Hip-Hop Is Dead

  1. Album Reviews: Nas, Soul Asylum, JEFF the Brotherhood, Matisyahu

    July 19, 2012 5:55 PM EDT HIP-HOP NAS Life Is Good Producers: various Def Jam Release Date: July 17 Nas has admitted that the frilly green dress draped over his right knee on the cover of "Life Is Good" is the gown ex-wife Kelis wore at their wedding in 2005. It& ...

  2. Nas Dethrones Lil Wayne Atop Billboard 200

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT One rapper replaces another atop The Billboard 200 this week, as Nas' untitled Def Jam album dethrones Lil Wayne's Cash Money/Universal set "Tha Carter III." Nas' album sold 187,000 copies in the United States, according t ...

  3. Nas On Track For Fifth No. 1 Album Next Week

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nas' new Def Jam album may not have a title, but it will have a home at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The veteran rapper is on course to notch his fifth topper on the big chart, as he leads Nielsen SoundScan's Friday Building chart with 11 ...

  4. Nas Reveals North American Run

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In between performance dates on this summer's Rock the Bells tour, rapper Nas will embark on a 21-date North American tour in support of his new untitled album, due tomorrow (July 15) via Def Jam. The trek visits primarily clubs and theaters, ...

  5. Nas Pushes Back Release Date

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nas has announced July 15 is his untitled LP’s new release date via Def Jam. The disc was previously slated for July 1. Last month, the rapper dropped the disc’s original title, “N*gger,” and reclassified the album as an untitled project. This pro ...

  6. Nas Drops 'N Word' From New Album Title

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nas' controversially named new album, "N*gger," has been changed to an untitled project and will be released July 1 via Def Jam. "It's important to me that this album gets to the fans," the rapper says. "It' ...

  7. Nas Selects N-Word For New Album Title

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nas has a new album on the way before the end of the year, and its name is sure to be a conversation starter. During an Oct. 12 concert at New York's Roseland Ballroom, the rapper told the crowd the album would be called "N*gga." De ...

  8. Omarion Leads Post-Christmas Album Chart

    January 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Omarion leads the post-Christmas Billboard 200 with his new Epic album "21," which landed at No. 1 on U.S. sales of 119,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set matches the entry of his 2005 solo debut, "O," although ...

  9. Beyonce's 'Irreplaceable' Secures Second Week At No. 1

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" continues its reign over the Hot 100 for a second week. The track is the tally's greatest airplay gainer for a sixth straight, the first to achieve that disinction since 50 Cent's "Candy Shop ...