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  • 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 01:26 PM
    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.
  • Full List Of MTV's "Hottest MCs In The Game" Revealed
    Full List Of MTV's "Hottest MCs In The Game" Revealed
    Mar 8, 2013 at 10:00 AM
    MTV has finally unveiled all of the 10 rappers who grabbed a spot on the "Hottest MCs In The Game" list. This list will no doubt be debated, let us know your thoughts on the ranking in the comments, or tell us what your list would look like.Check out the full list of MCs in the gallery above.
  • Summer Jam 2014 Recap
    Summer Jam 2014 Recap
    Jun 2, 2014 at 02:52 PM
    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.
  • 12 Albums That Need To Happen
    12 Albums That Need To Happen
    Nov 4, 2013 at 12:47 PM
    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.
  • Ranking Nas' 12 Albums From Worst To Best
    Ranking Nas' 12 Albums From Worst To Best
    Apr 22, 2014 at 12:48 PM
    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.
  • 10 Surprising Rap Writing Credits
    10 Surprising Rap Writing Credits
    Apr 15, 2014 at 04:50 PM
    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.
  • J. Cole Explains In-Depth Story Behind "Let Nas Down"
    J. Cole Explains In-Depth Story Behind "Let Nas Down"
    Jun 7, 2013 at 01:23 PM
    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.
  • Top 90s Era Rappers Who Are Still Relevant
    Top 90s Era Rappers Who Are Still Relevant
    Nov 3, 2012 at 11:16 AM
    The 1990’s was the most crucial decade in the mainstream acceptance of hip hop as a viable art form. The genre’s fresh, energetic sound, coupled with an explosion of talent and one very tragic feud, allowed for rap music to assume a dominant position in popular culture. Some of the legendary acts that created the foundation for this success are still emceeing, and rapping with the same creativity and skill that was so instrumental to the genre’s breakthrough. To pay tribute to their longevity, here is our list of 90s era rappers who are still relevant in the second
  • 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 02:18 PM
    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.
  • 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 01:40 PM
    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.
  • 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 03:42 PM
    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.
  • Review: Fabolous' "The Young OG Project"
    Review: Fabolous' "The Young OG Project"
    Jan 6, 2015 at 06:52 PM
    Fabolous has always done a solid job at blending in with his environment. Whether he’s cutting with DJ Clue and The Neptunes in 2001 or jiving with Rich Homie Quan in 2015, he’s done a phenomenal job at adapting to change and staying relevant, something that is easier said than done.
  • 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 11:54 AM
    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.
  • Drake & Nas To Perform Together At Sprite Concert Friday Night [Update: Drizzy Brings Out Kanye, Travi$ Scott & ILoveMakonnen]
    Drake & Nas To Perform Together At Sprite Concert Friday Night [Update: Drizzy Brings Out Kanye, Travi$ Scott & ILoveMakonnen]
    Feb 14, 2015 at 02:25 AM
    All-Star weekend is definitely upon us. With Kanye West gracing the stage at tonight’s 1st Annual Roc City Classic Event, we now have word that Drake and Nas will be doing the same tomorrow night.
  • 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 02:09 PM
    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 Recalls Losing "Stay" To Nas & "Tears Of Joy" To Rick Ross
    J. Cole Recalls Losing "Stay" To Nas & "Tears Of Joy" To Rick Ross
    Feb 22, 2013 at 09:57 AM
    While we wait for J. Cole's delayed sophomore album, Born Sinner, the North Carolina native delivered his EP Truly Yours to occupy us.
  • 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 03:47 PM
    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 11:00 PM
    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. 
  • 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 05:31 AM
    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.
  • 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 10:35 AM
    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.
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