Nas News

  • 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:
  • Xbox Studios Developing Television Series Based On Nas' Life
    Xbox Studios Developing Television Series Based On Nas' Life
    Feb 11, 2014 at 10:28pm
     After announcing the news of Nas’ upcoming 20th anniversary issue of his 1994 debut album Illmatic,
  • 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.
  • Nas Will Perform “Illmatic,” With DJ Premier, In Its Entirety At BUKU Music+Art Project
    Nas Will Perform “Illmatic,” With DJ Premier, In Its Entirety At BUKU Music+Art Project
    Feb 1, 2014 at 06:32pm
    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. A good way to celebrate the 1994 classic's 20th anniversary and an even better way to bring the house down for the festival.
  • Nas Speaks About The Possibility Of "Illmatic 2"
    Nas Speaks About The Possibility Of "Illmatic 2"
    Jan 29, 2014 at 05:02pm
    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. But what exactly does Nas think on the matter? When asked by VIBE whether he would consider a sequel, Nas pondered:
  • J. Cole Honors Nas In Speech At Vibe Impact Awards
    J. Cole Honors Nas In Speech At Vibe Impact Awards
    Jan 25, 2014 at 02:36pm
    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. Well, Cole has made Nas proud yet again, making a very personal speech at this year's Vibe Impact Awards, which honored the Queensbridge rapper.
  • Eminem, Dr. Dre, Nas & More Perform At Beats By Dre Grammy Party
    Eminem, Dr. Dre, Nas & More Perform At Beats By Dre Grammy Party
    Jan 25, 2014 at 10:24am
    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.
  • The Alchemist Reveals "The Cutting Room Floor 3" Album Cover, Tracklist & Release Date
    The Alchemist Reveals "The Cutting Room Floor 3" Album Cover, Tracklist & Release Date
    Dec 23, 2013 at 05:34pm
    The Alchemist has had a busy year, including producing full projects from Prodigy and Boldy James, and most recently put in some work at the studio with none other than Kendrick Lamar.
  • DJ Envy Recalls The Time Nas Pulled A Gun On Him
    DJ Envy Recalls The Time Nas Pulled A Gun On Him
    Dec 10, 2013 at 09:53pm
     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.
  • Nas To Open Sneaker Shop In Las Vegas [Update: Nas Posts More Photos]
    Nas To Open Sneaker Shop In Las Vegas [Update: Nas Posts More Photos]
    Dec 5, 2013 at 12:27pm
    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 it’s Fila Italia Footwear Collection, and he served as the line’'s “sole ambassador during its run.
  • ScHoolboy Q Says Jay Z Won Nas Beef
    ScHoolboy Q Says Jay Z Won Nas Beef
    Nov 22, 2013 at 07:56pm
    Jay Z and Nas had one of the best documented beefs in hip hop history. Nas' "Ether" has almost been universally accepted as the diss track that won the beef, with it's title even going on to become a verb within the rap community, but there are still many who disagree with this decision-- ScHoolboy Q being one of them.  “Honestly, I think Jay Z won,” Q said in an interview with VladTV. “I mean Nas is my favorite rapper, but Jay Z, he was pretty scandalous.”
  • Ab-Soul Speaks On Learning From Jay Z & Nas, No Longer Writing Down Lyrics
    Ab-Soul Speaks On Learning From Jay Z & Nas, No Longer Writing Down Lyrics
    Nov 22, 2013 at 12:56pm
    Ab-Soul's following continues to grow, despite his lack of releases since 2012's dense Control System. In an interview with the Miami New Times, Soulo explained why the project continues to gain him followers, as well as speaking on the blatant honesty that comes with refraining from writing rhymes down, and the knowledge he's been able to acquire through listening to hip hop alone. Read some excerpts from the sit-down below.
  • Nas To Executive Produce & Provide New Music For Upcoming B-Boy Documentary
    Nas To Executive Produce & Provide New Music For Upcoming B-Boy Documentary
    Nov 11, 2013 at 10:49am
    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. The documentary will examine b-boys from third-world communities likes those in Colombia, Cambodia, Uganda and Yemen. 
  • ScHoolboy Q Calls Nas His Favorite Rapper, Jay Z "The Best To Ever Rap"
    ScHoolboy Q Calls Nas His Favorite Rapper, Jay Z "The Best To Ever Rap"
    Nov 8, 2013 at 04:45pm
    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.
  • 12 Albums That Need To Happen
    12 Albums That Need To Happen
    Nov 4, 2013 at 12:47pm
    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.
  • Nas Reveals Details Of New Album, Collaboration With Jay Z & Justin Timberlake
    Nas Reveals Details Of New Album, Collaboration With Jay Z & Justin Timberlake
    Oct 18, 2013 at 03:47pm
    2012's Life Is Good was well-received by fans and critics alike, and despite being released almost 20 years after his classic debut, still stands as one of the rapper's strongest efforts. Following the success of the project, the anticipation has grown for its follow-up, though Nas has remained fairly tight-lipped about the record.
  • 20 Of The Best Graffiti References In Hip-Hop
    20 Of The Best Graffiti References In Hip-Hop
    Oct 10, 2013 at 11:00pm
    Along with emceeing, DJing and breakdancing, graffiti is one of the four fundamental elements of hip-hop, and it's been an integral part of the culture since the beginning. Films such as Charlie Ahearn's Wild Style and Stan Lathan's Beat Street helped define this vivid form of expression in the 80s, and it's since grown into an international phenomenon. You'll find graffiti art in most corners of the globe at this point. 
  • DJ Premier Confirms He Will Produce a Full Nas Album
    DJ Premier Confirms He Will Produce a Full Nas Album
    Oct 7, 2013 at 02:49pm
    DJ Premier has provided Nas with some classic material over the years, including what could be argued as the emcee's most definitive cut, "NY State Of Mind". There has been talk of the two sitting down to record a full project together for some time, but it has yet to materialize-- and things did not look good when the beatmaker didn't even appear on Nas' last album, Life Is Good.
  • Mariah Carey Hit The Studio With Jermaine Dupri & Nas
    Mariah Carey Hit The Studio With Jermaine Dupri & Nas
    Sep 27, 2013 at 12:24pm
    Mariah Carey is currently at work on a new album, and she hit the studio with Jermaine Dupri and Nas last night to cook something up for the LP.
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