Nas News

  • Nas Comments On Kendrick Lamar's "King Of New York" Declaration
    Nas Comments On Kendrick Lamar's "King Of New York" Declaration
    Aug 17, 2013 at 01:26pm
    Much has been said about Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse, and while many have shared their responses, there are a few rappers we'd still like to hear from-- Nas being one of them. Miss Info was able to get a hold of the rapper, and get his thoughts on Kendrick's verse, his claim of being "King Of New York," and restoring the competitive nature in hip hop.
  • Nas & J. Cole Cover VIBE's 20th Anniversary Issue [Update: Pharrell & Daft Punk Cover VIBE]
    Nas & J. Cole Cover VIBE's 20th Anniversary Issue [Update: Pharrell & Daft Punk Cover VIBE]
    Aug 14, 2013 at 11:39am
    Yesterday we reported that Janelle Monae and Robin Thicke would take the cover of VIBE's 20th anniversary edition, but now it seems like their may be a few covers for the issue. Nas revealed his cover alongside J. Cole on Instagram today. Judging by the third headline on the issue, we may see Pharrell and Daft Punk on a third cover.
  • Nas Raising Money For Homeless Family In Washington D.C.
    Nas Raising Money For Homeless Family In Washington D.C.
    Aug 8, 2013 at 04:44pm
    Two weeks ago, a Washington, D.C. family lost their apartment above a grocery store after a serious fire. Stanley Young, an unemployed construction worker and single father, has been living in a Holiday Inn with his seven children ever since. Although he's been working with the Red Cross, the District of Columbia Office of the Tenant Advocate and his church, he's running low on funds, and is required to leave the hotel by August 13th.
  • Timbaland Announces New Nas Record "Sinatra In The Sand" ft. Justin Timberlake & Jay Z
    Timbaland Announces New Nas Record "Sinatra In The Sand" ft. Justin Timberlake & Jay Z
    Jul 23, 2013 at 07:55pm
    In a brief preview clip of Timbaland's upcoming interview with REVOLT TV, the super-producer revealed a new Nas record that came about during the Magna Carta Holy Grail recording sessions.  "Nas got a song right now with him, Jay, and Justin, and it’s completely stupid," says Timbo. "It’s called 'Sinatra In The Sand' and Justin sounds like Frank Sinatra." Also, it looks like he'll be contributing heavily to the veteran emcee's next project. "I told Jay this, the person that gets me from Hip Hop now, their album is really gonna be phenomenal, and that’s Nas."
  • Harvard University Introduces The Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship
    Harvard University Introduces The Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship
    Jul 16, 2013 at 01:08pm
    Nas is one of the most respected emcees in the game, and it seems his clout is only growing, with the announcement that Harvard is creating a fellowship in his name. The announcement comes as a joint project between the Hip-Hop Archive and the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University, and is described as having the intention to “fund artists and scholars who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in the arts in connection with Hip-Hop”.
  • Nas To Headline The New York Mets 2013 “Summer Postgame Concert Series”
    Nas To Headline The New York Mets 2013 “Summer Postgame Concert Series”
    Jun 29, 2013 at 01:42pm
    Nas just made waves by adding a very memorable verse to J. Cole's "Let Nas Down" Remix, and now has some more big news, as he's set to headline The New York Mets 2013 “Summer Postgame Concert Series” this month!
  • Game Changers: Nas Edition
    Game Changers: Nas Edition
    Jun 29, 2013 at 10:01am
    Of the dozens of rappers debated as the G.O.A.T dead or alive, Nas's name probably comes up with the most frequency behind The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac (maybe ahead depending on the source).
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: June 17-23
    Top Tracks Of The Week: June 17-23
    Jun 26, 2013 at 04:42am
    This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. This edition features Drake, J. Cole, Nas and more! Take a look at the list in the gallery above, and feel free to let us know your own favorite tracks in the comments.
  • J. Cole Speaks On "Made Nas Proud", Reveals It's Been In The Works For 2 Weeks
    J. Cole Speaks On "Made Nas Proud", Reveals It's Been In The Works For 2 Weeks
    Jun 25, 2013 at 02:09pm
    When the Let Nas Down (Remix) droppped over the weekend, it came as a pleasant surprise to many, but it was unclear how much knowledge J. Cole had of it's existenece before it appeared on Twitter. In a recent radio intrerview with 97.9 The Box in Houston, Cole revealed that the remix has been in the works for some time, predating even the release date of Born Sinner.
  • J. Cole Fan Seemingly Threatens Sister's Life If Rapper Does Not Retweet Him [Update: Fan Investigated By Police]
    J. Cole Fan Seemingly Threatens Sister's Life If Rapper Does Not Retweet Him [Update: Fan Investigated By Police]
    Jun 19, 2013 at 02:18pm
    J. Cole is surely excited to drop his sophomore album Born Sinner today, but last night he was given a serious shock when a fan tweeted a photo at him which depicted him pointing a gun at his little sister.
  • J. Cole Says Nas Was "Honored" & "Highly Impressed" By "Let Nas Down"
    J. Cole Says Nas Was "Honored" & "Highly Impressed" By "Let Nas Down"
    Jun 18, 2013 at 05:18pm
    One of the more talked about tracks on J. Cole's Born Sinner is "Let Nas Down." The track details Cole's feeling about hearing that Nas did not approve of his single choice for Cole World. When the NC rapper ran into Nas in the airport, he played him the song, which got a much more positive response from Nasir than "Work Out" before it.
  • Photos: Kanye West Celebrates His 36th Birthday w/ Beyoncé, Jay-Z & Nas
    Photos: Kanye West Celebrates His 36th Birthday w/ Beyoncé, Jay-Z & Nas
    Jun 9, 2013 at 11:54am
    As reported by MissInfo, Kanye West took a minute to celebrate his birthday with friends before a performance at the Governors Ball in New York City last night.
  • J. Cole Explains In-Depth Story Behind "Let Nas Down"
    J. Cole Explains In-Depth Story Behind "Let Nas Down"
    Jun 7, 2013 at 01:23pm
    J. Cole's tracklist has gotten people talking, specifically, the track #15 titled "Let Nas Down." Although Cole recently shut down rumors that he titled a track "I Disappointed Nas," the real title is pretty close. J.
  • Photo: Jay-Z, Nas, Justin Timberlake & Timbaland In The Studio
    Photo: Jay-Z, Nas, Justin Timberlake & Timbaland In The Studio
    Jun 5, 2013 at 10:07pm
     Coming at ya with another photo this evening, it looks like Jay-Z, Nas, Justin Timberlake, and Timbaland are cooking up some new material for us.
  • Nas' Lawyer Asks Judge To Throw Out $10 Million Lawsuit From Concert Promoter [Update: More Details Emerge]
    Nas' Lawyer Asks Judge To Throw Out $10 Million Lawsuit From Concert Promoter [Update: More Details Emerge]
    May 4, 2013 at 04:19pm
    Nas is still feeling the effects of a missed show last year in Angola. As we reported in Septemeber, Nas had missed a concert in Angola for a New Years Eve performance in 2011.
  • North Coast Music Festival Performers Include Wu-Tang, Nas, Mac Miller, Afrojack & More
    North Coast Music Festival Performers Include Wu-Tang, Nas, Mac Miller, Afrojack & More
    May 3, 2013 at 11:06am
    This year's North Coast Music Festival, which takes place in Chicago at Union Park from August 30th to September 1st, features quite a few hip-hop names.
  • Black Thought Recalls Short Lived Beef With Nas, Considered Slapping Him
    Black Thought Recalls Short Lived Beef With Nas, Considered Slapping Him
    Apr 22, 2013 at 07:21pm
    The Roots are not generally the types to be involved in beef. The Philly group have been working in the hip hop scene for two decades and have been able to steer clear of the feuds that many rappers end up engaging in. Black Thought revealed in a recent interview, however, that there was some bad blood between him and Queensbridge emcee, Nas, early on. 
  • Nas Invests Six-Figure Sum In Mass Appeal
    Nas Invests Six-Figure Sum In Mass Appeal
    Apr 10, 2013 at 12:16pm
    Hip-hop magazine Mass Appeal announced it's return to the print game earlier this year, after taking a five-year break. The magazine, which started back in 1996, featured Nas on their 2001 cover. Now Nas is returning to Mass Appeal, however this time with a much greater stake in how the mag performs.
  • Nas Says His New Album Title Will Drop In May
    Nas Says His New Album Title Will Drop In May
    Apr 2, 2013 at 12:19pm
    Nas has been relatively quite since his critically acclaimed album, Life Is Good, hit the shelves last July. Now the rapper has taken to Twitter to announce that a new LP is already on the way, and we'll be getting the title of said album next month.
  • Kendrick Lamar Reveals He Wanted A Nas Feature On "Sing About Me"
    Kendrick Lamar Reveals He Wanted A Nas Feature On "Sing About Me"
    Mar 22, 2013 at 08:10pm
    While good kid, m.A.A.d city has gotten its share of its praise for Kendrick's perfectionism, The Compton rapper revealed recently that there was one final touch he wished he had added to the record.
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