Nas performs at the 2014 Essence Music Festival

Nas Talks 'Lost Tapes' Follow-Up at 'Time Is Illmatic' Premiere

Also on hand for the evening, which included an afterparty at Lavo, were fellow New York MC Busta Rhymes, Michael Strahan, frequent Nas collaborators AZ and DJ Premier, hip hop pioneer Fab 5 Freddy, Sway, DJ Marley Marl, J. Crew's Jenna Lyons, and Nas' daughter Destiny Jones.
George M. Roberts

George M. Roberts, 'Mr. Bass Trombone,' Dies at 86

George M. Roberts, the master musician known as "Mr. Bass Trombone" whose melodic sound can be heard on Nelson Riddle-arranged albums for Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, has died. He was 86.
Watch Flying Lotus' Video for 'Never Catch Me' Featuring Kendrick Lamar

Watch Flying Lotus' Video for 'Never Catch Me' Featuring Kendrick Lamar

The theme of Flying Lotus' upcoming album You're Dead! is right there in the title, so it's fitting that the just-released music video for "Never Catch Me," featuring Kendrick Lamar, is set at a funeral. What's surprising, however, is that a seemingly sad video turns instantly joyful when the two late children -- a boy and a girl -- bound out of their caskets at the front of the church and dance gleefully down the aisle.
Sharon White and Ricky Skaggs, 2014.

Ricky Skaggs & Sharon White Talk New Album 'Hearts Like Ours'

Fans of Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White have been asking about a possible duets record about as soon as the couple were married in 1981. Both of their stars were on the rise at the time -- he as a solo act, and Sharon as a member of The Whites with sister Cheryl and father Buck. 1987's top 10 single "Love Can't Ever Get Better Than This" whetted fans' appetites even more for a duets project. Skaggs tells Billboard the fans weren't alone.