Nas News

 
  • Cover of #TBT: Nas' Portrait Albums
    Nas' first four albums famously wore portraits of the MC in a different light. He was a kid on Illmatic. He was an adult on It Was Written. He was a pharaoh on I Am... He was Nostradamus on Nastradamus.
  • Cover of Tinashe Announces "Aquarius" Tour
    Tinashe's had a big year of highlights, not the least of which her debut album, Aquarius. Now, the singer's announced a brief string of tour dates for December, all presented as the "Aquarius Tour." 
  • Cover of Photos From The Soul Train Awards 2014
    Last night, the taping of the Soul Train Awards 2014 went down in Las Vegas, and in attendance were many of hip-hop and R&B's finest stars. Ahead of the ceremony itself, which airs on BET on Sunday, November 30th at 8 PM, take a look at some pictures from last night in the gallery above.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: November 6
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Nas Previews New J Dilla-Produced Single
    Run The Jewels are earning critical-acclaim from just about every major publication for their new Run The Jewels 2 LP, but the biggest story to come from their fan appreciation night came from an entirely different hip-hop act: Nas.
  • Cover of Pete Rock Releases "Time Is Illmatic" Mixtape
    Legendary producer Pete Rock has teamed up with all of the original producers featured on Nas' Illmatic for a brand new mixtape. Titled after the film of the same name, Time Is Illmatic is forty minutes of remixed glory. 
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: October 19
    This week we're finding several new entries in the Billboard 200, although nothing took over the #1 spot. Keyshia Cole actually comes out on top this week, debuting at #9, moving 25,000 copies opening week.
  • Cover of First Week Sales For Tinashe's "Aquarius" & Keyshia Cole's "Point Of No Return"
    We anticipated the first week sales for both Tinashe and Keyshia Cole last week, with projections looking like Keyshia Cole's Point of No Return would outsell Tinashe's Aquarius.
  • Cover of BTS Photos: Kid Ink, Usher & Tinashe's "Body Language" Video
    Just over a month ago, Kid Ink dropped off the Usher and Tinashe-assisted "Body Language," the first single from his upcoming follow-up to My Own Lane, and now it looks as though a video's on its way.
  • Cover of Tinashe & Keyshia Cole First Week Sales Projections
    Tinashe released her debut album, Aquarius, this past week, while Keyshia Cole, on the other hand, released her sixth studio album Point of No Return on the same day. So who will outsell who? The newcomer or the veteran singer?
  • Cover of Tinashe Reveals That She Wrote Jennifer Lopez's "I Luh Ya Papi"
    Well, this is rather surprising. Tinashe (who prior to this, had no experience as a ghostwriter for pop stars) has revealed that she originally wrote Jennifer Lopez's comeback single "I Luh Ya Papi."
  • Cover of Bishop Nehru's Next Album To Be Executive Produced By Nas
    Bishop Nehru may have just dropped his new album with MF DOOM, NehruvianDOOM (which we reviewed here), but he's already got his next project lined up, with assistance from one of rap's living legends.
  • Cover of Review: Tinashe's "Aquarius"
    It's funny how music comes full circle. Tinashe was just eight years old when Aaliyah Haughton tragically died in a plane crash, causing the music world to mourn and R&B to be reconstructed in her wake. 
  • Cover of Dave East Signs To Nas' Mass Appeal Label
    Over the course of the past few months, Nas has been beefing up the roster of his relatively new Mass Appeal label with his favorite underground artists, signing Boldy James, Fashawn, Bishop Nehru and Run The Jewels. Now, MTV reports that Harlem's Dave East has joined the label's crop of signees. 
  • Cover of Nas To Release New Music Within A Week, Maybe Sooner
    As if his new documentary wasn’t enough to be excited about, Nas fans can now look forward to hearing new music from the legendary Queens emcee "very soon".
  • Cover of Tinashe's Debut Album "Aquarius" Available To Stream
    Tinashe's debut album Aquarius doesn't actually hit stores/online retailers until October 7th, but today the singer has been kind enough to upload the entire project to her Soundcloud page. 
  • Cover of A$AP Mob's "L.O.R.D." Scrapped, New A$AP Rocky Album Coming Soon
    A$AP Mob's debut album has been in the works for quite a while now with plenty of false starts in the form of singles like "Trillmatic" and "Hella Hoes".
  • Cover of Tinashe Reveals "Aquarius" Artwork & Tracklist [Update: New Artwork And Future Feature Revealed]
    Tinashe just hit us with her Detail-produced, A$AP Rocky-assisted single, "Pretend", and she's now come through with the full tracklist and artwork for her debut album, Aquarius.
  • Cover of Tinashe Announces Debut Album "Aquarius" Release Date
    After a few strong mixtapes and a buzzing single "2 On" (remixed by Drake and OB OBrien), rising singer Tinashe is finally prepared to announce a release date for her debut album Aquarius.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: August 9 – August 15
    Underrated Audio aims to provide you with some dope looks from the last seven days that flew under most peoples' radars. While they may have received front-page placement on HNHH, they didn't get as many views as they deserve, so we shine a little more light on them right here.
  • Cover of Nas Announces "Illmatic" Tour Dates & Documentary Screening
    The people aren't done celebrating the 20-year anniversary of Nas' Illmatic just yet. The rapper is prepared to take Illmatic XX on the road for a tour, alongside a screening of his Illmatic documentary.
  • Cover of Nas Announces Release Date For Mass Appeal Compilation Album
    Back in May, we announced that Nas' new Mass Appeal record label imprint would be releasing a compilation featuring the label's first signees.
  • Cover of Nas Offers Kendrick Lamar Advice On Following Up A Classic Album
    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.
  • Cover of Mac Miller Reveals Collaboration With Your Old Droog
    Your Old Droog made quite a splash with the release of his self-titled EP earlier this year. The rapper's well-crafted style of underground rap was enough to garner some attention, but the uncanny resemblance to Nas' voice was what got people really talking.
  • Cover of Fashawn Signs With Nas' Mass Appeal, Announces "The Ecology" Release Date
    With the launch of Nas' Mass Appeal imprint, we had heard rumors that he signed Boldy James, Bishop Nehru and Fashawn. While Boldy James has been confirmed as a signee of the label, we haven't received confirmation from the source on the other two rising MCs.
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