall
    Jun 24, 2014 at 05:19pm
    Seeing Dave Chappelle do comedy live in 2014 is already a pretty big deal, but the notoriously reclusive funnyman has made his dates at Radio City Music Hall this month just a little more special. The first date came complete with a surprise performance from none other than Kanye West, and the remaining shows will see acts like Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, and The Roots taking the stage.
  • Three People Injured In Shooting After Nas & ScHoolboy Q Concert [Update: Schoolboy Q's Car Was Shot At]
    Three People Injured In Shooting After Nas & ScHoolboy Q Concert [Update: Schoolboy Q's Car Was Shot At]
    Jun 20, 2014 at 03:42pm
    A shooting has taken place in Denver, Colorado, this morning (June 20th) following a concert featuring performances from Nas, ScHoolboy Q, and Flying Lotus. Occurring in the parking lot outside of the concert venue, the shots fired resulted in three injuries. Reportedly found by Denver police, the victims were immediately transported to local hospitals to receive care.
  • Scarface Says He's In Talks With Nas To Do Collaborative Album
    Scarface Says He's In Talks With Nas To Do Collaborative Album
    Jun 18, 2014 at 01:11pm
    Scarface announced a new album in April, Deeply Rooted, so one would think a retirement isn't in the near future for the Houston OG, however while discussing rumors of retirement with DJ Whoo Kid, the rapper confirms it's almost time for him to leave the genre. Face jokes about pulling a Dr. Dre. "It's time to go man," he says.
  • Mac Miller Hits The Studio With Nas & Boldy James
    Mac Miller Hits The Studio With Nas & Boldy James
    Jun 13, 2014 at 11:50am
    Mac Miller's West Coast crib is quickly becoming a hot spot for rappers to record. We heard from Ab-Soul how he recorded most of his new album These Days... within Mac's chill confines, and thanks to Instagram, from time to time we get to see which rappers are stopping by his home recording studio.
  • Rebirth Pt. 3: The Evolution Of The MC
    Rebirth Pt. 3: The Evolution Of The MC
    Jun 4, 2014 at 02:18pm
    Rapper, Lyricist, Rhymesayer. All labels for one person: the MC. The MC not only has many different aliases but comes with many different personalities: the gangster, the conscious individual, the partygoer, the player, the everyperson.
  • Wiz Khalifa Announces Nas On "We Dem Boyz" Remix
    Wiz Khalifa Announces Nas On "We Dem Boyz" Remix
    Jun 3, 2014 at 10:39am
    Wiz Khalifa, fresh off a performance at Summer Jam, hit up Hot 97 for an interview about his recent mixtape 28 Grams, the Summer Jam performance with Snoop Dogg of course, his upcoming album and more.
  • Summer Jam 2014 Recap
    Summer Jam 2014 Recap
    Jun 2, 2014 at 02:52pm
    Yesterday the HNHH staff had the pleasure of attending Hot 97's 21st annual Summer Jam, which true to its reputation, ended up being an evening packed with great performances, surprises and even some drama. With the event split into two stages, one in the Festival Village and one in Metlife Stadium, we first hung out at the former with Iggy Azalea, Chinx, Mack Wilds, Childish Gambino and Jhene Aiko before moving inside the stadium for the night's headliners.
  • Live Stream Summer Jam XXI, Featuring Sets From Nas, 50 Cent, Nicki Minaj And Lil Wayne
    Live Stream Summer Jam XXI, Featuring Sets From Nas, 50 Cent, Nicki Minaj And Lil Wayne
    Jun 1, 2014 at 01:40pm
    HOT 97's twenty-first Summer Jam concert kicks off at East Rutherford's MetLife Stadium within the hour, and a live stream of the event has been made available for those of us unable to attend.
  • Samples Of The Week: May 29
    Samples Of The Week: May 29
    May 29, 2014 at 09:33am
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". 
  • Nas To Release "Lost Tapes 2" And Posthumous Pimp C Album On Mass Appeal Records
    Nas To Release "Lost Tapes 2" And Posthumous Pimp C Album On Mass Appeal Records
    May 16, 2014 at 03:09pm
    When Nas' contract with Def Jam runs out later this year, it appears that the veteran MC won't be without a label to call home. As previously reported, Nas will launch Mass Appeal Records, and now it seems like he'll be releasing projects on the label too. 
  • Meek Mill Previews More Records Off "Dreams Worth More Than Money", Has Collabo With Jay Z & Nas
    Meek Mill Previews More Records Off "Dreams Worth More Than Money", Has Collabo With Jay Z & Nas
    May 16, 2014 at 10:35am
    Last week Meek Mill treated fans to a preview of three new tracks off his upcoming album Dreams Worth More Than Money. He continues to keep the fans informed on his album progress, with a preview of more tracks last night on Instagram.
  • 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 Signs Boldy James On Newly-Launched Mass Appeal Imprint [Update: Boldy James Denies Signing To Mass Appeal]
    Nas Signs Boldy James On Newly-Launched Mass Appeal Imprint [Update: Boldy James Denies Signing To Mass Appeal]
    Apr 18, 2014 at 04:12pm
    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.
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