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.
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.
Mary J. Blige doesn't need to wait for a DJ to remix her latest song; the R&B singer went ahead and remixed it from the start. "Nobody But You" features the yearning, soulful lyrics we're used to from Blige, but this time it comes with a pulsing dance beat.
What would have happened if Kurt Cobain hadn't died in 1994? Rock historians might not have vaulted Nirvana to instant classic status, but the world would have one more transcendent artist, and hey, he might still be making music with Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl… and Coolio?
Macy Gray has won a Grammy, cracked the top 5 on the Hot 100, and released several multi-platinum albums, but she was still surprised when Booker T. Jones, one of the founders of the legendary Stax house band Booker T. and the Mg's, agreed to work with her on her new album 'The Way.'
It's been a whirlwind week for Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose's degrading love. After the two were married last year now they're headed towards divorce, we trace what's come of this news since it was released.
Following up on his attack against Kim Kardashian in Paris last week, notorious celebrity "prankster" Vitalii Sediuk -- banned in the US -- attacked Ciara on a red carpet outside the Valentino fashion show.