J Dilla Feat. Nas "The Sickness" Video
J Dilla Feat. Nas
Mass Appeal blessed us with a very dope posthumous collaboration between J Dilla and Nas a few weeks ago, titled "The Sickness." Since then J Dilla’s vocal album The Diary (which includes “The Sickness” as a bonus track on iTunes) dropped, and now we&rsq
Dave East & Nas Perform "Forbes List" At SXSW
Dave East Feat. Nas
Time and time again, Dave East and Nas have shown themselves to be huge fans of each other, with Nas signing East to his Mass Appeal imprint and East titling his debut album Hate Me Now after the Nas classic. The Queensbridge legend went on to guest on the Harlem upstart's track "Forbes List," and while performing at his own Mass Appeal SXSW showcase earlier this week, he brought out his young protege to help him out with that track.
Nas Previews A Collab With J Dilla & Madlib At SXSW
Nas, J Dilla & Madlib
Nas was the headlining guest at the BBQ party put on by his label, Mass Appeal, last night at SXSW. Next month, Mass Appeal is planning to release a posthumous album by legendary Detroit producer J Dilla titled The Diary, and during last night's party, Nas decided to play one of the cuts off the album, "The Sickness," which features himself as well as production contribution from Madlib, in addition to those of Dilla.
DJ Khaled Interviews Nas For We The Best Radio
DJ Khaled & Nas
DJ Khaled is putting his new platform -- his own We the Best radio show on Beats 1 -- to good use. On the inaugural episode, he premiered Future's latest album, EVOL, and on the second episode, which originally premiered on February 12, he sat down with Nas for an illuminating in-depth interview. It turns out that interview was filmed, and you can now watch Khaled's fireside chat with Nas, which came with a side of fine Cognac.
Usher Feat. Nas, Bibi Bourelly "Chains" Video
Usher Feat. Nas & Bibi Bourelly
Back in October, TIDAL released an exclusive record that featured Usher, Nas and Bibi Bourelly. The song, "Chains," served as a reflection on and a tribute to some of the many Black lives that have been lost. The trio later came together at TIDAL's 10/20 event to perform the record live.
Usher, Nas, & Bibi Bourelly Perform "Chains" At TIDAL X 1020 Concert
Usher, Nas & Bibi Bourelly
Last night's TIDAL X 1020 Concert at the Barclays Center featured an absolutely loaded bill that included Jay Z, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, T.I., Rick Ross, Meek Mill, French Montana, Fabolous, Travi$ Scott, & Pusha T.
The Game Gives Crips & Bloods History Lesson, Talks Working With Nas
The Game's NYC press tour ahead of The Documentary 2 continues as he sits down with Mass Appeal to discuss gang history in LA, what it was like working with Nas and Dr. Dre on the album, and much more. The Game explains why he doesn't just rock red ("I like blue. Shit is a cool color") and gives an awesome history lesson on the genesis of the Bloods vs Crips rivalry in Los Angeles, which dates back to 1972. He says he'll fold gang history into a skit on his album.
Nas "Obey Your Thirst" Documentary
After rolling out the trailer Friday, Sprite X The FADER roll out the second installment of FADER X Sprite's "Obey Your Thirst" doc series, starring the one and only Nas. He reflects on his rise to stardom:
Nas "Obey Your Thirst" Video (Trailer)
Sprite launched it's new documentary series with arguably the biggest man in rap right now, Drake, and it's following it up with a look at one of the genre's most influential figures. Nas will guest in the next doc, sharing knowledge of his long career. Today, we just get the short trailer for the episode, but it shouldn't be long before the full doc gets a release.
Nas On Charleston Shooting: "Racism Is Rotting America"
On Wednesday night, nine people were gunned down in a church in Charleston, South Carolina by 21 year old Dylann Roof. This sent a wave of shock around the entire country, and has led some rappers to speak up about racism, gun laws and/or mental illness. Yesterday, Killer Mike said he wishes that the churchgoers were armed, and today, Nas focused more on the mental illness side of things.
Drake & Nas Star In Sprite's "Obey Your Verse" Commercial
Drake & Nas
Earlier this week, it was reported that Sprite was launching a new ad campaign that would feature some quotable rap lyrics on their pop cans, including lyrics from Drake, Nas, Biggie, and Rakim. To promote the new “Obey Your Verse” campaign, Sprite decided to premiere its new commercial before Sunday night’s Game 5 of the NBA Finals between Cavs and Warriors, which starred non-other than Drake & Nas.
On The Come Up: Bishop Nehru
This week's edition of On The Come Up finds us talking to another Mass Appeal signee, Bishop Nehru. You may recall we hosted his labelmate, Boldy James, on a past edition in the series.
Fashawn Talks "The Ecology" And Working With Nas
Earlier today, Fashawn hit us with a stream of his new album The Ecology, which was in the works for quite a long time. We met up with the recent Mass Appeal signee to get the scoop on his debut for the label, and chat with him about working with his new label boss, Nas.
Drake & Nas Perform At Sprite Concert In NYC (Full Show)
Drake Feat. Nas
On Friday night, Drake and Nas co-headlined Sprite's Obey Your Thirst concert at Irving Plaza in New York City during All-Star Weekend. While we already caught some photos and IG clips of the star-studded evening, we now have the entire live show in full HD for those wanting to check it out.
Christina Aguilera Brings Out Nas During NBA All-Star Intro
Christina Aguilera Feat. Nas
The NBA All-Star game has shown a concerted effort to honor its host city this year. Before tonight's game, Christina Aguilera started things off with a Big Apple-themed intro, performing a cover of Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York." As the song winds down, we hear the instantly recognizable "N.Y. State of Mind" beat creep in. Enter New York's finest: Nasir Jones. At the 4:00 mark, Nas performs "N.Y. State of Mind," off the legendary Illmatic. Though barely a minute long, Nas walks off stage leaving the whole Barclay's center with goosebumps.
Timbaland Previews New Nas Track He Produced
Nas made one of his most critically acclaimed albums yet with the release of Life Is Good, but the New York rapper has been pretty reclusive since then. Of course, the rumor that he'll eventually do an album exclusively with DJ Premier has been thrown around, but Nas himself has stated that his next album will not be the Primo record. The first taste of what Esco may have in store for us has now made its way online, with Timbaland sharing a snippet of a new song he produced for the rapper. We'll keep you update with any further updates on the album.
Fashawn "Guess Who's Back" Video
Last summer it was announced that Fashawn had signed with Nas' Mass Appeal Records. The Fresno, California native is now ready to release his first album since signing with the hip hop legend. The Ecology, which will be executive produced by Nas, is on schedule to drop February 24 and will feature not only contributions from Esco, but also from Busta Rhymes, Alchemist, BJ The Chicago Kid, Dom Kennedy, Aloe Blacc, DJ Khalil and a few others.
Beastie Boys Feat. Nas "Too Many Rappers" Video
Beastie Boys Feat. Nas
Back in 2011, the venerated Beastie Boys released their last album before one of the three members, MCA (Adam Yaunch), tragically passed away as a result of cancer in 2012. While it's looking like that album, Hot Sauce Committee, will be the crew's last, today we get a bit of new content in the form of a previously-unreleased for their Nas collab, "Too Many Rappers."
Nas & Slick Rick Perform "Children's Story"
Last night, Slick Rick celebrated his 50th birthday in style at NYC's bowling alley/venue Brooklyn Bowl. Among the festivities was a historic performance of his 1988 classic "Children's Story," with Rick aided by Nas onstage. Watch it above.
On The Come Up: Boldy James
Site users know On The Come Up as a text piece, we used to do it weekly, breaking down rappers on the rise who you should keep an eye and an ear out for. Now we're taking On The Come Up to the next level, and turning it into a video piece. You can still expect it weekly, every Wednesday, only, now you'll get to watch and hear from the rapper directly. To kick it off, we connected with Detroit spitter and Mass Appeal signee Boldy James.