Lupita Nyong’o Spits Fire Bars Over Nas's "N.Y. State Of Mind" Instrumental
Lupita Nyong’o has an Oscar, but she clearly won't stop the hustle till she nabs a BET Hip-Hop award either. Posted on her personal Instagram, the Kenyan-Mexican actress stunts hard over one of hip-hop's classic instrumentals, "N.Y. State of Mind." Off of Nas's magnum opus Illmatic, "N.Y. State of Mind" was produced by DJ Premier back in 1992 (two years before Illmatic was released), but still gets rappers, fans, and that breed in-between extra fired up.
Nas And Kevin Durant Sit Down With Bill Simmons On "Any Given Wednesday"
Bill Simmons welcomed guests, Nas and Kevin Durant, onto his new HBO show "Any Given Wednesday" last night which featured a wide range of topics and segments including the Speed Round. After peppering Nas and KD with questions about the best NBA rapper, Kevin Durant's Rick James tattoo and what Nas would've done to stop the Biggie vs Tupac beef, Simmons shifted the conversation to Russell Westbrook.
DJ Khaled Feat. Nas "Nas Album Done" Video
DJ Khaled Feat. Nas
We've been waiting for DJ Khaled to drop a Major Key video ever since "I Got They Keys." Early Friday morning, Khaled delivered the video for "Nas Album Done" and it might be his best music video of all time, except for when he holds Fat Joe's umbrella in "Make it Rain."
Watch A Trailer For DJ Khaled & Nas’ Upcoming Video For “Nas Album Done”
DJ Khaled Feat. Nas
On Friday, DJ Khaled will release the official video for his Nas-assisted single “Nas Album Done,” off his latest album Major Key. But before he does so, the We The Best boss decides to give fans a preview of what’s to come by dropping off this new trailer today on his IG page in the meantime.
Watch The New Trailer For This Nas-Produced Skateboarding Film "The Land"
A skateboarding drama produced by Nas is set to hit theaters and VOD on July 29th and today we have a look at the newest trailer for "The Land." In short, the film features a group of troubled skaters from Cleveland who get caught up with a local drug ring after discovering a duffle bag fully of molly and flipping it because why not. If you need some more plot details:
French Montana Feat. Kanye West & Nas "Figure It Out" Video
French Montana Feat. Kanye West & Nas
After teasing BTS photos from this video shoot across social media, French Montana is finally ready to drop the official visuals for his big collaboration with two OGs Kanye West and Nas.
The Weeknd Performs "Tell Your Friends" Remix With Nas At Met Gala
The Weeknd Feat. Nas
Last night, The Weeknd did a special performance of his Beauty Behind the Madness record "Tell Your Friends," and he brought out a surprise guest-- Nas. The Kanye West-produced record received a surprise verse from Nas last night, which hopefully means a proper CDQ of this remix will be available in the near future. For now we have a high-quality video of the performance, thanks to Apple Music (Apple was also a Met Gala sponsor, and their chief design officer served as a co-host for the evening). Are ypu feeling Nas' verse?
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.